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J Around Town

J Around Town is currently on hiatus -- please stay tuned for details on upcoming virtual and socially distanced events:

J Around Town brings the JCC family experience directly to your community. Designed for children under 5, these fun and engaging drop-in programs feature interactive story time, songs, holiday celebrations, craft projects and more.  All events are free and open to all.  

For more information please contact Sharon Siegel | 443.255.5846 |

We are pleased to announce our new J Around Town professional team:

Sharon Seigel, Senior Director of Outreach and Inclusion, brings many years of innovative experience to oversee the J Around Town program — including launching the DBJCC in 2013 and developing Hands on Holiday programming in libraries and bookstores.  She forged many valuable partnerships to bring programming to families at The Ivy Book Shop, Enoch Pratt Library, Foundry Row, Hunt Valley Towne Centre and more. 
Rachel Cohen, J Around Town Program Director, is also a familiar face to many DBJCC families from her role as Assistant Program Coordinator and Program Director of the DBJCC.  Rachel will work closely with the team to deliver virtual and live programs both downtown and throughout the Baltimore community.

Ellie Batkhan, Director of Family Engagement, will provide meaningful and innovative Jewish experiences through intimate programs such as My Tribe, an experiential, family opportunity that connects families to Jewish culture and tradition.  Ellie will also oversee the JCC’s community-wide programs such as Sukkah City, Purim Hamataschen Make ‘n Take, and Chanukah events. 

Linda Lapidus, A favorite DBJCC teacher and facilitator who now serves as J Baby Program Coordinator, is responsible for implementing classes and events to welcome families. Linda will also support the Outreach team in planning and implementing family programs.