Welcome to Baltimore’s diverse and growing Jewish community. We offer programming and services to Jews of all backgrounds to become involved in our community.
We aim to provide opportunities for Interfaith couples and families to make connections and experience Judaism in a variety of synagogues, organizations and public spaces.
Are you a mother raising Jewish children... but you're not Jewish? Don't do it alone! The Mothers Circle Mini-Course provides FREE education and support for women of other religious backgrounds who are raising Jewish children. This three-session course will focus on Jewish rituals, ethics, and the how-to's of creating a Jewish home. Come be a part of this warm and nurturing environment and feel empowered to take on the responsibility of raising children in Judaism. Mothers in all family constellations are welcome and participants do not have to be affiliated with a Jewish institution or have any prior knowledge. Read more about the Mother's Circle experience.
Questions? Contact Lara Nicolson | 410.559.3532 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays | April 30, May 7, May 21 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Downtown Baltimore JCC
The Baltimore Board of Rabbis and the JCC are offering a newly revamped Introduction to Judaism program taught in partnership with the Miller Intro to Judaism Program at American Jewish University. This program is for anyone wishing to learn more and find a home in the Jewish community and offers learning and support to those on a journey to conversion. With rabbis teaching from a variety of local Baltimore synagogues, this is an experiential 16-week course that introduces the basic principles, theology, literature, and ritual/spiritual practices of Judaism through discussions and exposure to traditional texts, contemporary readings, and real-life Jewish experiences, including a trip to local synagogues and Shabbat experience. This program will also provide participants with supportive discussion groups, a community of peers and opportunities to explore Judaism beyond the classroom.
Program cost: $360 for individuals and couples. Scholarships are available on an as-needed and case-by-case basis. We also have a 3-month payment plan available on registration.
Tuesdays | January 24-May 23, 2017 | 6:45-9:15pm
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
For more information, please contact Lara Nicolson | 410.559.3532 | email@example.com
Are you in a Jewish interfaith relationship? Do you need help navigating the challenges and opportunities of Love and Religion? The workshop helps create a welcoming and accepting environment that encourages Jewish interfaith couples to examine their hopes and fears about the role that a Jewish identity will play in their life. This four-session workshop is for interfaith couples that are seriously dating, engaged, or newly married. The couples will benefit from the workshop by being in a forum with other couples that are addressing similar issues. In a safe environment, concerns and questions will be raised and discussed. This exciting new program will be offered in partnership with the JCC and Jewish Community Services (JCS) and led by Beth Land Hecht. Created by Marion Usher, an Interfaith couples expert.
Thursdays | June 8-29 | 7:00-9:00pm
Downtown Baltimore JCC
Fee: $150.00 per couple
For more information, please contact Lara Nicolson | 410.559.3532 | firstname.lastname@example.org.