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“Excellent museum of immigration and local synagogues”

Jewish Museum of Maryland
Ranked #25 of 208 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: The past becomes reality for thousands of visitors to this museum and library dedicated to teaching about the Jewish experience, and helping to keep the Jewish heritage alive. Enjoy 2 permanent exhibits and 1 rotating exhibit gallery, as well as tours of 2 historic synagogues. Come and see the newest, family friendly exhibit: The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen!
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very well-done exhibition about this once teeming immigrant Jewish neighborhood closely bordered by Little Italy and African American,homes. Very realistic, lively and full of oral histories, made very real for adults and children alike. The contrasts between the 1880's and 1960's is very powerful. Make sure you visit the two synagogues next door on the tour illustrating 150 years of changes. The free Crculator orange line bus stops at the corner and it is two blocks from the E Gaines African History Museum on President Street. There are Jewish delis across the street from the museum and Little italy is two blocks south. Lovely staff-soon they will have a Jews in the Civil War exhibit that I saw in NYC- excellent.

Thank nyclauren
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were limited in time since the museum closes at 5:00 pm and we arrived at 4:45 pm - went through the exhibits in "Voices of Lombard Street" - the displays were very good and very informative with regard to the lives of the oeoples who lived in that area 60-70 years ago. Will go back next visit and allow more time.

Thank hopeterry
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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Although I am not Jewish,I was curious about the Jewish contribution to comics.I went to this museum specifically to see their current exhibit about comics. On my way I went into an exhibit about Lombard St.and the generations of people who got their start in America there.It was so vivid and moving that I lost myself it. It was not until the next day that I realized I had left the museum without seeing the comic book exhibition .

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Was pleasantly surprised by this museum. A real find in an unassuming area of Baltimore. Friendly staff and a very amusing set of exhibits particularly regarding gefilte fish! Slight chutzpah in the tongue in cheek nature of the narratives! Really worth the time and a very interesting shop. I never knew there were Jewish Pirates!

Thank StuZLondon
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you're interested in history and want to see how a neighborhood develops and devolves, this the tour. There are 2 synagogues on the tour and a museum that makes you feel as if you're Lombard St during its hey day.

Thank 969stann
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