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Words & Ideas Program

Join us virtually and in person as we engage in conversations with best-selling authors and explore new ideas with dynamic speakers. Visit the program pages below for more details and individual tickets for each experience.

The Jewish Wisdom Studio

Explore the best of Jewish Culture as literature and music, art and ideas, people, Israel and Torah are explored in the broadest, deepest, most meaningful way. Our instructors are known throughout the Jewish community and in some cases throughout the world. They are early adaptors, authors, cultural commentators, professors and thought leaders, who will teach and facilitate completely virtual conversations at wisdom intersections. Learn More >

The Queer Jewish Arts Festival

The Queer Jewish Arts Festival is a new series of programs celebrating LGBTQIA+ stories and experiences through film, theater, music, literature, and dance. This festival will highlight local and national queer Jewish artists who are making art with Jewish content.  The events will amplify intersectional identity and creative expression. Learn More >

The Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature

Hosted by organizations across the Baltimore area, this showcase of our community’s love of reading, writing, and the written word, features a variety of literary events curated to reflect important issues facing the Jewish community.  From anti-Semitism to anti-racism, the events will be moving conversations with authors evoking inner reflection to inspire work towards justice and peace. Learn More >

In Their Own Words: A Virtual Author Series

Focusing on international best selling authors in conversation with journalists, other authors and thought leaders, these professional, webinar style intimate discussions explore the author's writing process and their relationship with storytelling. Through these events, we hope to encourage reading and doing, and would love for groups of people to subscribe and form their own book clubs. Books are provided in partnership with The Ivy Bookshop. Learn More >

Jews of Color and Allies

Jewish individuals, and other Americans, are in a moment of potential vulnerability and growth, as more and more people recognize privilege and realize the need to move from non-racist to anti-racist beliefs and actions. The JCC and the Gordon Center are pleased to partner with the Jews of Color Mishpacha Project to present the National Shabbaton as well as workshops for the BIPOC Jewish community and allies. Learn More >


Visit the program links above for more details and individual tickets for each experience.

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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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