Calendar: April 30–May 11


April 30
The Jewish Influence on Major League Baseball
Learn about the Jewish baseball players who have helped shape America’s favorite pastime with Barry Steelman. Attendees will hear how Jews have impacted the sport in many ways, from stadium construction to rules and racial integration. This free online discussion will be hosted by Chevrei Tzedek Congregation at 5 p.m. Register online for more information about Steelman and how to attend the event.

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April 30
The Baltimore Community Celebrates Israel @ 75
Celebrate Israel’s 75th birthday with area synagogues and other Jewish organizations in Baltimore. Wear blue and white, bring Israeli flags and come prepared for a hummus-making contest and other community fun. Kids can look forward to carnival games, Israeli games, a flash mob, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting and more. Admission is free, but food will be available for purchase. This event will go from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and take place at Chizuk Amuno Congregation at 8100 Stevenson Road in Pikesville.

May 2
75 Years of Technology and Innovations
Celebrate Israel’s 75th birthday in a unique way, by learning about its contributions to tech. This tech showcase at the Baltimore Museum of Industry will include technology demonstrations by Israeli companies, speeches by elected officials and community leaders and video presentations highlighting Maryland’s partnership with Israel. The evening will include a cocktail hour with Israeli wines and hors d’oeuvres. The museum is located at 1415 Key Highway in Baltimore. The event will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. To attend, register in advance online.
Price: $18

May 5
YJP Mexican Shabbat Dinner
Join Chabad of Downtown for a unique and flavorful Mexican Shabbat dinner. This event is for young Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s. The dinner will start at 7:30 p.m. at 407 South High St. in Baltimore. Purchase tickets online.
Price: YJP $18, student $12, first-time promo code “welcome”

May 7
Mini & Junior Maccabi Games
See nearly 100 Jewish athletes compete at the Mid-Atlantic Mini & Junior Maccabi Games. The games will start at 8 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills. Sports include baseball, soccer, basketball, swimming and tennis. Volunteers are needed.

May 9
Embers, a Lag BaOmer Concert
See Bracha Jaffe and her all-female Zahav band live in a women-only concert at Murphy Fine Arts Theatre. The concert will start at 7 p.m and take place at 2201 Argonne Drive in Baltimore. The concert is hosted by Shiras Hayam, an all-girls choir. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Shiras Hayam scholarship fund and a peer support mental health program called Chazkeinu.
Price: $25-$150

May 9
AgeWell Baltimore: Generations, Conversations and Community
Generations, Conversations and Community will be a new forum that will include speakers, panelists and experts who can help adult children approach complex issues with their parents in a safe and mutually respectful way. The inaugural community event will feature Rabbi Richard F. Address, the founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging. The inaugural panel will feature local experts from CHAI, CHANA and Jewish Community Services joining Address to answer questions. This event will take place at The Gordon Center at 1506 Gwynnbrook Ave. at 7 p.m. A virtual option is also available. Register online to save your space at this free event. Submit questions in advance to

May 11
Fighting Jew-Hate With Jewish Pride
Hear internationally renowned Jewish author, Ben M. Freeman, discuss the importance of Jewish pride to counter Jew-hate online and in the wider world. This free event is open to all but will be directed primarily toward parents and teens. A pizza dinner will be included. This free event will take place at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School at 3300 Old Court Road in Pikesville from 6 to 9 p.m. Register online to attend.

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