Mission: The jewish museum of maryland collects, preserves, and studies the history and material culture of maryland jewry, including two historic synagogues at our herbert bearman campus. Our exhibitions, programs, and activities interpret the american jewish experience for diverse audiences, foster cross-cultural understanding, and promote public discourse about issues in jewish and american life.
Programs: Exhibitions: the jmm maintains three exhibition galleries. Two currently hold long-term exhibitions that interpret core museum themes: "the synagogue speaks! " located in the lower level of the lloyd street synagogue tells the story of the three different immigrant congregations that worshipped within the building and how they each adapted the building to meet their congregational needs and "voices of lombard street: a century of change in east baltimore" explores the history of the neighborhood where the museum is located. A third gallery features changing exhibitions that interpret themes drawn from american jewish history.
education and outreach: the jmm provides services to more than 5,000 students and teachers annually through on-site and off-site activities. In addition, we provide tours of our historic synagogues and exhibitions for adult groups and walk-in visitors and public programs on a wide range of topics for audiences of all backgrounds. We also offer outreach services through our website, searchable digital collection, traveling exhibitions, and living history performances.
historic preservation - the jmm preserves two national register synagogues (lloyd street synagogue, 1845, and chizuk amuno synagogue, 1876) and the largest collection of regional jewish americana in the u. S. Collections include more than 11,658 objects and works of art, 65,929 catalogued photographs, 1450 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, and 850 oral histories.