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.


IMG_6157Register now for our Holocaust Memory Reconstruction Project workshops

With Artist Lori Shocket, Sunday, June 19 – Monday, June 27

Upcoming Events:

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JMM Annual Meeting

DrPerman_HiResThe Greatest Gap: Health Inequity in Baltimore

Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker Dr. Jay Perman, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm


In 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a report with this essential line: “Scientists have found that the conditions in which we live and work have an enormous impact on our health—long before we ever see a doctor.”

In this talk, Dr. Perman will address the social determinants of health—education, economic stability, personal and public safety, housing and transportation, social supports and cohesion. He’ll discuss how anchor institutions—like the University of Maryland, Baltimore—can help remediate the grave disparities we see in the health of populations.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

JMM Insights: It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

jonestown master plan coverOn May 29 we’re putting out the welcome mat as six of greater Jonestown’s well established historic and cultural attractions celebrate the arrival of three brand new facilities planned over the next few years.  We hope you’ll join JMM, the Carroll Museums, Zion Church of Baltimore, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House,Port Discovery, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, andB’Nai Israel: The Downtown Synagogue, in saying “welcome!” to our future neighbors.

We thought it might be a good idea to share the backstory behind this event.

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Beyond Chicken Soup:The Medical Diploma of Copilia Pictor

diploma imageHarry Friedenwald’s beautifully illuminated, 1695 diploma of Jacob Mahler, a Jewish student from Bingen-on-the-Rhine, piqued my curiosity about the experiences of Jewish medical students in the Early Modern period. The diploma is similar in decorative style to others of the day, but the standard Latin text was altered in several instances to accommodate Mahler’s Jewish faith. While most medical students stood for a final examination at the palace of the bishop, Jewish (and Protestant) student examinations took place at other locations—in the case of Mahler, “in loco solito examinatum Academie Patauiane,” in the usual place at Padua University…...continue reading.