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Jewish Historical Society of Maryland

15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, Maryland

Phone: 410-732-6400

Statement of Purpose:

The museum strengthens Jewish identity by preserving materials of Jewish history and presenting them as educational resources.


The museum comprises the Jewish Historical Society and the Lloyd Street (1845) and B'nai Israel (1876) Synagogues.


Thousands of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs and textiles pertaining to Jewish life in Maryland.


Cornerstones of Community: The Historic Synagogues of Maryland.

Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun: 12-4pm





Living legacy

Lloyd Street Synagogue, the museum and library, and the B'nai Israel Synagogue.

Abraham Kravetz

Around 1900, posing with hands on hips among his workers in his small garment factory. A few years later, he was able to move and set himself up as a gentleman's taylor.

Henrietta Szold (1860-1945)

One of the most influential women in American Jewish history. Was born and raised in Baltimore, where she organized a model night school for immigrants. Her fame also rests on her later work in Palestine for Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization.

Key Personnel:

Bernard Fishman, Director
Barry Kessler, Assistant Director & Curator;
Virginia North, Archivist
Miriam Albahari, Registrar
Tali Katz, Director of Education
Emmy Mogilensky, Program Co-ordinator
Florence Cohen, Business Manager

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