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Virtual-J: Adult Enrichment

While the J is currently closed, it's important that we continue to grow as we explore our creativity. Whether you want to revisit an old passion or ignite a new interest, the J is here to help you find your creative spark. Explore our virtual Adult Enrichment events and videos to make good use of your time and express yourself as we guide you through your creative endeavors!

LA Theaterworks Presents The Magic Barrell

Thanks to our friends at L.A. Theater Works, a non-profit devoted to bringing great audio theatre to the world we are able to offer free streaming of Jewish-themed plays to help you get through these long days at home.
In The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud, a young rabbinical student has a fateful encounter with an enigmatic matchmaker in this classic short story from the author of The Natural. A co-production with the National Jewish Theater. Starring Shelley Berman.
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Be sure to let us know if you are interested in this free audio recording and please share this link with your friends.
The link will be available until June 30.

Donna Lansman's Ceramics 101

You may know student favorite Donna Lansman from her MANY years of teaching at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Baltimore but did you know she has been a potter making functional work since 1984? We can't wait to be back in the studio together handbuilding and using the potter's wheel! Until then, learn along with us here.

Jewish Genealogy and Home DNA Testing: A Virtual Discussion

Recorded ZOOM discussion with author, Libby Copeland and journalist, Jennifer Mendelsohn
As the home DNA testing industry hits its 20th anniversary, it has also reached a tipping point, with more than 30 million Americans tested. Both have major implications—not only for those who have been tested but also for those who have not. Learn more by checking out our May 6th discussion with Libby Copeland, author of the acclaimed new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are, and Jennifer Mendelsohn, journalist, founder of the social media movement known as #resistancegenealogy, and Board member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, who joined over 80 participants for a virtual discussion.

Feather Craft with Tracey Robbins

Create beautiful yarn feathers with local artist Tracey Robbins, who will be leading workshops at the J's studio when we reopen!

Recycled Paper Flowers with Tracey Robbins

Using materials you already have at home, create these recycled paper flowers with local artist Tracey Robbins, who will be leading workshops at the J's studio when we reopen!

Make Your Own Hummus

Watch this how-to video with our Senior Director of Community Arts, Melissa Seltzer, whipping up a batch of lemon garlic hummus inspired by our Hummus: The Movie and Discussion Event on April 2. Share your favorite hummus recipes or links to your own how-to videos with us in the YouTube comments!  Learn more about the event