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, February 9

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Big Picture, Movie

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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 Science Center

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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. Click here for information.

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 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.  Get costs and more information.

Future Events
Sunday, February 16
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Family Day: Lincoln Comes to Baltimore


In honor of Presidents’ Day Weekend, experience a Lincoln-themed family day at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, including Civil War crafts. Enjoy a special presentation by actor Jim Getty will bring Lincoln to life in a unique living history performance. While there, check out the Civil War exhibit, “Passages Through The Fire: Jews and the Civil War.” Program is free with admission to the Museum, which is located at 15 Lloyd Street. Contact Attwood at tattwood@jewishmusuemmd.org for more information.

Sunday, February 16
1:30 – 3:30 p.m
Family Farm Day
Bring your family to Pearlstone Center for a day of fun, family, friends, farming and festivities! Learn about Shabbat and Havdalah, make crafts and consider ways you can unplug as a family. The Pearlstone Center is located at 5425 Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown. For information, email info@pearlstonecenter.org.

Sunday, February 23
10:00 a.m.
Sibling Time: Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Parents and siblings will have a rare opportunity to hear a candid account from Stacy Israel, director of special needs services at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue. Hear what it was like growing up with siblings of varying abilities. Separate discussion groups for parents and siblings will follow the program. Parents will discuss tools and techniques to balance the needs of their children, while the siblings will explore their roles, as well as the triumphs and challenges of being a sibling of a special needs child. Professionals from Jewish Community Services will guide the groups. For more information contact Jen Erez at 410.559.3613 or jerez@jcc.org

Sunday, February 23
3:00 p.m.
Company E: The Jungle Book
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Internationally-acclaimed Company E performs a modern interpretation of this children’s classic at the Gorden Center for Performing Arts. Towson University Community Dance joins the company for a family-friendly matinee. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door and seniors and JCC members receive 10 percent off. For information, go to jcc.org/gordon-center/gordon-center/.


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