What To Do This Week In Baltimore

Check out these great events for the whole family sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore or Associated agencies.

Sunday, December 8
1:00 p.m.
Dollar Days: Faith and Freedom in the Civil War

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Stop by the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, and enjoy $1 admission this Sunday. While there, hear Barbara Franco, founding executive director of the newly-opened Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, as she explores how the religious foment, innovation and change wrought by the Second Great Awakening influenced thinking about moral issues of war and slavery. She’ll also discuss how Americans of all faiths, who met at Gettysburg, grappled not only with life and death, but also with divergent ideas of faith and freedom that would shape the nation’s future. For details, go to jewishmuseummd.org/single/faith-and-freedom-in-the-civil-war/.

Monday, December 9
7:00 p.m.
An Inside Look – Celebrating the Arts
Hear from living history actress Terry Nicholetti, enjoy the sounds of the international HaZamir youth choir and participate in an art conversation with renowned visual artist Jean-Pierre Weill. This special evening about the local arts will be held at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue. Contact Pamela Martin at pmartin@associated.org to register.

Tuesday, December 10
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Read to Students with JVC Bookworms
Share the gift of reading with students at Federal Hill Preparatory School, 1040 William Street. Join the Jewish Volunteer Connections (JVC) Bookworms program and read to these youngsters once a month. Bring a new or gently-used book to the Pre-kindergarten class. Register at volunteer@associated.org and mention “I’m interested in Bookworms at Federal Hill Prep.”

Tuesday, December 10
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
As a Parent, Knowing When to Hold and When to Fold
Since parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual, Jewish Community Services (JCS) offers this FREE Parent Discussion Series at their Owings Mills location, located at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC. Facilitated by Howard Reznick, LCSW-C, and Guidance Counselor Vicki R. Mermelstein, the program will provide parents with techniques for saying “no” when they feel pressured to say “yes.”  For information, go to jcsbaltimore.org.

Future Events
Sunday, December 15
8:30 a.m.
Baltimore Civil War Bus Tour
Learn Baltimore’s Civil War history first hand with this exclusive bus tour led by prominent Maryland historian and author, Daniel Carroll Toomey. Explore both well-known and forgotten Baltimore sites and discover the ways in which this war has been memorialized in our “Monument City.” The tour includes stops at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Society for guided tours of two special Civil War exhibits. For more information and to register for the tour, contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 410-732-6400 x215.

Sunday, December 15
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Associated Women Communit-Tea Event featuring Laura Zam

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Join us for an afternoon High Tea as we reveal true stories of authenticity, generosity, quality, responsibility and community. Writer and performer Laura Zam, whose first-person narratives for stage have been presented in New York, Washington, DC and Prague, Czech Republic, will headline the afternoon event. To register for the Communit-Tea, being held at Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Avenue, go to associated.org/tea.

Sunday, December 15
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
PJ on the Town at the Aquarium
Join other PJ Library families and connect at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 E. Pratt Street. Discover what is Jewish about the Aquarium and meet members, educators and clergy from B’nai Israel Congregation. This program is generously supported by the Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Fund of The Associated. To register, go to pjlibrary@cjebaltimore.org.

Wednesday, December 25
9:00 a.m.
Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Community Mitzvah Day
Join thousands of volunteers to celebrate this annual community-wide day-of-service by participating in hands-on projects helping those in need in Baltimore and overseas. Assemble 1,500 winter care packages for guests of local shelters, serve meals in area soup kitchens and welcome home troops at the airport, among other opportunities. To learn about volunteer opportunities, go to http://jvcbaltimore.org/jvc-programs/communitymitzvahday/.


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