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15 Jewish Family-Friendly Activities for Late Fall in Baltimore

Little boy and girl in autumn park

It’s getting cold out there, and we know you are looking for fun ways to keep the kids occupied indoors. We put together a list of family-friendly activities and threw in a few things just for grown-ups. Plus some great ways to volunteer with the kids.

Since the cold weather also means more sniffly noses check out this how-to video for chicken soup a.k.a. Jewish penicillin and be sure to avoid these classic mistakes when making a big pot of the stuff.

Stay warm Baltimore!

Thanksgiving Storytime & Fun @ J Town
Get ready for Thanksgiving with stories, songs, and fun.
J Town, Park Heights JCC, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Wednesday, November 15, 2 p.m.

Tot Shabbat @ J Town
Celebrate Shabbat at J Town every Friday with stories, songs, grape juice, and challah. Best for ages 5 and under. Open to all.
J Town, Park Heights JCC, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Friday, November 17, 11 a.m.

Kol Echad: An Experiential Shabbat
Welcoming and inclusive Shabbat service for school-aged children with special needs and their families.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave
Saturday, November 18, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Torah for Tots
A high-energy, interactive Shabbat service for families with children ages 5 and under with songs, dancing, snacks, stories, and fun.
Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Rd
Saturdays, November 18 & December 2, 10:30 a.m.

Cookie Minyan & Mini Minion
Two age-appropriate Shabbat morning experiences for children ages 0-3 and 4-5 years with stories, songs, Shabbat-friendly activities, and a kid-friendly Kiddush.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Congregation, 3300 Old Court Rd
Saturdays, November 18 & 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Chai Good Neighbor Day
Help older neighbors prepare for winter by winterizing windows and assisting with yard care. Volunteers of all ages welcome.
Weinberg Manor South, 3617 Fords Lane
Sunday, November 19, 9 a.m. – Noon

Rosh Hodesh Kislev
Celebrate the new Jewish month of Kislev at J Town and get excited for Hanukkah with songs, storytelling, and games.
J Town, Park Heights JCC, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Monday, November 20, 2 p.m.

Thanksgiving Storytime & Fun @ J Town
Get ready for Thanksgiving with stories, songs, and fun.
J Town, Park Heights JCC, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Tuesday, November 21, 4:30 p.m.

Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day
A multisensory exploration of Iraqi Jewish culture. Create your own evil eye bracelet, dance to Israeli music, and sample traditional Iraqi foods.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St
Sunday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Karma Dogs
Kids ages 5 – 12 years can practice reading out loud to the Karma Dogs from H.E.A.R.T.S. (Help Encourage All Readers to Succeed) on the first Tuesday of every month. Adult supervision required.
Macks Center for Jewish Education, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Tuesday, December 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Hands On Holidays – Hanukkah
Get ready for Hanukkah with stories, songs, and a take-home craft. Free and open to the community.
Roland Park Library, 5108 Roland Ave
Tuesday, December 5, 10:30 a.m.

Challah Tots: PJ Library Tot Shabbat
PJ Library storytime, Shabbat songs, and challah baking the first Friday of every month. Free and open to the community.
Owings Mills JCC,3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Friday, December 8, 9:45 a.m.

Kol Echad: An Experiential Shabbat
Welcoming and inclusive Shabbat service for school-aged children with special needs and their families.
Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave
Saturday, December 9, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Just for Grown-ups

New Moms Group
Meet other new parents and downtown families with babies ages 0 – 6 months, schmooze about parenting and other topics and have a snack.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St
Fridays, November 17 & 24, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

One of Us – Screening and Q & A
Watch the popular and controversial new documentary about individuals who choose to leave the Hasidic community. Followed by a Q&A with Director Rachel Grady. Part of the Maryland Film Festival.
SNF Parkway Theatre, 5 West North Ave
Wednesday, November 22, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Krieger Schechter Day School Open House
Learn about the lower and middle schools, take a tour, and hear from teachers.
Krieger Schechter Day School, 8100 Stevenson Rd
Wednesday, November 29, 7 – 9 p.m.

How to Save a Life: Infant/Child CPR Training for Parents
Learn what to do in an emergency and about the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh. Advance registration required.
Macks Center for Jewish Education, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Thursday, November 30, 7 – 9 p.m.

Concert: Judith Berkson with Frank London & Michael Winograd
Judith Berkson takes an avant-garde approach to Jewish liturgical music accompanied by klezmer innovators Frank London and Michael Winograd.
B’nai Israel, 27 Lloyd St
Saturday, December 2, 8 p.m.

Beth Tfiloh Lower School Open House
Tour the lower school, learn about the curriculum and observe classes in progress.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, 3300 Old Court Rd
Wednesday, December 6, 8:45 a.m.

SHEMESH Winter Workshop: Growing Confident Children
Learn about building confident kids with author and child psychologist Dr. Dawn Heubner.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Congregation, 3300 Old Court Rd
Wednesday, December 6, 7 – 9 p.m.

David Broza & Peter Yarrow in Concert
Israeli rock legend David Broza and American folk legend Peter Yarrow in concert together.
Gordon Center for Performing Art, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Saturday, December 9, 8 p.m.

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