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What is the JMM?
The Jewish Museum of Maryland is
Today, the Museum campus includes the historic
Can I volunteer at the JMM?
Absolutely! Please contact Ilene Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.732.6400 x 217) for more information.
Do you have a calendar of events?
Yes, we do. Please click this link for more information about upcoming events: http://www.jewishmuseummd.org/events-programs
What is the LSS project?
The JMM is currently renovating and restoring the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue (LSS). The synagogue was built in 1845 and has undergone over a century and a half of changes. We are working to bring those changes to light in an exhibit that utilizes both the historic fabric of the building itself as well as items from the JMM’s extensive collection.
Who is funding the project?
For the restoration of the LSS, the JMM has received funding from the city of
What is the timeline for the renovation?
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009 and will open in 2010 as part of the JMM’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Why renovate at all?
The congregations who have called the building on
What will happen after the renovation is complete?
The LSS will house a permanent exhibit regarding its own history and the history of the congregations that called it home. The sanctuary will remain open for viewing and tours during public hours.
What is the (brief) history of the building?
The LSS was built in 1845 by a group of German Orthodox Jews who named their congregation Nidchei Yisrael The Scattered of Israel.” It was also known as Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. By 1860, Baltimore Hebrew had grown to such an extent that the building was expanded to its current size. In 1889, the LSS was sold to
Do you have a personal story about the LSS that you would like to share with us?
If so, we would love to hear from you! Please email