Upcoming Events

Dec 25th

Mitzvah Day at the JMM

Monday, December 25th, 10 am to 12 pm




Spend this Mitzvah Day at the JMM helping less fortunate members of our community. This year we are pleased to partner with Asylee Women Enterprises, to create care parcels for women and their children currently seeking asylum in the Baltimore area.  To make the day a success we need your help! Please join us to pack and decorate parcels throughout the morning.

Want to do more to help, or can’t make it on the day? We need donations for the parcels including toiletries, snacks, socks and laundry detergent – see the complete list below.


We are collecting:



Puzzle or adult coloring book


Snacks- like granola bars, candy, cookies, etc.


Dried Beans





Laundry Detergent

Cooking Oil

Paper Towels


You can also donate via our Amazon wish list (coming soon).


Following the Mitzvah Day activities, sit down and relax at 1pm for JMM Executive Director, Marvin Pinkert’s presentation Lemon Juice, Hair Dryers and the National Treasure, plus a screening of the movie National Treasure.* More info here. 




Looking for more Mitzvah Day activities? Check out the list over at Jewish Volunteer Connection!



*Please note that the afternoon program is not free, but is included in the regular price of Museum admission.

Dec 25th

Lemon Juice, Hair Dryers and the National Treasure

Monday, December 25th, 1 pm


Speaker: Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland


Included with Museum Admission: Get Tickets Now!


JMM Members – Let us know you’re coming!




This year JMM is hosting two exhibits from the National Archives and Records Administration – Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage (open now) and Amending America: The Bill of Rights (open next April 9).  The National Archives and its most famous document, the official Declaration of Independence, achieved stardom in the 2004 adventure classic National Treasure. Though he doesn’t look a bit like Diane Kruger, the actual director of the National Archives museum at that time was our own Marvin Pinkert.  So this December 25th we’ll not only show the movie, but also get the inside scoop on the real story behind both the treasure and the film.


1:00 “Lemon Juice, Hair Dryers and other Archival Nightmares”– The Making of National Treasure – talk by Marvin Pinkert


1:45 National Treasure – movie screening

Jan 14th

Iraqi Jewish Voices: Narratives of Memory and Identity

Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at 1pm


Speaker: Dr. Henry Green, University of Miami and Sephardi Voices


Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now!


JMM Members – Reserve Your Seats!


Dr. Henry Green


Iraqi Jewish Voices tells the story of the last generation of Iraqi Jews displaced in the wake of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel through dramatic contemporary and historical photography, film, and personal narrative. Iraqi Jewish Voices is a project of Sephardi Voices whose mission is to collect and archive the life stories of Jews of Middle Eastern, North African and Iranian origin to raise awareness of their loss of human rights and strengthen the voices of all minorities and refugees in today’s world.