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8 Kid-Friendly Jewish Things to Do this March in Baltimore

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Purim may be over, but there is still lots of family-friendly fun to be had this month in Baltimore including Shabbat celebrations, family days on the farm, and kid-friendly music and theater.



Family Fun

Pearlstone Family Farm Day
Have a fun afternoon on the farm, visit the animals and learn about Judaism’s relationship to the environment.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown
Sunday, March 5, 2 p.m.

Tiyul Outdoor Adventure
Outdoor adventures include creek walking, animals, shelter building, stories, and songs. For children in grades 2 – 5, limited space available, advance registration required.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown
Sunday, March 5, 2 – 5 p.m.

Israeli Family Farm Day
Join other Israeli families for a fun day at the Pearlstone farm including arts and crafts, a petting zoo, PJ Library storytime, hummus making, and more. Advance registration requested.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown
Sunday, March 26, 2 – 4 p.m.

Got Shabbat
Celebrate Shabbat at the Owings Millls JCC with a tot Shabbat, catered Shabbat dinner, and kids’ activities.
Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Friday, March 31, 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Mitzvah Miles 5k Run/1 Mile Family Walk
Choose from the 5K, family fun walk, or the Mini-Miles for preschoolers and then have fun at the post race party with a moon bounce, breakfast, and kids’ activities.
Beth Tfiloh, 3300 Old Court Rd, Baltimore
Sunday, April 2, 7 – 10 a.m.

Family-Friendly Music & Theater

 

Madagascar–A Musical Adventure
A musical adventure with Alex the lion, Marty the Zebra and the rest of the zoo animals from the Madagascar movies. Buy tickets in advance or at the door.
Beth Tfiloh Mintzes Theater, 3300 Old Court Rd, Baltimore
Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m. & Sunday, March 26, 1 p.m.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Music Box Series: Bugs!
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians perform classical music and children’s favorites in interactive, half-hour performances for young music lovers ages 6 months to 3 years and their families. Performances will be held in the theater lobby along with other musical and creative activities.
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

The Firebird and Other Heroic Tales
A classic Russian fairytale set to ballet music by Igor Stravinsky and performed by the Columbia Orchestra and Towson University Community Dance. Best for children ages 5 and up and their families. Buy tickets in advance or at the door.
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Sunday, April 2, 3 – 5 p.m.

Music & Theater for Grown-ups

Steppin’ at the Junction
Charm City Junction and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble will perform in an evening of Irish, Old-Time, and bluegrass-inspired music and dance.
Gordon Center for the Peforming Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Saturday, March 18, 8:30 p.m.

Eitan Katz in Concert
A performance by Eitan Katz and his band in honor of the 31st anniversary of Congregation Tiferes Yisroel.
Greengate Jewish Center, 7000 Rockland Hills, Baltimore
Sunday, March 19, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival
Choose from a line-up of documentaries and dramas on a variety of current and historical Jewish themes.
Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Sunday, March 19 – Sunday, April 30

Stories from the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed
An evening of stories collected from the documentary film, “On The Fringe” about 18 woman Rabbis, their lives and their work, presented on stage by three actresses.
Morstein Performa at Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Thursday, March 30, 7 – 9 p.m.

Chamber Encounters Concert Series: The Eye of the Storm
A concert experience using innovative mediums and narrative to magnify the power of classical music. Buy tickets online or at the door.
JCC Morstein  Performa, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m

Classes & Workshops

Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners
The goal of the workshop is to create a safe space where Jewish interfaith couples can explore the role Jewish identity will play in their lives. Advance registration requested.
Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Tuesdays, March 7,14, 21 & 28, 7 – 9 p.m.

Making Time for Mindfulness in our Multi-tasking World
Learn ways to incorporate mindfulness practices into your family life. Free and open to the public, advance registration requested.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Lower School Library, 3300 Old Court Rd
Friday, March 24, 8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Happiest Baby on the Block
Learn techniques for quickly soothing your newborn. For expectant parents and parents with infants under 10 weeks old. Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St
Sunday, March 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Baking hamantaschen is a great (and delicious) way to get the kids excited for Purim and keep them occupied for a couple of hours. Looking for a recipe, or general inspiration? Check out these 15 hamantaschen recipes and this cool graphic breaking down how to cut out, fill and fold hamantaschen.


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