JCC Community Block Party Plans Family Focus, Interactive Engagement

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The Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center (JCC) will hold its annual Community Block Party on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, LifeBridge Health, Stevenson University and The Fedder Group, aims to celebrate the Jewish community by hosting party-goers and showcasing the services Jewish organizations and nonprofits provide for the area.

At the helm of the block party this year is Melissa Seltzer, the JCC’s senior director of J Kids Baltimore. The event is “where the entire community comes together to celebrate the community itself,” Seltzer said. “It’s really just a big party, a celebration of everything we are.”


This year, the block party is focused on families and interactive engagement, Seltzer said. With entertainment experiences such as a rock wall, inflatable corn maze and virtual reality roller-coaster, the celebration is designed to get people interacting.

Other activities include: jumbo games, a children’s character meet-and-greet, a boardwalk of carnival games, music, henna tattoos, face painting, food from kosher vendors, a fashion and arts-and-crafts marketplace and more.

Parking will be available at Stevenson University campus on Owings Mills Boulevard with shuttles taking attendees to and from the JCC from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. The JCC lot will be closed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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