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What to Do This Summer in Baltimore

June 2015

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are finally here! School, carpool, and homework have all ended and the cries of “Moooooom–I’m bored!” won’t be far behind. Not to fear–Kveller has you covered. We’ve put together a list of fun events to help fill those long summer days and will be serving up another batch in mid-July. So sit down, start reading, and begin filling in those calendars.

June
Tot Shabbat @ JTown
Come to JTown every Friday morning for Shabbat stories and songs followed by challah and grape juice.
JTown @ The Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave.
Fridays, June 19 & 26, 11 a.m.-Noon

Shabbat Happy Hour
Celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library and other downtown families with young children in a fun-filled Tot Shabbat including music, dancing, and puppets. Drinks, light appetizers, and challah are included. RSVP requested.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St.
Friday, June 19, 5 p.m.

Family Minyan, Breakfast & Moon Bounce
A family-friendly weekday prayer service, followed by breakfast, open play, music, and a bouncy castle. What better way to start the day?
B’nai Israel: The Downtown Synagogue, 27 Lloyd St.
Sunday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.

Association of Jewish Libraries Family Program w/ PJ Library
Free family activities for children ages 3 – 10 including storytelling, crafts, a puppet show, music, and readings by PJ Library authors.
Sheraton Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Sunday, June 21, 1-5 p.m.

Schnapps with Pops: The Forgotten Jewish Heritage of American Whiskey
Give the dads in your life a special Father’s Day treat and send them to this whiskey tasting and lecture by Reid Mitenbuler, author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St.
Sunday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.

Watermelon Wednesdays
Join Congregation Beth El for Hebrew reading games and activities, free watermelon, and crafts in a different park each week.
Meadowood Regional Park, 10650 Falls Road, Lutherville-Timonium
Wednesday, June 24, 4-6 p.m.

PJ Our Way Parent-Child Book Group
Reading the same book as your child provides guaranteed conversation starters and helps you lead by example. This four-session book club helps you do all that and more–with a Jewish twist. Pre-registration required.
Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Congregation, 6214 Pimlico Rd.
Sundays: June 28, July 12 & 19, Aug. 2, 10–11 a.m.

July
Story Time @  JTown
Listen to stories, play musical instruments, and sing nursery rhyme-based songs – all with a Jewish twist.
JTown @ The Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave.
Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3 p.m.

Pizza & Play Happy Hour
Grab a beer and a slice of pizza and schmooze with other parents while the kids run around and play. RSVP requested.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St.
Wednesday, July 8, 5-8 p.m.

Pirate-Themed Story Time
Come dressed as a pirate for stories, snacks, and fun. Arrrr!!!!
Macks Center for Jewish Education Library, 5708 Park Heights Ave..
Thursday, July 9, 11 a.m.

Tot Shabbat @ JTown
Come to JTown every Friday morning for Shabbat stories and songs followed by challah and grape juice.
JTown @ The Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave.
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 11 a.m-Noon

Tot Shabbat at the Pool
End your week with Tot Shabbat, swimming, and snacks hosted by PJ Library at the JCC pool.
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Friday, July 10, 4-7 p.m.

Beach Shabbat
Celebrate Shabbat with a lively evening service held on the beach and lead by the clergy from Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Free and open to all.
27101 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach, DE
Friday, July 10, 6-9 p.m.

Shabbat in the Park
Welcome Shabbat at the Maryland Zoo with a family-friendly musical Shabbat service sponsored by Beth Am. BYO dairy dinner after services followed by kids’ activities.
Waterfowl Pavilion, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1876 Mansion House Drive
Friday, July 10, 6-8:30 p.m.

Open Play
Kick back, relax, and watch the kids burn off their energy at this drop-in open play.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St.
Sunday, July 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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