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.

Holiday Closures and Openings:

The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving. The Museum will be OPEN on Friday, November 27th from 10 am until 3 pm.


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November is our Folk Film Festival! Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Click HERE for more info.

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Online Ticketing is Here: Click Here to Buy Tickets Now!

Upcoming Events:

National Day Of Listening with Story Corp

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Friday, November 27th, 11am to 3pm

Included with Museum Admission 

Join us at the JMM as we participate in the National Day of Listening with StoryCorps. We invite you to bring your friends and family to the museum to participate in this national project that records, shares and preserves the stories of our lives. All stories will be uploaded to the American Folk life Center at the Library of Congress and saved in the JMM archives. We will also ensure that all participating groups receive their own copy of their story. Stories can be on any subject, but we would especially like to hear your memories of Jewish Baltimore or Folk Music and Paul Simon. We will provide all of the necessary technology for your interviews, however space is limited so registration is essential. To reserve a session please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Calling all JMM visitors – we need your help!

Graham testing systemAs you probably know by now, our staff is gearing up to open a new original exhibition, Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America. The exhibit, scheduled to open March 13, 2016, explores the intersection of religion and science through the lens of Jewish involvement in medicine. JMM staff members are hard at work reviewing design schematics from our designers at Steve Feldman, Inc, writing text panels and developing a companion website and educational curriculum as well as editing chapters for the accompanying catalog. After much discussion about how to make the exhibit relevant for audiences of diverse backgrounds in addition to our interest in tackling contemporary topics, we decided to integrate a media component that will provide an extra element of interactivity…...continue reading.