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Where to Celebrate Passover 2016 with Kids in Baltimore


We probably don’t need to tell you, but Passover is rapidly approaching. Between the cooking, the cleaning, and the bulk matzah and macaroon purchases, you might find yourself in need of a little fun. We’ve rounded up a list of family-friendly events in the Baltimore area. Some are Passover-themed to help you get in a holiday mood—and some are not—but all of them are guaranteed to get you out of your house for some family fun.

Passover Events & Activities

Hands on Holiday: Passover
Learn about Passover through crafts, music, and story time. Free and open to all, drop-in.
Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.
Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 a.m.
Light Street Branch, 1251 Light St
Wednesday, April 20, 11:15 a.m.

Passover Music Class & J Town
Sing and dance to Passover songs in Hebrew and English led by guitarist and educator Cory Hermann. Free with admission to J Town.
J Town, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave.
Tuesdays, April 12 & 26, 11:45 a.m.

PJ on the Town @ Camden Yards
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Camden Yards and make your own lounging pillow to use at your Passover seder. RSVP requested.
Meet in the lobby of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore
Sunday, April 17, 2 – 4 p.m.

Passover Pop Ups
Cruise on by with your shopping cart and learn about Passover, taste some matzah, and try a new haroset recipe. Multiple locations, dates, and times.
Giant Foods, 3757 Old Court Rd, Pikesville
Wednesday, April 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Super Giant Foods, 6340-50 York Rd.
Thursday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Safeway Foods, 10335 Reisterstown Rd.
Tuesday, April 19, Noon – 4 p.m.

2nd Night Seder @ B’nai Israel
A second night seder in partnership with the National Jewish Outreach Project with a traditional Passover menu. RSVP required
B’nai Israel, 27 Lloyd St.
Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m.

Family Farm Festival
Passover family fun on the farm including a wild edibles walk, a visit with baby goats, Passover craft project, PJ Library story time, and a kosher-for-Passover farm to table lunch. RSVP required
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd.
Tuesday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Circus Camp & Reptile and Bird Show
Learn how to juggle, walk a tightrope, and clown around, followed by kosher-for-Passover lunch and a hands-on experience with live, non-releasable birds of prey and reptiles. Come for part of the program, or stay for the whole day. RSVP required.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd.
Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Matzah Madness
Explore the science behind matzah balls, participate in a matzah box engineering challenge, listen to a Passover story, and enjoy other STEM-related, age-appropriate activities. Best for early childhood through elementary school. Sign up for the activities after paying museum admission; first come, first served.
Port Discovery Science Museum, 35 Market Place
Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m.

More Jewish Family Fun

Playdate Together
An inter-generational playdate where families sing songs and read stories with nursing home residents. Best for families with children ages 3 mos. – 4 years. Limited space available, RSVP required. A Good Deeds Day program, for more volunteer opportunities, click here.
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Hospital, 2434 West Belvedere Ave.
Sunday, April 10, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Weekends @ Downtown Baltimore JCC
Add a trip to the Downtown Baltimore JCC to your weekend plans. Let the kids run around at Sunday open play, end the week with Shabbat Happy Hour, or say farewell to Shabbat with havdalah. RSVP requested.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St.
Open Play: Sundays, April 10 & May 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shabbat Happy Hour, Friday, April 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Havdalah, Saturday, May 7, 6 – 8 p.m.

Got Shabbat with Beth Am &  Pearlstone Center
A family-friendly Shabbat celebration with Tot Shabbat, kosher catered Shabbat dinner, and activities for the kids. RSVP required.
Beth Am, 2501 Eutaw Place
Friday, April 15, 5:45 – 7 p.m.

Jewish Museum of Maryland – All American Synagogue
Become a history detective with hands-on activities that explore the skills and techniques used to build the Lloyd Street Synagogue. Fun for the whole family. Free with museum admission.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St.
Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Seussical the Musical
A magical, musical extravaganza that brings your favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life. Fun for the whole family.
The Gordon Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m.

Just for Grown-Ups  

Silent Witness
Stephanie Satie will perform her one-woman play, “Silent Witness,” based upon interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust. Followed by a discussion with the playwright and with the C.E.O. of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave.
Sunday, April 10, 3:30pm

Erev Shabbat Service to Honor Cantor/Rabbi Rhoda Silverman
A special Friday night service honoring Cantor/Rabbi Rhoda Silverman, featuring music by Mattan Klein, members of the high holiday choir, and several guest speakers.
Temple Emanuel of Baltimore, 3706 Crondall Lane
Friday, April 15, 7 – 10 p.m.

Dinner & Comedy Show
Enjoy a kosher-for-Passover dinner and comedy show with comedians Eli Lebowicz and Michael Rosman.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt Gilead Rd.
Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Yom HaShoah Remembrance: Perspective of a Hidden Child, by Felicia Graber
Felicia Graber will share her experiences as a hidden child during the Holocaust and how she learned she was Jewish at age 7.
Congregation Tiferes Yisroel, 6201 Park Heights Ave.
Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

A Wing and A Prayer
A film screening of the forgotten story of the American aviators who helped Israel fight in 1948. Post-screening discussion with director, Boaz Dvir, and refreshments.
Offit Auditorium, Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave.
Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. 

Roots, Reading and Refreshments: A Conversation with Author, Jennifer Brown
A discussion and book signing with author Jennifer Brown about her debut novel set in New York City’s Lower East Side in 1935 with free copies of the book for all attendees. Reception with wine and kosher snacks to follow, RSVP requested.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St.
Sunday, May 15, 4 – 5:30 p.m.


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