Rentals

Rentals

At this time, due to health and safety concerns, we are not offering rentals of our spaces. We will update this page once we offer rentals again.

For more information please contact our Visitor Services Coordinator at 443.873.5164 or tmakowsky@jewishmuseummd.org


Davidson Lobby

The Davidson Lobby is a part of our main Museum building, and is a great place to host a reception, presentation, or professional development. The Lobby fits a maximum of 75 people sitting and 150 people standing. The Lobby has access to basic A/V equipment, but it may come with an additional charge, depending on the level of need.

The Davidson Lobby space is accessible for people with mobility aids and has accessible bathroom facilities.

Our exhibit halls off of the Davidson Lobby are also available to rent at an additional charge. We can provide tours of these exhibits with an additional charge. To learn more about our current exhibits, click here.

We do allow catered food and refreshments in the Davidson Lobby. The Museum does not have a place to prepare or store food and refreshments. No food or drinks are allowed in the exhibit halls. We require the right to charge for any cleaning necessary in the exhibits, because of food or drinks.

Rental of the Davidson Lobby includes:

  • Use of the space for four hours. Additional hours will be charged at $250 an hour.
  • Staff, security, and custodial services for four hours – Note, staff time includes initial walkthrough, staffing of the rehearsal, staffing of a photography session, and phone consultation. Additional hours are billed at $100 an hour.
  • ½ an hour of set up and ½ an hour of clean up
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Lloyd Street Synagogue

Want to host your special event in the oldest synagogue in Maryland?

The Jewish Museum of Maryland offers rentals for weddings, b’nai mitzvot, and more in our Lloyd Street Synagogue. This historic building, built in 1845, features a beautiful main sanctuary with seating for 150 people, or 200 with limited view. With close proximity to Little Italy, the Inner Harbor, and many hotels and attractions, the Lloyd Street Synagogue is a memorable place to celebrate any occasion.

Please contact our Visitor Services Coordinator for availability. Rentals of the Lloyd Street Synagogue cannot take place during Jewish holidays. This includes the two days of Rosh Hashana, the day of Yom Kippur, the first two  and last two days of Sukkot, the first two and last two days of Pesach, and the two days of Shavuot.

The cost to rent the Lloyd Street Synagogue starts at $750.

Rental of the synagogue only includes:

  • Use of the space for four hours. Additional hours will be charged at $250 an hour.
  • Staff, security, and custodial services for four hours – Note, staff time includes initial walkthrough, staffing of the rehearsal, staffing of a photography session, and phone consultation. Additional hours are billed at $100 an hour.
  • ½ an hour of set up and ½ an hour of clean up

JMM does not provide decorations, use of a torah, a rabbi, mohel, cantor, or any other additional materials or people necessary for an event. There is no food allowed in the Lloyd Street Synagogue at any time. If you want to host a catered event, please check out our other rental options.

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Hendler Board Room

The Hendler Board Room is the preserved office of L. Manuel Hendler, of Hendler’s Ice Cream. This historic board room is perfect for board meetings, small groups for professional development, and more. The board room seats 20 optimally, and up to 30 people without the center table. A/V equipment is available as part of the rental, but the level of need may require an additional charge. We do allow food in this space, but note that we do not have food storage or preparation available.

The cost to rent the board room starts at $250. Please contact the Visitor Services Coordinator for availability.

  • Use of the space for four hours. Additional hours will be charged at $250 an hour.
  • Staff, security, and custodial services for four hours – Note, staff time includes initial walkthrough, staffing of the rehearsal, staffing of a photography session, and phone consultation. Additional hours are billed at $100 an hour.
  • ½ an hour of set up and ½ an hour of clean up

Does not include the use of the administrative offices.

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Rental FAQ

Our fees start at a base level and scale up depending on the party’s needs. These base prices include:

  • 4 hours for the event + 1 hour set-up + ½ clean up
  • One staff member and security guard onsite

Davidson Lobby – Starts at $1000
Lloyd Street Synagogue – Starts at $750
Hendler Board room – Starts at $250/hour – Does not include the full 4 hours.

Additional features, such as access to our exhibits, a volunteer docent, and additional security come with an additional cost. Please contact our Visitor Services Coordinator, tmakowsky@jewishmuseummd.org, for rental inquiries and an estimate for your needs.

The Lloyd Street Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Maryland, making it a beautiful space full of history and meaning. Join countless others who, over its 175-year-history, have held their weddings, b’nai mitzvot, baby namings, and more in the space. This space is not wheelchair accessible and requires walking up and down steps to access. Please note, there are no food or drinks permitted in the Lloyd Street Synagogue.

The Davidson Lobby is the main space of the Jewish Museum of Maryland. With two exhibit galleries and a fully accessible entrance and restrooms, this space is perfect for hosting professional development, receptions, and more. This space has flexible technology for presentations and lectures, and parties can have food and drinks in the main lobby.

Combine a rental of the Davidson Lobby with the Lloyd Street Synagogue, to host your entire event in one place! Please note, there are no food or drinks permitted in the exhibits.

Your main rental contact is our Visitor Services Coordinator, available at tmakowsky@jewishmuseummd.org or 443-873-5164. Rentals include four hours of staff time at the event, as well as time for an initial walkthrough, staffing of rehearsal, photography session, and a phone consultation. Except for the phone consultation, all staff time is by appointment only.

A security guard is included in the price of rental for four hours for the event. More hours of security guard time, as well as a second or more security guards, are additional charges, depending on the party’s request. The security guard is an employee of the security company contracted by the Associated, and they are usually familiar with the Jewish Museum of Maryland and working with JMM staff.

Rental parties are responsible for set up and clean up of the space so that JMM can resume normal operations once the event is over.

Please contact the Visitor Services Coordinator at tmakowsky@jewishmuseummd.org for the cancellation policy.

Parking

JMM does not have its own public parking lot. There is a free, City-owned parking lot directly across the street from the Museum. We encourage guests to check there first for parking and then using street parking around the Museum. Make sure guests check the signs for street parking. If you are expecting a large crowd, we suggest that you reserve the parking lot for guests with limited mobility.

We also have a 10-minute loading zone directly in front of the Museum for guests to drop off those with limited mobility.

Public Transportation

The Charm City Circulator consists of three separate routes-the Green Route which runs from City Hall to Fells Point to Johns Hopkins, the Purple Route which runs from Penn Station to Federal Hill, and the Orange Route which runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East, and includes a called stop for the Jewish Museum of Maryland at Lombard and Lloyd Street.

We encourage residents and visitors to use this service-not only is it free and green, it’s efficient. A shuttle arrives every 10 minutes at the designated stops on each route. Use it as your connector to your regular train, bus, or commuter lot-or just to get a taste of all Baltimore City has to offer.

Visit the Charm City Circulator website for more information on visiting the Jewish Museum of Maryland using this great new service: http://www.charmcitycirculator.com.

Walking

The Jewish Museum is a 10-minute walk from the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor. Take Pratt Street east to President; turn left to Lombard Street; turn right on Lombard to Lloyd Street, just a half block beyond Attman’s Delicatessen. Turn left onto Lloyd Street; the Museum entrance is just past the B’nai Israel Synagogue.

Driving

From Baltimore County
From Pikesville and Baltimore County Take I-83, the Jones Falls Expressway, south to the end of expressway. The second light is Baltimore Street. Left onto Baltimore Street. Drive four blocks and make a right onto Lloyd Street.

From downtown Baltimore
Take Pratt Street (one way heading East) pass the Aquarium, Inner Harbor, and Little Italy. Make a Left onto Lloyd Street. Drive about three blocks and the Museum will be on your right.

From Philadelphia and north
I-95 south to I-395. (exit 53 / Downtown) This becomes Howard Street. Right onto Pratt Street. Pass Aquarium, Inner Harbor, and Little Italy. Left onto Lloyd Street. Drive about three blocks and the Museum will be on your right.

From Washington D.C. and south
I 95 north to I-395. (exit 53 / Downtown) This becomes Howard Street. Right onto Pratt Street. Pass Aquarium, Inner Harbor, and Little Italy. Left onto Lloyd Street. Drive about three blocks and the Museum will be on your right.

 

We are storytellers, and our stories are for everyone. We offer accessibility resources for guests to connect to the Jewish experiences in Maryland’s history. We also know these offerings will not meet every person’s needs and we are working every day to improve our capacity for connection.

If there is a resource that would make yours and your guests’ experience at the Museum better, please let our Visitor Services Coordinator know ahead of your event. You can reach her at tmakowsky@jewishmuseummd.org or 443-873-5164.

Please note, the Davidson Lobby is fully accessible for those with mobility devices. The Lloyd Street Synagogue is not accessible for those with mobility devices. It requires walking up and down steps to access. For more information about accessibility resources we offer, visit our accessibility page here, or contact our Visitor Services Coordinator.

We do not have kitchen space for storing and prepping food. Any food services must be done offsite.

To visit our rental spaces, please contact our Visitor Services Coordinator at tmakowsky@jewishmuseummd.org or 443-873-5164 to arrange an appointment.

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