Words & Ideas Program | Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

Altho the Gordon Center’s indoor venue is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, join us for exciting virtual arts and culture experiences online, and fun movie screenings at our NEW Gordon Outdoors drive-in movie venue!

Altho the Gordon Center’s indoor venue is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, join us for exciting virtual arts and culture experiences online, and fun movie screenings at our NEW Gordon Outdoors drive-in movie venue!

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Words & Ideas Program

Join us virtually and in person as we engage in conversations with best-selling authors and explore new ideas with dynamic speakers. Visit the program pages below for more details and individual tickets for each experience.

In Their Own Words:
A Virtual Author Series

Focusing on international best selling authors in conversation with journalists, other authors and thought leaders, these professional, webinar style intimate discussions explore the author's writing process and their relationship with storytelling. Through these events, we hope to encourage reading and doing, and would love for groups of people to subscribe and form their own book clubs. Select events are held in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium, and books are provided in partnership with the Ivy Bookshop.

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The Wisdom Studio

Join the The Wisdom Studio of the Gordon Center for Performing Arts as we explore the best of Jewish Culture.  Jewish literature and music, art and ideas, people, Israel and Torah are explored in the broadest, deepest, most meaningful way. Our instructors are known throughout the Jewish community and in some cases throughout the world. They are early adaptors, authors, cultural commentators, professors and thought leaders, who will teach and facilitate completely virtual conversations at wisdom intersections.

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Amplifying Voices

Jewish individuals, and other Americans, are in a moment of potential vulnerability and growth, as more and more people recognize privilege and realize the need to move from non-racist to anti-racist beliefs and actions. This intersectional series marries internal tshuva -- personal pattern breaking, growth and reckoning -- a series of programs with artists, authors, activities, and thought leaders inside and outside the Jewish community to reflect on race, religion and identity.  We invite the entire community into authentic and meaningful conversation on how we all engage in the world with sensitivity and compassion. In partnership with the Tucson JCC.

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Israel Insights

The Insight Israel Forum is partnering with the JCCs of Baltimore to inspire a continuum of information, education, dialogue and experiential opportunities connecting our community and Israel. This innovative initiative educates Baltimorians about the complex issues of the Jewish State while encouraging candid discussion, education and ongoing reflection. Considering diverse viewpoints, this effort promotes respect and civil discourse via educational programs led by high-profile scholars, facilitators and world class practitioners, in person and virtually.

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Visit the program links above for more details and individual tickets for each experience.

Live-captioning for events is available through Maryland Relay Service. Learn More ->

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Looking for a venue to host your next event? The Gordon Center offers world-class amenities in a convenient location. It is available for rentals to groups and individuals. Our experienced technical team will help you figure out which services work best for your event.

ENRICHMENT

J Arts Enrichment

The Gordon and the JCC bring arts enrichment & cultural events to the community. We offer high-quality arts classes, trips, films and other creative opportunities for adults as well as dance, music and performing arts programs for youth. You can find them at the Gordon Center or in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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