REMINDER YOM KIPPUR CLOSINGS: Both JCCs will be closed from Tues, 10/4 at 3:30pm thru Wed, 10/5. Blue Gym in OM closes Mon. 10/3 at 7:00pm, and reopens Thurs. 10/6 at 9:00am. Find future closings:

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Habimah Arts Camp

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2022 Camp Dates
Grades 1-2:
June 20 - August 12 (Four Two-Week Sessions)
Grades 3-6: June 20 - July 15 (Two Two-Week Sessions)

Monday–Friday | 9:15am–4:00pm

Age Group
Grades 1–6

Every camper is a star at Habimah (The Stage)! Your emerging artist will be guided by Habimah Artists In Residence, who are hand-selected from Baltimore’s top professionals and organizations.  All Habimah campers attend daily workshops in performing and visual arts, where they enhance their skills explore new horizons, and experience the wonders of the arts and the warmth of a supportive community. Every two-week camp session includes an arts-centered field trip or performance, daily free swim, and culminates in a final showcase and gallery at the Gordon Center to share all the new skills your camper has learned! 

Yotzrim (Creators) | Grades 1-2

Daily Instructional Swim is included for Yotzrim campers. 

Session 1: June 20 – July 1
Session 2: July 5 - July 15
Session 3: July 18 – July 29
Session 4: August 1 - August 12 

Omanim (Artists) | Grades 3-6

Session 1: June 20 – July 1  
Session 2: July 5 - July 15

*Continue the summer with Habimah in the NEW Habimah Summer Musical!

NEW! Habimah Summer Musical

Camp Dates
July 18 - August 12 (One Four-Week Session)

Monday–Friday | 9:15am–4:00pm
*Tech Week (Aug 8–12) may include late or evening hours 

Age Group
Grades 3-8

It’s showtime! This summer, our campers take the Gordon Center stage in a stunning Broadway-style musical! Our professional staff and select Artists in Residence work to uncover each camper’s strength and create a positive atmosphere which bolsters self-esteem, compassion, teamwork, and a love for theater.  Whether your camper is feeling the thrill of performing or creating behind-the-scenes magic, an unforgettable experience awaits! 

Options Available: Early Drop Off and Late Stay | Hot Lunch

Check out our New TNT Experience to learn more about arts opportunities for 7th and 8th graders!

ACA Accredited

Meet Your Leadership Team!

Melissa Seltzer, Senior Director, Community Arts

Melissa supervises all arts education programming including Habimah Arts Camp and the J's Children's Theater Production Company as well and leads the curation of the Gordon Center Family Season. She is passionate about building community and creating moments for children and adults to be lifelong learners and lovers of arts.  Melissa has a Masters in Jewish Communal Service and has been at the J since 2010.

Contact: Melissa Seltzer |

Gabriel Lewin, Habimah Arts Director 

Back for his 8th summer as Habimah Director, Gabe has a degree in Theater and Jewish Studies and teaches dramatic arts during the year. As the founding director of Habimah Arts Camp, Gabriel brings a wealth of experience both as a teacher, director and performer. He has taught theater, English and choir at several local schools including the former Yeshivat Rambam, as well as Ner Israel and Owings Mills High Schools. Read more about Gabriel.

Contact: Gabriel Lewin |

Adrienne Bergeron, Arts Education Manager

Adrienne Bergeron is the newly appointed Arts Education Manager at the JCC and is thrilled to be teaching as a part of the upcoming Habimah summer camps at the JCC. A new resident of Baltimore, by way of Los Angeles, and before that, New York City, Adrienne has been a traveling theatre professional who has been teaching, choreographing, directing, and working in the industry for over fifteen years. A graduate of Lees-McRae College and a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, she is driven to continue a thriving, inviting, and educational theatre environment for children, for both recreation and pre professionals alike.  Read more about Adrienne.

Contact: Adrienne Bergeron |

Inclusion Program
Children with a range of learning, developmental, social, emotional and/or physical challenges are paired with trained staff enabling them to successfully participate in all camp activities alongside their peers. Space is limited. Additional charges will apply. If you have a child with special needs that would benefit from participating in our program please contact Helene Rapaport at 410.559.3613 or to find out about available Inclusion openings.

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