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.


We are thrilled to announce the Museum has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities​ in support of our “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America” exhibit!

Upcoming Events:

Mendes & Egypt: An Adventure in Collecting  

RectangleSpeaker: Dr. Betsy Brian, Johns Hopkins University
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:00pm
Included with Museum admission


View more upcoming events HERE!



On the Blog:

From “A Woman’s Thoughts” to “Welcoming the Ladies” – A Few Thoughts for the End of Women’s History Month

1998.86.100 cover and title pageWhen you’re researching in our (or any museum’s) collections, intriguing artifacts often lead you to other intriguing artifacts. Our book collection includes this title that caught my eye while scanning spines: A Woman’s Thoughts About Women. It’s an 1864 edition of an 1858 essay, with one of those discreet Victorian “By the Author of…” attributions. As the title suggests, it was written by a woman: British novelist Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887)….continue reading!