Public Reopening

JMM is open! We are delighted to welcome visitors back to the museum. Our first priority is the health and safety of our staff and guests, and to that end we have implemented safety protocols, reduced capacity, and enhanced cleaning procedures. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@jewishmuseummd.org or (410)-732-6400 and we will be happy to assist you.

We are monitoring CDC, state, and city guidelines, and we may update our hours and visitor policies if needed.


Hours

We are open five days a week:

Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Monday to Thursday: 12 pm– 4 pm

Please note, we are holding the morning hours for group reservations. If you interested in bringing a group of over ten people to visit the museum please contact us at info@jewishmuseummd.org.


How to buy tickets

Admission Prices:

Adults – $10
Seniors (65+) – $8
Students (13+) – $6
Children (4-12) – $4
Children under 4 – Free
Members of JMM- Free

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.

If you purchase a ticket and then miss your chosen time slot, you have ten days from your original visit date to contact us at info@jewishmuseummd.org or call 410.732.6400 to reschedule your ticket to another time. If you purchase a ticket and then before your visit you decide you do not want to visit, we can issue a refund. However, after the day of your ticket, we can only offer a transfer for another date.


What to See and Do

Currently Available:

Voices of Lombard Street: This exhibit tells the story of the historic Jonestown neighborhood where the Museum is situated.

Esther’s Place: Shop our collection of Judaica, and exhibit inspired items for a gift or yourself! The store will be made available to one group (you and anyone visiting you) at a time.

Lloyd Street Synagogue and B’nai Israel Synagogue: You can take a docent led tour of our two historic synagogues. Tours are offered daily at 1pm and 2:30 pm, plus 11am on Sunday. To guarantee your place on a tour please reserve in advance at the time of purchasing tickets, spaces are limited.

Lobby Exhibit: Though we have been closed to the public, the work of collecting artifacts, photographs, and documents continued! Come see a selection of Recent Acquisitions on display in the Museum lobby, through November 18th

Coming Soon:

A Fence Around the Torah: Safety and Unsafety in Jewish Life: opening November 21, 2021

Curated by Liora Ostroff, JMM’s Curator-in-Residence, A Fence Around the Torah: Safety and Unsafety in Jewish Life will explore manifold discussions on safety and exclusion in Jewish communities.

Judaism’s commitment to enduring collective identity is enshrined in the Mishnah, the first comprehensive written collection of Jewish oral tradition and law. Pirkei Avot instructs us to “make a fence around the Torah.” With the Torah at its center, Jewish law and practices—the fence—define the bounds of Jewish life and preserve the core values and ethics of Judaism. But safety practices, an integral part of this fence, which Jewish communities build today to protect communal life can also perpetuate unsafety and create barriers to participation for diverse Jewish populations and challenge relationships with our neighbors.

A Fence Around the Torah: Safety and Unsafety in Jewish Life explores manifold discussions on safety and exclusion in Jewish communities. American Jewish communities and institutions must, on one hand, respond to rising antisemitism and white supremacist violence; and on the other, acknowledge the ways that Jewish institutions have created physical and emotional danger for marginalized community members and neighbors marginalized by white supremacy and systemic oppression. The “fence” will be re-imagined as a conscientious fortification for Jewish life and complex Jewish identities.


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. JMM bandanas and/or disposable masks will be made available to those who need one. The mask must be worn the whole time during a visit.

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). Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and fatigue. On the day of your visit, we encourage you to do a self-health screening to see if you or anyone in your household has a fever or any other symptoms before you come to the Museum. We reserve the right to turn away guests who are experiencing visible COVID-19 symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms and decide to stay home, we are happy to refund or reschedule your ticket. Please contact us at info@jewishmuseummd.org for arrangements.

  • 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. If we do experience a positive case from someone who has been in the building, we will reach out to our guests to inform them, so that you can take steps to protect yourself and loved ones. Any 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. We perform cleaning routines multiple times a day, throughout the Museum, including in the lobby, in the bathrooms, and in the exhibits. 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.

Please note that while we have removed or disabled many of our exhibit interactives, there are still some interactive elements available. We will provide individual-use styluses to operate any touchscreens, and staff will monitor and clean hand-on materials and other touchpoints as frequently as possible throughout the day. If something is marked “do not touch,” those surfaces will not be considered touchpoints and will not be cleaned regularly.  Please use your best judgement for you and your family when choosing  whether to use our interactives.

  • Accommodations

If guests are unable to follow the outlined policies 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 and store. To learn more about our offerings, visit our website. If guests onsite choose not to follow these policies, they will be asked to leave JMM.

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