Welcome to the Jewish Museum of Maryland!
Welcome to The Jewish Museum of Maryland, America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community, located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from the Inner Harbor. Here at the JMM, visitors can uncover the roots of Jewish history in our landmark historic sites – the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845, now the nation’s third oldest surviving synagogue and B’nai Israel Synagogue, built in 1876 and still home to a vibrant congregation. Our Museum Campus includes three exhibition galleries featuring fascinating and diverse exhibitions that explore in depth, the Jewish American experience. The Museum offers a wide range of programs and special events for children, adults, and families as well as a research library and family history center. We invite students of all ages to experience the rich vitality of Jewish culture and heritage on and off-site through our education programs.
Due to a private event the last synagogue tour on Sunday, June 26th will be at 2pm.
The Museum will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
JMM is proud to announce its participation in Museums For All! Check out our “Visiting” page for more details.
Inviting your inner artist outside
Sunday, July 17th from 10:30 am
Instructor Matthew Adelberg
Included with admission
Inspired by the beautiful Lloyd Street Synagogue, and the energy of Artscape, this series of artist-led workshops will introduce you to a new way of looking at the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s campus and collections. Our first session will be a plein air (i.e. outside) focusing upon the exterior of the Lloyd Street Synagogue. All skill levels are welcome, and our instructor is experienced in teaching all age ranges so please bring your entire family for a day or relaxation and creation. No experience necessary! Bring your own supplies or use ours for a small fee. Spots are limited, and registration is strongly encouraged. All artists will be invited to display their art in a lobby display at the Jewish Museum of Maryland later in the year.
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On the Blog:
Through recorded oral histories, we preserve information that is not found in data tables, census records, or even preserved media. During the Great Depression, my great-grandfather actually attended and graduated high school twice, but this is not recorded by the government. His younger brother had found a job to help support the family, but was still required by law to finish his schooling. Jobs were hard to find and important to keep so for the sake of his family, my great-grandfather went back to finish high school for his brother. This story is an oral history passed down through my family. It is a story that would be lost without word of mouth and is not in any official record. If you were to look for a graduation record for Raymond Haber, you would only find one......continue reading.
Beyond Chicken Soup: Artifact Info – Turning the Pages
Light damage is cumulative and irreversible – and affects more than just the brightness and color of an object. Fading is only one result of light exposure; materials such as paper, fabric, and leather can suffer physical and chemical damage. This is the reason for the low light levels in many exhibits, and also the reason for rules such as “no flash photography.” (Yes, even one flash adds to the problem; remember, the damage is cumulative!) Thus, exhibiting anything becomes a balancing act between preservation and access, and the question becomes even trickier when the exhibited material is particularly old, fragile, and rare. Such is the case with the manuscripts on display in the Study…..continue reading.