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.


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.


In the Service of Health: A Celebration of Public Health Care Providers

August 2016 Postcard Final-1This August, in conjunction with Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America, JMM salutes government health care professionals at the city, state and federal levels.  The story of health care in America would be incomplete without acknowledging the work that these men and women perform in the realms of public policy, emergency management and serving wounding warriors both in the field and at home.  On three Sundays in August our programs highlight the work of public health professionals, fire department first responders and medical officers in the uniformed services.

We are delighted to offer free admission to members of these professions, our health care heroes, on all Sundays during the month of August.

Upcoming Events:

First Responders Day

zzdata-fire_museum_10Sunday, August 14 from 11:00am

Included with Admission

We have something for everyone as we honor our first responders! From 11am to 1pm we welcome to the JMM both a modern and vintage firetruck for you to explore plus crafts inspired by the firetrucks. At 1pm William Roulett, Education Director at The Fire Museum of Maryland joins us for his presentation The History of the American Fire Service as Seen through the Eyes of the Collection of the Fire Museum of Maryland.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Jewish Olympians

Sada JacobsonThis weekend I read an article in the Washington Post entitled “Sorry, Rio, but London and Beijing have ruined Opening Ceremonies for everyone” making an invidious comparison between past Olympic spectacles and the relatively more modest evening in Rio de Janeiro.  It got me thinking about how this event went from an international amateur competition to a major made-for-tv extravaganza....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.