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Live, Learn, and Play at our Downtown Baltimore JCC (DBJCC)

The DBJCC, located in the heart of Federal Hill, offers a colorful and welcoming indoor play space for your family. Your child will love exploring our playrooms, which feature age-appropriate sensory and dramatic-play experiences, clean toys and lots of space for your little one to move around. Try our Baby & Me classes, workshops, special holiday programs and neighborhood events. Or, rent our facility for your child's birthday party. 

The DBJCC is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds, proudly cultivating an inclusive space while connecting to a vibrant Jewish community. Our mission is to engage families with young children in a rich array of cultural, social, and educational programs within urban Baltimore that encourage people to participate in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Event Calendars
October 2019 Events Calendar

Meet Our Staff

Rachel Cohen, Program Director | 410.559.3619 |
Natalia Skolnik, Program Coordinator | 410.559.3618 |

Location and Directions

The DBJCC is located between E. West and E. Cross Streets in Federal Hill at 1118 Light Street, Suite D. Our main entrance is located under the Wells Fargo awning. When you arrive at the front door, press the down arrow on the call box until you see the JCC listed on the screen. Then press 333 and wait until we buzz you into the building.

Parking is available on the neighborhood streets and in the West Street parking garage behind our building. The West Street parking garage offers the first hour for only $1 and charges a small fee for each additional hour. There is also two-hour meter parking available directly in front of our building on Light Street, as well as two-hour free parking on certain surrounding streets.

Hours for Open Play

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday | 9:30am-12:30pm & 3:00-6:00pm
*Select Sundays (Winter 2019 - January, February, March) | 9:30am-12:30pm
Members: free | Guests: $5 per family

Membership Fees and Benefits

We now offer a monthly membership – join with no annual commitment!

DBJCC family membership is only $10/month!
Payment can be made by check, credit card, or online.
Pick up an application on your next visit.
Be sure to inquire about our special group rate discount if you are a participant at Beth El @ Federal Hill or Fit4Mom Baltimore City!

Sign up for membership

Our membership benefits include:

Membership Renewal
Renewing your DBJCC membership is easy. You can renew online, in person, or over the phone.
To renew online please visit, you will need to create an online account if you do not already have one.

For assistance in creating an account, please contact Laurence Weis at 410.559.3515.

First-time visitors get a free guest pass!

Drop in play is $5 per family but first-time visitors get in free. To request a Guest Pass for your first visit, please fill out this form and we will arrange to have a Guest Pass available for you when you arrive.