Weather Alert, Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all JCC buildings will be closed today.

Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    5:30am - 10:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    5:30am - 10:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:33pm

Weather Alert, Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all JCC buildings will be closed today.

Join the J Locations Schedules
Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    5:30am - 10:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    5:30am - 10:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:33pm
Feb13
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Sharing Israel Experiences with J Kids and beyond

Meet Shinshinim, Shani & Bar

The JCC of Greater Baltimore is thrilled to have two Israeli high school graduate-emissaries on its team this year -- Shani Kalmanovich and Bar Ling.  Shani and Bar work at the JCC three days a week as part of an expanded “Shinshinim” program sponsored by the Jewish Agency of Israel, funded in part through The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and locally facilitated by The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education.  (Shinshinim stands for Shnat Sherut, which translates to a year of service in Hebrew).

Shani and Bar deferred army service for a year to volunteer in the Baltimore Jewish community in...

Feb13
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Helping JCC members have #StrongerHearts

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States?

Educating Baltimoreans about the prevention and treatment of heart disease is the main goal behind a new innovative collaborative initiative between LifeBridge Health (LBH) and The American Heart Association (AHA) called #StrongerHearts.

“This dynamic partnership between LifeBridge Health and the American Heart Association is already translating into new resources and programs designed to help JCC members enhance or improve their cardiovascular health,” says Barak Hermann, CEO of the JCC of Greater Baltimore.

“On...

Feb13
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Fitness with Passion and Purpose

Robyn Korobkin’s journey to teaching at the JCC 

“Strong is the new skinny” is Robyn Korobkin’s motto. She handed out magnets with the slogan to her students at a 6:00am BODYPUMP class to remind them that feeling good and healthy is more important than clothing size or body weight. In addition to BODYPUMP, Robyn teaches BODYFLOW and SH’BAM at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC where she’s been leading group fitness classes since 2009.

Robyn’s path to teaching at the J began in South Africa where she grew up studying ballet. When she immigrated to the U.S. as a preteen, Robyn continued her dance training, but found...

Feb12

Meet Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein headlines J Live at the Gordon April 8

When Michael Feinstein moved to California at the age of 20, he went to a psychic to receive some life’s direction. A waiter at a piano bar where he was playing had suggested he do so.

“I had never been to a psychic,” he says, “And I figured $25, what the heck?”

The psychic told him that in the future he’d be singing music and be known as much for the way he “set up” songs, in addition to the way he’d be singing them. That’s exactly what Feinstein is doing today.

Feinstein’s breakthrough performance came together in the spring of 1985 when, by default, he was offered a gig at San Francisco’s Plush Room, a venue for jazz and cabaret artists.

“Someone fell out and they needed someone to do a show,” Feinstein recalls.  This was the first time he did a show where the audience was focused on...

Feb12

Roni Koresh and “Inner Sun” Shine Bright

Internationally-acclaimed dancer and choreographer Roni Koresh and his troupe of dancers perform at The Gordon Center February 16.

Roni Koresh started dancing with his mother as a child, and was eventually discovered dancing at parties. “I fell in love with dance; it gave me an identity, defined me differently than most people,” Roni said as he and his troupe prepare for their visit.

Roni was encouraged by many to pursue dance professionally, and it quickly became not only a career path, but a true passion.

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Oct01
Kids Center
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Welcome to J Kids Baltimore!

J Families – the J is very excited to introduce J Kids Baltimore -- your “one-stop-shop” for all youth (ages 3-10) programming at the JCC. 

The JCC is focused on helping your children to learn, play, and grow in a professionally led environment that is enriched by Jewish values.

Activities offered through J Kids Baltimore include voice and guitar lessons, Get Movin’ Youth Fitness classes, sports clinics, dance, tennis and swim lessons, afterschool care, CSA Martial Arts classes, and more. 

We encourage your child to continue to follow their passion and discover new talents. We will help them build new skills and accomplish new goals and provide a home away from home for your...

Oct01
ECEC preschool
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JCC Early Childhood Educators Among the Best & Brightest in Baltimore

The Baltimore JCC is thrilled with its new leadership and teaching teams at its Stoler (Owings Mills) and Meyerhoff (Park Heights) Early Childhood Education Centers (ECEC’s).

At the core of our ECEC programs are excellent administrators and educators who understand the early years of life are the most critical in forming a child’s opinion of himself or herself. Our team’s goal is to create an enriched environment full of excitement and encouragement.

We individualize our teaching styles to meet the needs of each and every child, and consider ourselves to be partners with our parents. Enhancing your child’s confidence and curiosity through creative engagement is what we do – everyday!

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Sep21

Sukkah City – Coming to Baltimore!

Celebrate the harvest festival of sukkot at this musical evening on the fields of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC. Experience an array of different Sukkot hosted by friends, organizations, synagogues and business partners. Bring your own picnic dinner to eat in our Sukkah City and enjoy sukkah inspired treats from beer to sundaes. It’s friends, family, festival, live music, food and fun.  It’s community. It’s Sukkah City!

A sukkah is a man-made hut used as a makeshift living and dining area during Sukkot.

For Sukkah City, at least a dozen organizations will be building sukkot in the same proximity at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, to...

Sep21
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Supporting the J Community

Helping everyone to participate in our programs

Each year the JCC provides over $543,000 in need‐based scholarships for children, teens and adults to participate in JCC Early Childhood, Inclusion activities, JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest, J Camps, and J Membership. These programs reflect how the “J” connects families, supports individuals and helps build a stronger community. Funding for these scholarships comes from The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore as well as fundraising events like J Live at the Gordon, Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K, the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame and the Community Block Party.

Sep04
Compañia Flamenca Eduardo Guerrer

Introducing Eduardo Guerrero

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Gordon presents FLAMENCO PASIÓN, a dance performance by Compañia Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero.

Direct from Cadiz, Spain, this group of elite artists, including critically acclaimed flamenco dancer and choreographer Eduardo Guerrero himself, will captivate you with the full range emotions this temperamental and passionate Spanish dance conveys. 

Gordon artistic director Alyson Bonavoglia recently caught up with Eduardo on tour:

AB: Your choreography has been referred to as “modern and courageous,” and it has been written that you have “no limits … because [you do] not seem to need them. [You] dance the impossible.” It has also been written...