JMM To Re-open To Public On February 6

Last Chance To See A Fence Around The Torah

The Jewish Museum of Maryland, which closed to the public in mid-December in response to the Omicron surge, will reopen its buildings to the public on Sunday, February 6, 2022 as COVID positivity rates decrease in Maryland. 

The Museum’s updated hours of operation are: 

SUNDAY: 10:00am – 4:00pm

MONDAY – WEDNESDAY: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

The Museum will require proof of COVID vaccination for all visitors to the Museum. Visitors will be required to wear a N95 or KN95 mask while onsite. The Museum will have a supply of masks on hand for visitors who arrive without one.

This reopening will give visitors a chance to experience A Fence Around The Torah, a new multimedia art exhibit currently on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. The exhibit explores how Jewish communities navigate the concepts of safety and unsafety in traditional, contemporary, and futuristic ways. The featured artists tap into ancestral and historical Jewish narratives, while imagining what safety, solidarity, and mutual aid mean in today’s world. 

The show focuses on how people who have been marginalized and excluded from Jewish institutional spaces experience physical and emotional harm and safety. Works include personal reflections on queer life and Judaism, racial justice in Jewish spaces, cultural dialogues and political dissent, mythological narratives around unsafety, and dreams for inclusion and solidarity coming from within Jewish institutions and the organized Jewish community. The exhibit features video, sculpture, installation, painting, textile, poster art, poetry, and more.

A Fence Around The Torah is on view until February 13, 2022. The online gallery can be viewed at


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