Current Exhibitions

Stitching History from the Holocaust
April 7 – *Extended* September 15, 2019

Fashion Statement
April 7 – September 15, 2019

Voices of Lombard Street

The Synagogue Speaks

Upcoming Exhibitions

Baltimore’s Local Grocer:
Celebrating 75 Years of Eddie’s of Roland Park
On view September 16 – October 24, 2019

Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
Opens October 2019

Jews in Space:
Members of the Tribe in Orbit
Opens May 31, 2020


Volunteering is a great way to get involved at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Volunteers at the Museum help us to carry out our mission while enjoying opportunities for growth and community service.

The Jewish Museum relies heavily on its many volunteers. The Museum has more than 60 regular volunteers who serve as receptionists, docents (guides), shop assistants, archival, curatorial, and office assistants. Volunteers also help to staff the Museum for special events.

Volunteers at the Jewish Museum are treated as colleagues. Professional training, supervision, and evaluation are offered to all volunteer staff.

Photo, right, by the Baltimore Sun

Jewish Museum of Maryland Volunteer Opportunities


Front Desk Reception

Front Desk Volunteers maintain a warm and welcome atmosphere for Museum guests while orienting visitors to the Museum complex.  Volunteers provide information about all the services that the Museum offers, including informing visitors about tour times, current and upcoming exhibitions, and public programs. Front Desk Volunteers answer the telephone and process admission fees for groups and individuals, maintaining an accurate count of who attends synagogue tours via a computer program.

Museum Docents

Museum docents possess an interest in history and enjoy sharing their knowledge with others.  They perform an essential duty by leading tours and by interpreting the history of the Museum’s two historic synagogues and exhibitions for adults, families, and school groups of all ages.  They present information in an unbiased manner.  Training is offered to those interested in joining our docent corps and will focus on the history of Baltimore’s Jewish community. The two historic synagogues are only accessible by a flight of steps. Please note that they are currently not accessible by walkers or wheelchairs.

Museum Gift Shop

The Museum’s Gift Shop, Esther’s Place, filled with beautiful Judaica, Museum catalogs, and exhibition related merchandise, is a destination for Museum visitors.  Gift Shop volunteers assist guests with purchases, process cash and credit card payments via a computer; arrange merchandise on shelves and in windows, assist the Shop Assistant with conducting store inventory and maintaining shop upkeep. Customer service skills required and, also, must be comfortable using a computer.


Use your career or hobby expertise to further family history work.  Volunteers will possess good communication skills, an excitement for family history, experience using family history programs and websites, and basic computer proficiency.  Training will be provided to enable you to assist patrons as they work to identify their ancestors and link families.


For information about volunteering at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, please contact:

Wendy Davis, Volunteer Coordinator

Jewish Museum of Maryland

15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone 443.873.5168

Fax (410) 732-6451