Upcoming Events

Oct 29th

Free Fall Baltimore: Free Admission Today

In conjunction with Free Fall Baltimore, admission to the Museum is FREE all day! We also have a great FREE public program, Scapegoats: The Fate of Iraq’s Jews 1917 -2017. More info on this program is here.


For more information on Free Fall Baltimore, and other participating organizations, check out their website.


Free Fall Baltimore

Oct 29th

Scapegoats:  The Fate of Iraq’s Jews 1917 -2017

A Free Fall Baltimore Program


Sunday, October 29th at 1:00 pm


Speaker: Maurice Shohet


Free – Let us know you’re coming!


Jewish scribes at the Tomb of Ezekiel, 1914. Via.

Jewish scribes at the Tomb of Ezekiel, 1914. Via.


In the Ottoman Census of 1917, 40% of the population of Baghdad, approximately 80,000 people, were Jewish. Today, an estimated 5 Jews remain in city. The Jewish Museum of Maryland is very pleased to welcome to Baltimore Mr. Maurice Shohet for our annual Free Fall Baltimore event. Mr. Shohet, was a bar mitzvah in Baghdad in 1963, fled Iraq in 1970 and returned again in 2003 in an effort to help preserve sites of Jewish importance.


In this program Mr. Shohet will discuss the 20th century history of Iraq’s Jewish community, exploring its decline from a once thriving community to today’s reality of a dispersed, diaspora existence.

Nov 2nd

IMPACT: Night at the Museum

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Thursday, November 2nd at 7pm


Cost: $5 




IMPACT and Baltimore Jewish Council present an evening at Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage, a National Archives exhibit.



Meet descendants of Iraqi Jewish refugees in the greater Baltimore community, share your family history and explore the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s latest exhibit. Hear from a representative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) as we discuss immigration in the past and today, and learn about their work in assisting vulnerable communities around the world.