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. 


The Museum will close at 4pm today, January 21st.

Synagogue Tours Update! Starting October 5, 2014 we will offer combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building (now home to B’nai Israel Congregation), Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  We will offer tours focused on the Lloyd Street Synagogue, Sunday through Thursday at 3:00pm and on Sunday at 4:00pm.

Our new Lloyd Street Synagogue tour, 1845: Technology and the Temple, is now available every Sunday and Monday at 3 until the A-Mazing Mendes Cohen exhibit closes in June 2015.


Upcoming Events:

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial Program: A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community

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Speaker Shiri Sandler, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Sunday, January 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Included with Museum Admission

The town of Oświęcim – today in Poland – has been called by different names, in different languages, at different times. Though it has a long and varied history, the town is known for one thing: Auschwitz. Yet for centuries prior to World War II, Jews and non-Jews lived side by side in Oświęcim and called it home. Join Shiri B. Sandler, U.S. Director the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim, Poland, to gain insights into the history of the formerly Jewish town that has become known as the symbol of the Holocaust.

Image: Marta Swiderska (left) and Olga Pressler (right), 1934, Oświęcim. Collection of the Auschwitz Jewish Center.


View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

Girl Scouts Find Common Ground at JMM

group photoOn Sunday, January 18, the JMM was privileged to host a very special group. Girls Scout Junior Troop #10038 attended an afternoon program dedicated to their pursuit of two badges: Public Speaking and Finding Common Ground.

They were delighted to meet three special guests who joined them for the program: Girls Scouts of Central Maryland, CEO, Violet Apple, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (whose daughter is a troop member) and Senator Ben Cardin (whose granddaughter is also in the troop, who coincidentally happens to be my daughter as well!) Who better to provide counsel on the topics of public speaking and finding common ground then these two distinguished public servants who have spent their entire careers in the public arena. ...continue reading!