Calendar of Events

Jun 14th

2016 Annual Meeting

The Greatest Gap: Health Inequity in Baltimore

Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker Dr. Jay Perman, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm






In 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a report with this essential line: “Scientists have found that the conditions in which we live and work have an enormous impact on our health—long before we ever see a doctor.”


“The conditions in which we live and work …” In Baltimore, these conditions are often bleak—often deplorable. These are the conditions that perpetuate yawning gaps in health care access and efficacy and in large-scale community health outcomes.


In this talk, Dr. Perman will address the social determinants of health—education, economic stability, personal and public safety, housing and transportation, social supports and cohesion. He’ll discuss how anchor institutions—like the University of Maryland, Baltimore—can help remediate the grave disparities we see in the health of populations.

Jun 12th – Jun 13

Museum Closed – Shavuot

The Museum is closed for Shavuot.

May 29th

Welcome to Jonestown Free Family Day

Sunday, May 29, 1pm to 4pm



Three great new neighbors are coming to Jonestown. The National Aquarium, Living Classrooms and Ronald McDonald House have all announced that they are building new facilities on Baltimore and Fayette streets in the next couple of years.


Welcome to the New Neighbors!

Welcome to the New Neighbors!


The cultural institutions of Jonestown are hosting an old-fashioned block party at the Jewish Museum of Maryland to welcome the newest additions to Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood.   – we’re offering a day of FREE activities including performances, activities and presentations to entertain the whole family.


Get patriotic with the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, explore design with the Carroll Mansion, put together lamps for the Phoenix Shot Tower, and crafts with the Zion Church of the City of Baltimore. Chat with a ranger from Baltimore Heritage and stop by the McKim Center and Reginald F. Lewis Museum tables. We’re also  featuring a live animal encounter with the National Aquarium until 2:30 pm and our neighbors at Port Discovery will be stopping by for story telling at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.


And the icing on the cake… will be icing on an anniversary cake – marking 355 years since David Jones, the settler (rather than Davy Jones, the Monkee or Davy Jones, the locker owner) built his home here, giving his name to the falls, the expressway, and Baltimore’s newest attraction: Jonestown.


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