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:  

The Museum will be closed on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th in observance of Rosh Hashanah and on Wednesday, October 12th in observance of Yom Kippur. The Museum will close at 3pm on Tuesday, October 11th.

The Museum will be closed on Monday October 17th and Tuesday October 8th in observance of Sukkot and on Monday October 24th and Tuesday October 25th in observance of Shemini Atzeret and Simchas Torah.

 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.

Online Ticketing Now Available! 


Upcoming Events:

The Great Chicken Soup Cook Off

CHicken Soup Image with textSunday, October 9th, 1 – 3:30pm
Included with admission – Buy Tickets Now!

Inspired by our current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage our first ever Great Chicken Soup Cook Off! We already know the miraculous power of chicken soup, now we want to find the best chicken soup in Maryland. Come taste and vote for your favorites – plus we’ll have plenty of fun activities perfect for kids (and kids-at-heart).

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

A Trip to the Scrap Yard

scrap yard photoThe Jewish Museum of Maryland’s newest original exhibition project, American Alchemy: From Junk to Scrap to Recycling officially launched its second phase of development with a convening of our project team, including new project curator, Jill Vexler, and our designers from Alchemy Studios. The exhibition which explores the history of Jewish involvement in the scrap industry also will reflect the experiences of non-Jews and covers a wide swath of history from the 18th-21st centuries. We are currently in the process of collecting stories and artifacts that reflect the unique nature of these businesses, many of which have remained in the same families for generationscontinue reading.

Fitness Fads: The Future of America

2006013095In 1956, in response to an alarming medical journal article on the state of fitness in America’s youth, President Eisenhower established the President’s Council on Youth Fitness. Once again, U.S children had been compared to Europe’s, and found wanting. In the early 1960s President Kennedy changed “Youth” to “Physical,” hoping to address the health of all Americans regardless of age, and the Council launched a national advertising campaign…...continue reading.