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.

Saturday, February 1
8:00 p.m.
Comedy Night with Reno and Meshelle
Two talented performers find the laughter in childhood memories of cross-cultural adventures and family challenges. From Reno’s abandonment by a clairvoyant bio-mom to host Meshelle’s move from West Baltimore to a Jewish suburb, the night offers laughs fueled by insight. Presented in partnership with Creative Alliance, the performance will be held at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, tickets are $25 in advance and $29 at the door. Go to www.jcc.org/gordon-center/comedy/ for information and tickets.

Tuesday, February 4
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Support Group for Parents of Children with Attention Issues
Does your child have trouble staying on task or focusing? SHEMESH and CHADD of Greater Baltimore invite you to join its support group. Group meets the first Tuesday of every month in the CHAI Conference Room, 5809 Park Heights Avenue. Learn more.

Wednesday, February 5
4:30 p.m. Check-in and Q&A; 5:00 p.m. Meetings with Legislators; 6:15 p.m. Reception 2014
Advocacy Day & Reception

Join the Baltimore Jewish Council and advocate for issues that affect our Jewish community at the House of Delegates Office Building in Annapolis. Meet with legislators and enjoy a reception immediately following. Transportation from Pikesville is available. Register and learn more.

Wednesday, February 5
7:30 p.m.
West Bank Story Screening
Forget Tony and Maria. Meet David and Fatima! Join Beyond Birthright for this musical comedy about competing West Bank falafel stands. Discussion and dessert will follow. Address will be provided following registration. Contact ehbrown@jcc.org to register.

Future Events
Sunday, February 9
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Big Picture, Movie
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of dyslexia from children, experts and iconic leaders. Join in a panel discussion immediately following the movie.  Held at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, the program is presented by the Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance and SHEMESH. A donation of $5 is suggested. Learn more.

Sunday, February 9
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
PJ on the Town at the Maryland Science Center

pj science center
Connect with other families and learn about the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge at a special PJ program at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street. Enjoy story time, crafts and science activities. Then, tour the Maryland Science Center after the program. The event is sponsored by PJ Library, the Macks Center for Jewish Education and Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Tickets are $10 for 11 years and up; $5 for three to 10-year-olds and free for two and under. Learn more.

Thursday, February 13
7:30 p.m.
Punk Jews Screening
Hasidic punk rockers? African-American Jewish activists? This is not your Zayde’s Judaism! Stop by Hopkins Hillel, 3109 N. Charles Street, to view this engaging documentary that explores what being Jewish means in the 21st century. Contact ehbrown@jcc.org for information.

Thursdays, beginning February 13
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Introduction to Judaism Course
The Baltimore Board of Rabbis is offering a weekly course at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, to those interested in exploring Judaism’s rich history and traditions. In addition to classes combining scholarly insight with personal insights, enjoy special programs. These include a panel discussion with four rabbis from the different theological streams of American Judaism and a visit to the Hendler Learning Center’s Timeline of Jewish History at Chizuk Amuno Congregation to see 3,000 years of history come alive. The course is taught by leading rabbis of all denominations and runs through May 29. More information.

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One response to “What To Do This Week in Baltimore

  1. Thank you for hosting the movie The Big Picture, Rethinking Dyslexia and hosing a panel of experts! Parents of students with dyslexia from all over Maryland thank you!

    Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is a parent-led grassroots movement, based on Decoding Dyslexia New Jersey’s successful efforts to enact dyslexia legislation in New Jersey. Our group is part of a 45-state network and DDMD includes more than 100 parents and growing, from across the state. If you have parents who would like to join the group, please send them our way!

    DecodingDyslexiaMD@gmail.com &

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