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.
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.
LUACH: CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, December 11 at 6:30PM - Chanukah Observance
Sunday, December 13 at 10:30AM - Guided tour of the Paul Simon Exhibit at the Jewish Museum by Robyn Hughes
Wednesday, December 23 at 7:00PM - HumanLight celebration sponsored by the Coalition of Reason at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (12 W. Franklin Street, Balitmore, MD 21201)
Friday, December 25 at 7:30PM - Chinese and deli pot-luck to watch the movie Hester Street
Sunday, January 10 at 10:30AM - a talk by Rabbi Nehama Benmosche from Machar, our sister organization in Washington, DC
Sunday, February 14 at 1:30PM - "Jews and Comic Books" a talk by Arnold Blumberg at the BCPL Pilkesville
For more details about these and other BJCC programs, please contact us at 410-493-2473 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you promptly.
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 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
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.
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.