JMM Insights: Welcome Back

It is official, on October 17th, JMM will be opening our doors again and we can’t wait to see you! We will continue to implement the cleaning procedures and safety protocols introduced earlier this year for your safety and ours.

To mark our reopening, we will be hosting a new lobby exhibit featuring some recent acquisitions to our collection. This exhibit will only be on display from October 17th to November 18th, so be certain not to miss it.

What do you need to know?
Below is an outline of the key protocols we have introduced. You can read them in full here. We have introduced updated opening hours that will allow us to serve both our local onsite audience and our expanding digital national audience.

We will be open five days a week:
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Monday to Thursday: 12pm – 4pm
You can still take a docent led tour of our two historic synagogues. Tours are offered daily at 1pm and 2:30pm, plus 11am on Sunday.

If you are interested in bringing a group, with our newly updated schedule, you can bring your group of ten or more people for a private visit to JMM from 10am to 12pm, Monday to Thursday. If you are interested in learning more about booking a group, please contact us at .

How to buy tickets?
To maintain reduced capacity, advance reservations are encouraged, though not required. If you do not want to purchase tickets online, you can buy them over the phone by calling (410) 732-6400. You can also purchase tickets at the door if reservations remain available for that window.

Members still receive free admission to JMM! If you are interested in becoming a member you can read more here.

Guest Policies

  • Face Masks

Everyone on JMM property is required to wear face masks for the duration of their visit. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth completely, without any gaps, and should be made of two layers. We will ask visitors to leave if they do not wear a face mask during their whole visit.

  • Health Screenings

If anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19, please stay home. (A full list of symptoms can be found on the CDC website).

  • Contact Tracing

As part of our efforts to keep people safe and informed, we will use contact tracing in the case of an outbreak at JMM. All personal information will be kept anonymous and only used by the JMM to send out these communications.

  • Social Distancing

Please maintain six feet distance from anyone not from your household. This is required in all spaces in the building.  Markings and signs will assist in this effort.

  • Cleaning

The staff are regularly cleaning as much as possible, with CDC approved cleaners. Hand sanitizer stations and wipes will be available at various points throughout the building. Staff will monitor and clean touchpoints as frequently as possible throughout the day.


Guests onsite who choose to not follow these policies will be asked to leave the Museum campus.

If you are uncomfortable visiting us at this time, we encourage you to connect with us online instead! JMM provides content and materials online for guests to visit, including online exhibits, programs and store. To learn more about our offerings, visit our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum as well as continuing to engage with you online.

Doors Open Baltimore
October 2021

Doors Open Baltimore is a citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods, hosted by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. The 2021 schedule includes a mix of in-person and virtual programs throughout October.

View the full schedule of events here. 

Reminder: Executive Director Sol Davis is holding weekly office hours to meet you! Make an appointment for a virtual visit and share your thoughts, ideas, and aspirations for JMM.

Click to schedule an appointment now!

Esther’s Place Online:
September Bundle

To mark the start of the new school year, check out this month’s bundle which features a collection of items related to local and state history.

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