At the J, we engage thousands of people every day following the fundamental value of kol arevim zeh lazeh: all Jews are responsible for each other. We are here for everyone in our JCC community, no matter one’s religion or level of practice.
Whether you visit the Rosenbloom JCC in Owings Mills, the Weinberg JCC in Park Heights, the Downtown Baltimore JCC (DBJCC) in Federal Hill, Camp Milldale, Weinberg Villages, Weinberg Manor or our many satellite locations, the J is thriving — thanks to our diverse Jewish community and support from The Associated.
Over the past year, we have established new programs, initiatives and improvements to our physical plant, all designed to enrich and engage our community.
> LifeBridge Health At the J: We are excited to bring new wellness programming and services to the J. In partnership with LifeBridge Health System, the Rosenbloom JCC will now feature a dynamic wellness program, including physical therapy provided by Physiotherapy Associates, health screenings, lectures by noted LifeBridge health experts as well as a full-time wellness professional. Scheduled to launch in March, this dynamic collaboration will impact thousands in our community.
> J TOWN: A new innovative Jewish play space at the Weinberg JCC has been created to provide interactive educational experiences for families with young children in the Park Heights community and beyond. The centerpiece of J TOWN is a “real” PJ Library, courtesy of our J TOWN partner, the Macks Center for Jewish Education.
> Facilities: Over $500,000 has been spent to keep our facilities relevant. You will find renovated locker rooms, additional personal training and group exercise studios, new state-of-the art fitness equipment and many other upgrades. Stop by for a tour, I guarantee you’ll be blown away.
> Outreach: Reaching Jewish Baltimoreans “where they are” both geographically and philosophically is important to us. We now offer programming for Jewish families living in Federal Hill and other Inner Harbor neighborhoods through our Downtown Baltimore JCC. Our Charm City Tribe engages young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s. Our monthly Got Shabbat program with area synagogues continues to engage families with young children.
> J Camps: More than 1,500 children experience summer at the J. J Camps include Habimah, a new performing arts camp and Koolanu, a camp designed for Orthodox boys. Our Maccabi Sports camp has moved to our Owings Mills campus, and Camp Milldale is expanding its programming.
> Financial Assistance: The JCC is literarily “a life saver” for some of our members. By providing close to $600,000 in financial assistance we enable individuals, children and teens to benefit from our facilities and services including: membership, camps, early childhood education and the JCC Maccabi experience.
Many of these initiatives, including our facility upgrades, outreach programs and financial assistance, would not be possible without the support of The Associated. We see our JCC’s role as a catalyst for Jewish involvement and seek to further our partnerships with local organizations including synagogues, day schools and agencies of The Associated. Our mission is to provide a welcoming home away from home where members and guests develop lifelong friendships through shared stories and common experiences.