Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, and the Downtown Baltimore JCC are temporarily closed. Please check back for updates, resources and new virtual program options. 

Shabbat candle lighting: 7:22pm

Virtual J: FIlm

Our J buildings may be closed, but that should not bring our creativity to a halt. Our Arts & Culture team is putting together some exciting virtual music concerts, film screenings and discussions for online audiences, as well as classes, book groups and other virtual learning experiences. And stay tuned for more details as this year's Baltimore Jewish Film Festival goes virtual!

The Gefilte Film

With Happy Passover greetings, the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival committee shares this new short film by New York-born director Rachel Fleit:  Each year, the Hermelin family of Detroit come together to celebrate Passover by eating Gefilte fish. While simple on the surface, gefilte is filled with history and meaning. However, “the dish of gefilte isn’t about the fish,” says the Brooklyn-based writer and director. Instead, “it becomes a lightening rod, in which we project all of our feelings about family, identity, tradition, struggle, loss—and as always, love."

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Discussion: Hummus: The Movie

Thursday, April 2 | 7:30pm
Hummus: The Movie is an eclectic, touching film about the delicious superfood with the power to bring people together around the world.  Weaving together the personal stories of three Israelis from very different cultural backgrounds who are brought together by their shared love for hummus, director Oren Rosenfeld tastefully demonstrates how food can positively affect our culture and transcend religious and political divides.

How to participate:  Click the link below to watch the film online anytime on your own schedule, then join us for a livestream Zoom discussion at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 2.

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Watch this video with our Senior Director of Community Arts, Melissa Seltzer, whipping up a batch of lemon garlic hummus inspired by the movie, and share your favorite hummus recipes or links to your own how-to videos with us in the YouTube comments!