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.


Admission Change: Please note that the new Museum admission rates are now in effect.  New admission fees can be viewed HERE.

Upcoming Events:

Flickering Treasures


Forest 11/6/11 - 10-10:30 am f/11Sunday, July 12th at 1:00 p.m.

Speaker Amy Davis, photographer

Included with Museum Admission

Celebrate the golden age of movie-going with Baltimore photographer and author Amy Davis as she presents photographs from her upcoming book, “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” The integral role of Jews in Baltimore cinema, as theater owners, operators and moviegoers will be explored. The collection of vintage and new photographs in Flickering Treasures tells a fresh story of Baltimore through the cultural prism of film exhibition. Share your reminiscences after traveling in time back to your favorite movie houses. More Info.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Many Hands Make Light Work; Or, Changing Our Exhibits

DSCF4121The Amazing Mendes Cohen closed on June 14th, and Cinema Judaica opens on July 1st. In between, while one exhibit comes down and the other goes up, our visitors have one less gallery to see. Let’s lift that veil of secrecy* for a moment, and reveal a little of the behind-closed-doors work of  changing out an exhibit. Alas, no magic wands or helpful elves are involved; all the dismantling, painting, fabrication, artifact prep, and label writing requires the work of many hands....continue reading.