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History & Mission

The mission of the Arts & Culture department of the Baltimore Jewish Community Center (JCC), which includes the The Gordon Center for Performing arts, is to create a welcoming environment that engages, educates, entertains and expands the horizons of the Baltimore community through exploration and celebration of all types of art and Jewish culture.

The Goal

The mission supports partnerships within both the Jewish community and the Arts community aimed at fostering greater cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Furthermore, the goal is to provide meaningful opportunities for life-long learning, exploration of profound ideas, stimulating conversation and community connections.


With generous funding from the Peggy and Yale Gordon trust, the Gordon Center opened in 1995 as mainly a venue for classical music. Today, the arts center offers a multi-disciplinary performance season of live music, dance, family programs and film screenings, presenting a wide variety of local, regional, national, and international artists.


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Looking for a venue to host your next event? The Gordon Center offers world-class amenities in a convenient location. It is available for rentals to groups and individuals. Our experienced technical team will help you figure out which services work best for your event.


J Arts Enrichment

The Gordon and the JCC bring arts enrichment & cultural events to the community. We offer high-quality arts classes, trips, films and other creative opportunities for adults as well as dance, music and performing arts programs for youth. You can find them at the Gordon Center or in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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