Programs Offered

Programs Offered

Immerse your students in an interactive learning experience that will inspire them to explore history, make personal connections, and take action. Through hands-on activities and primary sources, students will investigate themes of immigration, Judaism, Baltimore, and Holocaust education. Our programs are led by skilled Museum Educators and dedicated volunteers. All programs are developed in connection with Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards.

Become a partner school with JMM! Collaborate with us to provide more intensive learning opportunities for your students throughout the year. Contact us to learn more.

Currently, we are offering virtual visits only.


Immigration Programs

A group of students stand outside the Lloyd Street Synagogue, a large building with columns and pointed top. They look at the synagogue, listening to a tour guide.
The Immigrant Experience Tour at the Lloyd Street Synagogue

Grade: K to 12th Grade
Length: 1 hour
Maximum 25 students per program
Learn about the different immigrant groups that worshipped in the Lloyd Street Synagogue and explore how Jewish immigrants brought their own unique culture and traditions with them to the United States. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.

An interior photo of the Lloyd Street Synagogue from the second floor, showing the bimah, holy ark, chandeliers, and stained glass windows.
The Immigrant Experience Online

Offered for: K – 12th grade
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Learn about the different immigrant groups that worshipped in the Lloyd Street Synagogue and explore how Jewish immigrants brought their own unique culture and traditions with them to the United States. Explore primary sources to learn about immigration and Baltimore’s own Locust Point. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


A young student plays with a toy in our Voices of Lombard Street exhibit, pretending to make Shabbat dinner.
Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore Exhibit

Grades: 3rd to 12th
Length: 45 minutes and 1 hour versions available
Maximum 25 students per program
Walk through an immersive exhibit featuring the Jonestown neighborhood. Experience tenement houses, sweatshops, the sights and sounds and stories of Lombard Street to learn about the immigrant families that called this neighborhood home.


A screenshot of the Voices of Lombard Street presentation, showing a black and white illustration of people working in a factory, and three buttons that say “Housing”, “Jobs”, and “Schooling”.
Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore Online

Offered for: K – 12th grade
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Explore the historic Jonestown neighborhood of Baltimore. Experience tenement houses, sweatshops, and Lombard Street to learn about the immigrant families that called this neighborhood home.


The actor that plays Ida Rehr, dressed up in old fashioned clothes and holding a certificate. She has a trunk open in front of her filled with items used during the performance. She smiles at the camera.
Immigrant’s Trunk: Ida Rehr Living History Performance

Grades: 2nd to 12th
Length: 1 hour
At Your Location: maximum 200 students per program
At the Museum: maximum 50 students per program 
Available as Virtual Visit
Immerse your students with the real-life story of a Jewish immigrant to Baltimore through a dramatic living history performance. The performance illuminates themes of Jewish immigration, Americanization, Maryland and Baltimore history, neighborhoods and communities. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


The actor that plays Harry Houdini, wearing a collared shirt, jacket, and top hat. He looks at the camera.
Harry Houdini Living History Performance

Grades: 2nd to 12th
Length: 1 hour
At Your Location: maximum 200 students per program
At the Museum: maximum 50 students per program 
Available as Virtual Visit
This living history performance tells the story of how Ehrich Weiss became Harry Houdini and investigates the technologies, marketing prowess, and entertainment trends that transformed him into a superstar. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


A traveling trunk filled with pictures, objects, and documents, pictured in our Voices of Lombard Street exhibit.
Preschool Immigrant’s Trunk

Grade: Preschool to 1st
Length: 45 minutes
Maximum 30 students per program
Using immersive storytelling, music, and props, preschoolers learn the story of a teenage girl, Ida Rehr, who makes a big journey from Ukraine to her home in Baltimore.


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Judaism Programs

A group of students in the basement of the Lloyd Street Synagogue stand around the stained glass window hands on activity.
Introduction to Judaism Tour at the Lloyd Street Synagogue

Grades: K to 12th Grade
Length: 1 hour
Maximum 25 students per program
Step inside a Jewish house of worship and learn about Jewish customs and traditions. Learn about the three groups that worshipped in this synagogue and compare Judaism to other world religions. 
Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


A group of students in the basement of the Lloyd Street Synagogue stand around the stained glass window hands on activity.
Introduction to Judaism Online

Offered for: K – 12th grade
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Step inside a Jewish house of worship and learn about Jewish customs and traditions. Learn about the three groups that worshipped inside the Lloyd Street Synagogue and compare Judaism to other world religions.
Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


The actor that plays Ida Rehr, dressed up in old fashioned clothes and holding a certificate. She has a trunk open in front of her filled with items used during the performance. She smiles at the camera.
IMMIGRANT’S TRUNK: IDA REHR LIVING HISTORY PERFORMANCE

Grades: 2nd to 12th
Length: 1 hour
At Your Location: maximum 200 students per program
At the Museum: maximum 50 students per program 
Available as Virtual Visit
Immerse your students with the real-life story of a Jewish immigrant to Baltimore through a dramatic living history performance. The performance illuminates themes of Jewish immigration, Americanization, Maryland and Baltimore history, neighborhoods and communities. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


A group of students in the basement of the Lloyd Street Synagogue stand around the stained glass window hands on activity.
Hanukkah Program

Grades: Preschool to 3rd
Length: 45 minutes
Maximum 30 students per program
Using immersive storytelling, hands-on activities, and music, students are introduced to the story of Hanukkah.


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Baltimore History Programs

A group of older students stand outside B’nai Israel synagogue, a large brick building with specially designed windows and architecture. The students look at the synagogue.
Neighborhood Walking Tour

Length: 30 minutes and 1-hour versions available
Maximum 25 students per program
This program is offered spring to fall and is weather-dependent.
Explore the historic Jonestown neighborhood and see the streets from the perspectives of the people who lived here in the early 1900s.


A young student plays with a toy in our Voices of Lombard Street exhibit, pretending to make Shabbat dinner.
VOICES OF LOMBARD STREET: A CENTURY OF CHANGE IN EAST BALTIMORE EXHIBIT

Grades: 3rd to 12th
Length: 45 minutes and 1 hour versions available
Maximum 25 students per program
Walk through an immersive exhibit featuring the Jonestown neighborhood. Experience tenement houses, sweatshops, the sights and sounds and stories of Lombard Street to learn about the immigrant families that called this neighborhood home.


A screenshot of the Voices of Lombard Street presentation, showing a black and white illustration of people working in a factory, and three buttons that say “Housing”, “Jobs”, and “Schooling”.
VOICES OF LOMBARD STREET: A CENTURY OF CHANGE IN EAST BALTIMORE ONLINE

Offered for: K – 12th grade
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Explore the historic Jonestown neighborhood of Baltimore. Experience tenement houses, sweatshops, and Lombard Street to learn about the immigrant families that called this neighborhood home.


A group of students stand outside the Lloyd Street Synagogue, a large building with columns and pointed top. They look at the synagogue, listening to a tour guide.
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE TOUR AT THE LLOYD STREET SYNAGOGUE

Grade: K to 12th Grade
Length: 1 hour
Maximum 25 students per program
Learn about the different immigrant groups that worshipped in the Lloyd Street Synagogue and explore how Jewish immigrants brought their own unique culture and traditions with them to the United States. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


An interior photo of the Lloyd Street Synagogue from the second floor, showing the bimah, holy ark, chandeliers, and stained glass windows.
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE ONLINE

Offered for: K – 12th grade
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Learn about the different immigrant groups that worshipped in the Lloyd Street Synagogue and explore how Jewish immigrants brought their own unique culture and traditions with them to the United States. Explore primary sources to learn about immigration and Baltimore’s own Locust Point. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


A student sits on the ground, working on a hands-on activity.
Synagogue Speaks: Archaeology Program

Grades: 3rd to 5th
Length: 30 minutes
Maximum 25 students per program
Piece together objects found during the archaeological excavation of the Lloyd Street Synagogue and learn about the different immigrant groups that worshipped in this historic building.


The actor who plays Henrietta Szold wears a grey wig, a hat, a patterned dress, and a brooch. She looks at the camera.
Henrietta Szold Living History Performance

Grades: 2nd to 12th
Length: 1 hour
At Your Location: maximum 200 students per program
At the Museum: maximum 50 students per program
Available as Virtual Visit 
Experience the remarkable real-life story of a Jewish Baltimorean whose tireless leadership improved the lives of millions of people in the United States and Israel. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


The actor that plays Ida Rehr, dressed up in old fashioned clothes and holding a certificate. She has a trunk open in front of her filled with items used during the performance. She smiles at the camera.
IMMIGRANT’S TRUNK: IDA REHR LIVING HISTORY PERFORMANCE

Grades: 2nd to 12th
Length: 1 hour
At Your Location: maximum 200 students per program
At the Museum: maximum 50 students per program 
Available as Virtual Visit
Immerse your students with the real-life story of a Jewish immigrant to Baltimore through a dramatic living history performance. The performance illuminates themes of Jewish immigration, Americanization, Maryland and Baltimore history, neighborhoods and communities. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


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Holocaust Education Programs

A collection of images of collages that include written documents, pictures, maps, and more. Each collage is different and represents a different person.
Holocaust Memory Project Online

Offered 5th to 12th
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Hear the personal stories of Holocaust survivors through recorded testimonies and the Holocaust Memory Project, a series of collages designed by Holocaust survivors living in Maryland. Different themes include rescue, hidden children, concentration camps, survival, and legacy. 


Two students sit at a table looking at a black and white image on the table. One student points to a spot in the image.
Lives Lost, Lives Found

Grades: 5th to 12th
Length: 1 hour
Maximum 25 students per program
Interpret the Holocaust by exploring the experience of German refugees who settled in Maryland in the 1930s and 40s using primary sources.


A group of students sit at a table, facing a woman. The woman is sitting, leaning forward, and has a framed picture next to her.
Holocaust Survivor Speaker

Interested in having a Holocaust Survivor speak to your students? Contact Jeanette Parmigiani at the Baltimore Jewish Council at jparmigiani@baltjc.org


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Primary Source Programs

A screenshot of the Voices of Lombard Street presentation, showing a black and white illustration of people working in a factory, and three buttons that say “Housing”, “Jobs”, and “Schooling”.
Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore Online

Offered for: K – 12th grade
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Explore the historic Jonestown neighborhood of Baltimore. Experience tenement houses, sweatshops, and Lombard Street to learn about the immigrant families that called this neighborhood home.


Two students sit at a table looking at a black and white image on the table. One student points to a spot in the image.
Lives Lost, Lives Found

Grades: 5th to 12th
Length: 1 hour
Maximum 25 students per program
Interpret the Holocaust by exploring the experience of German refugees who settled in Maryland in the 1930s and 40s using primary sources.


A collection of images of collages that include written documents, pictures, maps, and more. Each collage is different and represents a different person.
Holocaust Memory Project Online

Offered 5th to 12th
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Hear the personal stories of Holocaust survivors through recorded testimonies and the Holocaust Memory Project, a series of collages designed by Holocaust survivors living in MD. Different themes include rescue, hidden children, concentration camps, survival, and legacy. 


An interior photo of the Lloyd Street Synagogue from the second floor, showing the bimah, holy ark, chandeliers, and stained glass windows.
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE ONLINE

Offered for: K – 12th grade
Length: 20 – 45 minutes
Learn about the different immigrant groups that worshipped in the Lloyd Street Synagogue and explore how Jewish immigrants brought their own unique culture and traditions with them to the United States. Explore primary sources to learn about immigration and Baltimore’s own Locust Point. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


The actor that plays Ida Rehr, dressed up in old fashioned clothes and holding a certificate. She has a trunk open in front of her filled with items used during the performance. She smiles at the camera.
THE IMMIGRANT IMMIGRANT’S TRUNK: IDA REHR LIVING HISTORY PERFORMANCE

Grades: 2nd to 12th
Length: 1 hour
At Your Location: maximum 200 students per program
At the Museum: maximum 50 students per program 
Available as Virtual Visit
Immerse your students with the real-life story of a Jewish immigrant to Baltimore through a dramatic living history performance. The performance illuminates themes of Jewish immigration, Americanization, Maryland and Baltimore history, neighborhoods and communities. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guide.


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Custom + Special Programs

A picture of space, which shows an orange galaxy and a blue galaxy, with the words “Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit” on top.
Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit Online 

Grades: 3rd to 12th
Length: 20 – 45 minutes  
Explore the lives of people who have studied, imagined, and even traveled to the cosmos with an emphasis on the contributions of the Jewish community to space exploration. Educator’s Guide coming soon!


A student pulls on a handle that is next to a television screen. The handle is a part of hands on activity in the Scrap Yard exhibit.
Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling Online

Offered for: 1st – 5th grade
Length – 20 – 45 minutes
Experience one of America’s largest industries, its innovative technology and the stories of the immigrant families that built it. This program integrates STEM and humanities. Check out this program’s Educator’s Guides.


A student smiles and holds the project they made showing their family’s history. It includes a hand-crafted boat, painted miniature people, and photographs of their family.
My Family Story 

Students from local Jewish schools explore their family roots and connection to the greater story of the Jewish people, culminating in an individual art piece. This program is in partnership with Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People. Interested in having your class become part of this program? Contact our Director of Education at idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org or 443-873-5178.


Two family members play with the fake food and kitchen utensils together in the Voices of Lombard Street exhibit.
Homeschool Days

JMM recognizes the unique nature of homeschool groups and is pleased to provide specialized, engaging experiences for your students. Homeschool Days are special days designed for homeschoolers of all ages to participate in our hands-on experiences. Families are encouraged to work together, ask questions, and think critically.
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A group of young school children stand in the pews of the Lloyd Street Synagogue. Some are smiling, some are raising their hands.
Museum-School Partnerships

Interested in collaborating with us to provide more intensive learning opportunities for your students throughout the year? Why not become a partner school with the JMM! Contact our Director of Education at idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org or 443-873-5178.


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Questions?
Contact:
Ilene Dackman-Alon
Director of Education
443-873-5178