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Downtown JCC

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of the DBJCC.  This decision, while not made lightly, is due to mounting financial challenges and pressures from the ongoing pandemic.  Nevertheless, we are determined to continue providing meaningful and innovative experiences for families living downtown, by working with existing and new community partners to offer virtual and in person family programs through our J Around Town program. 

Read the DBJCC Closure Message



The DBJCC, located in the heart of Federal Hill, offers a colorful and welcoming indoor play space for your family. Your child will love exploring our playrooms, which feature age-appropriate sensory and dramatic-play experiences, clean toys and lots of space for your little one to move around. Try our Baby & Me classes, workshops, special holiday programs and neighborhood events. Or, rent our facility for your child's birthday party. 

The DBJCC is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds, proudly cultivating an inclusive space while connecting to a vibrant Jewish community. Our mission is to engage families with young children in a rich array of cultural, social, and educational programs within urban Baltimore that encourage people to participate in ways that are meaningful to them.

Downtown JCC Experiences

Baby & Me Classes
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Led by experienced and nurturing teachers, DBJCC parenting classes are designed to enhance and support your child’s sensory and gross motor development. We are here for your family as you travel through the infant, toddler and pre-K years, offering creative and stimulating opportunities for your child at each milestone.

Early registration is encouraged, as classes fill quickly. Please contact the DBJCC directly to find out about twin or sibling discounts.

Birthday Parties
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Why not celebrate your child’s next birthday in your family’s neighborhood play space? We can provide exclusive use of the DBJCC facilities on weekends.

Events & Workshops
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DBJCC’s workshops and special events are designed to enhance and support your life as a parent, and provide numerous opportunities to network with other parents of young children who live in the neighborhood.