Things 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.

Friday, March 14
7:00 p.m.
Unplugged Shabbat
Come together with friends and community this Shabbat at the Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, for an uplifting musical service led by Charm City Tribe’s Rabbi Jessy Gross and Bolton Street Synagogue’s Rabbi John Franken.
Learn More  by contacting ehbrown@jcc.org.

Saturday March 15th
9:00 p.m.
Purim Pandemonium: Art Comes Alive
It’s a costume party like no other! The sky is the limit for creativity with this year’s Jewish Museum of Maryland’s Purim Pandemonium theme. Become a Warhol or Dali, while enjoying dancing and an open bar. Event is open to guests, 21 and over (I.D. required). Tickets can be purchased at jewishmuseummd.org. The Jewish Museum of Maryland is located at 15 Lloyd Street.

Thursday, March 20
5:00–7:00 p.m
Family Happy Hour at the DBJCC
Downtown JCC

Stop by the Downtown Baltimore JCC for a relaxing evening out. Bring your children to enjoy open play in all DBJCC playrooms while you feast on tasty appetizers and drinks. Cost: $7 member families; $12 guest families. Learn more.

Thursday, March 20
7:30 p.m.
Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Opens with The Jewish Cardinal
Jewish Cardinal 5 (2)

The 26th annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival opens with the Baltimore premiere of The Jewish Cardinal, which tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants. Lustiger maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood.

This year’s film festival runs through April 10. All movies will be held at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, in Owings Mills. Learn more and purchase tickets at jcc.org/gordon-center/baltimore-jewish-film-festival/.

Future Events

Sunday, March 23

10:00 a.m.
The Associated’s Doctors’ Brunch
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Join Jewish healthcare professionals to network and learn together. Jon Entine, author of Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People, will talk about ancestry, genetics, Jewish history and Jewish identity. Event will be held at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue. Kosher brunch will be served and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Register at associated.org/docsbrunch.

Sunday, March 23
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
PJ Library at Family Farm Day
Celebrate the return of spring and enjoy PJ Pals Storytime during this day of fun, farming and festivities. Learn about winged migration, build a bird feeder and go on a farm scavenger hunt. Program, held at Pearlstone Center, 5424 Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown, is $10 per household and free for CSA members.
Learn More.

Sunday, March 30
12:00 p.m.
Project Mah Jongg
mah jongg tiles

Join the Jewish Museum of Maryland for the Grand Opening of its latest exhibit Project Mah Jongg, developed by Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York. Play a game of mah jongg while exploring the traditions, history and meaning of the game in Jewish-American culture. Curator Melissa Martens Yaverbaum will trace the evolution of the mysterious Chinese game that became an American sensation in the 1920s and today remains a beloved institution in Jewish communal, personal, and cultural life in a special presentation at 12:30 p.m. Go to jewishmuseummd.org.

Sunday, March 30
7:30 p.m.
Comedy Night with Modi
Laugh with the highly rated comedian Modi at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue in Owings Mills. Voted one of the “Top 10 Comedians” in New York City by Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, Modi is one of the comedy circuit’s hottest young comedians. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door.
Learn More at info@gordoncenter.com.

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