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.


The Museum will be closed in observance of the holidays on the following dates:

Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th


Catalog Cover photoJMM Members – Don’t forget to reserve your space for our special Paul Simon: Words and Music members opening! Email reservations@jewishmuseummd.org to save your spot today! More info here.

Upcoming Events:

Happy Birthday Paul Simon!: Public Opening of Paul Simon: Words and Music

Happy BirthdaySunday, October 11th, 11:00 a.m.

Included with Museum admission 

Help us celebrate Paul Simon’s 74th birthday and the official opening of our latest exhibit Paul Simon: Words and Music developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Festivities include plenty of cake, a “Simon Sing-along” and a very special game of “Simon Says”! Test your Paul Simon knowledge for a chance to win some great prizes.

The schedule:

11:00am “Simon Says”

11:30am Simon Sing-a-Long

12:00pm Birthday Cake

At 3 p.m we welcome Scott Benarde, who will be presenting his talk Stars of David: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Jewish Stories

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

The Usefulness of Ephemera

DSCF4431A refrain I’ve heard several times while prepping “Paul Simon: Words and Music” goes along the lines of “Oh, too bad I got rid of all my record albums!” Fortunately, getting rid of records is not something the Church family does easily, and so a supply of Paul Simon and Simon & Garfunkel albums was ready to hand. My parents saved their records, even after there was no longer a record player in the house, because (among other reasons) there was space in the basement to store them. I myself saved some of their records because (among other reasons) I am sentimentally attached to things that my parents wrote their names on when they were young…….continue reading.