The Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah is a home for those who identify as Jews primarily through culture, history and family. We provide a welcoming and enriching Jewish environment with no demands for religious beliefs.

We believe that Judaism is the creation of the Jewish people and that all generations are responsible for carrying it forward and adding to it. We believe that only natural forces and human beings are responsible for what happens in this world. We believe that people have the ability and the responsibility to solve human problems through striving for equality, social justice and peace. We believe in the equality and dignity of every human being and in the power of community.

Our mission is to provide a community for people who wish to express their Jewish identity in a Secular Humanistic manner, emphasizing Jewish culture and history. We invite you to explore the Secular Humanistic way of being Jewish with us.

BJCC is an affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism and a member of the Baltimore Coalition of Reason

If this is your first visit, a good place to start is with the About Us section to your left or our Calendar of Events immediately below. 

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LUACH: CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, December 21, 6 PM - Chanukah party, come at 5 PM if you want to help cook the latkes. Please bring a non-meat side-dish or dessert or drink to share with others. 

Tuesday, December 23, 7:00 – Human Light Celebration, Baltimore Coalition of Reason. Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore.

Thursday, December 25, 5 PM - Movie Sleeping with the Fishes and Potluck Chinese dinner

Sunday January 18 - MLK Program, TBD time and place -  Larry Rubin (SNCC organizer in the '60s) 

Sunday, January 25, TBD time - presentation about JQ Baltimore 

Sunday, February 15 - Field trip to Jewish Museum of Maryland to see the Mendes Cohen exhibit.  Meet at 10:45, introduction to exhibit by Robyn Hughes at 11. Then go to Lenny's for lunch, return to JMM optional.

For more details about these and other BJCC programs, please contact us at 410-493-2473 or email to baltimoresecularjews@gmail.com. We will get back to you promptly.

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Recent Articles, OpEds and Letters to the Editor in the Baltimore press on the BJCC and Secular Humanistic Judaism:

An article about the moderated discussion organized by the BJCC on different views on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in Israel was published by the Baltimroe Jewish Times on March 6, 2014.

An article about a talk on Islam sponsored by the BJCC appeared in the Baltimore Jewsih Times on October 27, 2013

A feature article about the Chavurah "True To Their Words" appeared  in the August 22, 2013 edition of the Baltimore Jewsih Times. It includes interviews with Elise Saltzberg and Bob Jacobson.

A letter to the editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times by Fred Pincus on celebrating Yom Kippur published on October 18, 2012

Baltimore Jewish Times Editor's Note: Secular Jew published on June 3, 2011

A letter to the editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times by Elise Saltzberg on Secular Judaism published on April 8, 2011

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2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

Watch the videos from our program "Jewish Activism in the Civil Rights Movement with Larry Ageloff and Fred Pincus.

 

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2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

Watch the videos from our program "Jewish Activists Remember the Civil Rights Struggle" with Del (Greenbaltt) Sweeney, Helene (Wilson) Ageloff and Carol Frank.