Historic Synagogue Video Tour

JMM proudly preserves, maintains, and interprets two historic synagogues, the Lloyd Street Synagogue and B’nai Israel. These synagogues, built in 1845 and 1876 respectively, are the cornerstones of our work at the Museum, as they represent the history of Baltimore’s Jewish community. These buildings feature design elements of their time that have been restored and preserved by the Jewish Historical Society of Maryland, later the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Due to their age and the necessary protections of historic buildings, the synagogues do require walking up and down steps during our synagogue tours. However, we offer our synagogue tour video as another way to hear the stories of the congregations that occupied both buildings, in our accessible Orientation Space. Simply ask the front desk.

Can’t make it to the Museum? Good news! Our synagogue tour video is available right here:

This 11-minute video shows the exteriors and the interiors of the Lloyd Street Synagogue and B’nai Israel, while giving a brief history of the congregations that worshipped there.

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