The Synagogue Speaks

The Synagogue Speaks

When the Lloyd Street Synagogue opened in 1845 it was the first synagogue built in Maryland. Today it is the third oldest standing synagogue in the United States.

The Synagogue Speaks tells the story of this landmark synagogue and the three immigrant congregations–two Jewish and one Roman Catholic–that occupied it.

Interested in exploring more stories about the Lloyd Street Synagogue, including our video tour? Visit the Synagogues Stories page.

The Synagogue Speaks is made possible by generous support from:

Charlotte Cohen Weinberg and Carroll Weinberg, M.D., U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, Maryland Historical Trust, and the Herbert Bearman Foundation.

Exhibits at the Jewish Museum of Maryland are also made possible by:

The Louis and Frances B. Booke Research Endowment, the Hoffberger Family Exhibition Endowment, the Stanford Z. and Cory Rothschild Exhibition Endowment, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Exhibition Endowment.