Shabbat candle lighting: 8:07pm

Great Renovations

Keep your eyes peeled for great renovations, upgrades and improvements to the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Locker Rooms, Fitness Center and Shapiro Aquatics Park. Look for that sparkle, shine, and hard core fitness equipment - you will not be able to miss it!

Locker Rooms

As many of you know, Women’s Locker Room renovations are underway; the locker room will reopen March 29. (Our co-ed family changing room and alternative women’s locker room by the group fitness studio are available during this time. Both have private shower facilities.

Men’s Locker Room renovations will begin March 29 and continue through mid-May (the alternative women’s locker room by the group fitness studio will be available exclusively to men during this time and the coed family changing room will also be available.)

Renovated Locker Room shower areas will feature: new tiles on the floors and walls, new partitions, shower fixtures, drains and curtains.  Upgraded changing areas will feature: new paint colors (repose gray and loch blue), new tile (blanc linen and noir linen) new drop ceilings (11 ft. high) and lighting, new carpeting (Women’s), new counter tops (Women’s), new LED lighting over counter spaces and mirrors (Women’s), and new lockers and dry-wall (Men’s).


Leave the locker room and turn your attention to our Fitness Center and you’ll see the Rosenbloom J is sporting beautiful new, high-backed chairs and a new look and feel in our very cozy fitness lounge, a comfortable place to socialize with friends after a workout or hang out while you wait for a loved one who is taking a class.

 When you go inside the fitness center for your workout, Fitness Director Raychel Setless and our professionally certified fitness team can show you the great new equipment just waiting to be lifted, pulled, stretched and punched. This equipment includes:

  • 4 new Terra Cores - air-filled and core-building, for multi-faceted balance.  On a Terra Core Machine you can:
    • Stand, sit, or lie on the machine to get an amazing balance and strength workout 
    • Attach bands under the unit to incorporate resistance training to your routine
    • Flip over and grasp handles to do unstable pushups or lift up
    • Use its patented body link system to provide an unstable yet safe interface between your body and the machine 
  • New Fixed Barbells – A brand new set of fixed weight barbells that allow lifters to easily change weights as they work out. As Setless describes it, these weights feature “the convenience of a dumbbell with the benefits of a barbell.”
  • New Small Dumbbell Rack
  • New Physioballs/Stability balls – Exercise tools most commonly used for balance, stability, and strengthening core muscles.
  • New Resistance Bands
  • Boxing Workout Equipment, including our speedbag and punching bag, has been relocated to a new home along our Track
  • Our New AudioApp – Tune in while you workout! You may now use your smart phones to listen to music and connect to our Fitness Center TV screens. Just download the free AppAudio using the Appstore/Playstore.

Raychel is also excited for the recent arrival of a Functional Treadmill on which you can walk forward or sideways, replicate the motion of pushing a sled, or carry weights on the side for additional resistance – a perfect machine for high intensity interval training (HIIT). We have also replaced all the old metal plates in the fitness center with Rubberized Plates with handles - to simplify working out and make workouts more safe and efficient.


JCC Senior Aquatics Director Bill Kirkner and the J team are looking forward to the construction of new stairs for the aquatics park, to replace the 40+ year old wooden stairs.

Bill is also excited about the installation of a new stroller/wheelchair accessible ramp, which will run from the lap pool down to the family/z-pool area along the perimeter of the biblical playground.

Construction on both projects is scheduled to begin this month.