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.

News & Closures:  

Museums for All Logo-with tagline_RGBJMM is proud to announce its participation in Museums For All! Check out our “Visiting” page for more details.

JMM will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.


Upcoming Events:

They’ve got WHAT? Historical Collections at the National Library of Medicine

_DSC7507_HDRSunday, September 11th at 11:00am
Speaker Dr. Stephen Greenberg, National Library of Medicine

Included with Admission

The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library with a collection of over twelve million books, journals, manuscripts, audiovisuals, and other forms of medical information. The collection includes material from the eleventh century to the present, and stands amongst the richest of any institution in the world. This illustrated presentation will introduce these vast collections to the audience, including how NLM was able to assist the Jewish Museum of Maryland in mounting its current exhibition, Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Unobtrusive Observations: Evaluating Beyond Chicken Soup

Check out all those post-it notes!

For the past month, we have begun doing evaluations of our Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America exhibit. We have been tracking, or completing “unobtrusive observations” of visitors, where data is collected about what attracts and holds the attention of our guests in the exhibition. We have also been completing short interviews where we ask visitors questions about their experience after leaving the exhibit. We hope to conduct between 70-100 evaluations before the exhibit closes in mid-January and have already completed about 25, due in large part to the work of our fabulous summer interns and volunteers..continue reading.


Beyond Chicken Soup: What’s On Your Plate 1940s: Making a Little Go a Long Way

1940 dinnerDuring the Great Depression and the wartime food rationing that followed, Americans tried to stretch their supply of meat with dishes like “liver loaf”. Savvy cooks economized by replacing scarce apples with cheaper, shelf-stable Ritz crackers in the national desert, apple pie…..continue reading.