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Virtual-J: Adult Enrichment

Even during a pandemic, it's important that we continue to grow as we explore our creativity. Whether you want to revisit an old passion or ignite a new interest, the J is here to help you find your creative spark. Explore our virtual Adult Enrichment events and videos to make good use of your time and express yourself as we guide you through your creative endeavors!  

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

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 in this series of virtual enrichment programs exploring Jewish literature, music, art and ideas, insights on the complexities of Israel, reflections on race, religion and identity, and a celebration of queer experiences through the arts.  

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Donna Lansman's Ceramics 101

You may know student favorite Donna Lansman from her MANY years of teaching at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Baltimore but did you know she has been a potter making functional work since 1984? We can't wait to be back in the studio together handbuilding and using the potter's wheel! Until then, learn along with us here.

Jewish Genealogy and Home DNA Testing: A Virtual Discussion

Recorded ZOOM discussion with author, Libby Copeland and journalist, Jennifer Mendelsohn
As the home DNA testing industry hits its 20th anniversary, it has also reached a tipping point, with more than 30 million Americans tested. Both have major implications—not only for those who have been tested but also for those who have not. Learn more by checking out our May 6th discussion with Libby Copeland, author of the acclaimed new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are, and Jennifer Mendelsohn, journalist, founder of the social media movement known as #resistancegenealogy, and Board member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, who joined over 80 participants for a virtual discussion.

Feather Craft with Tracey Robbins

Create beautiful yarn feathers with local artist Tracey Robbins, who will be leading workshops at the J's studio when we reopen!

Recycled Paper Flowers with Tracey Robbins

Using materials you already have at home, create these recycled paper flowers with local artist Tracey Robbins, who will be leading workshops at the J's studio when we reopen!

Make Your Own Hummus

Watch this how-to video with our Senior Director of Community Arts, Melissa Seltzer, whipping up a batch of lemon garlic hummus inspired by our Hummus: The Movie and Discussion Event on April 2. Share your favorite hummus recipes or links to your own how-to videos with us in the YouTube comments!  Learn more about the event