Words & Ideas

Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature

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Overview

Hosted by organizations across the Baltimore area, this showcase of our community’s love of reading, writing, and the written word, features a variety of literary events curated to reflect important issues facing the Jewish community. From anti-Semitism to anti-racism, events include moving conversations with authors evoking inner reflection to inspire work towards justice and peace.

Please watch this space for details on upcoming events.

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2021-2022 Festival Events:

Mark Oppenheimer in Conversation with Saima Sitwat
Author of Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood
Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University, and Har Sinai Oheb Shalom.

Ron Wolfson and Bruce Powell
Authors of Raising A+ Human Beings: Creating a Jewish School Culture of Academic Excellence and AP Kindness
Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, Krieger Schechter Day School, Beth Tfiloh Congregation & School, and The Macks Center for Jewish Education.

Celeste Headlee
Author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism – and How to Do It
Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, Baltimore Hebrew Institute and The Jewish Museum of MD.​​​​​​​

Author, Artist, and Avian Encounter with Noa Baum
Author of How the Birds Became Friends
​​​​​​​Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, The Macks Center for Jewish Education, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, The Pratt Library, and Har Sianai Oheb Shalom.


Festival events sponsored by the Ivy Bookshop and JMore

Arts & Culture

Art & Artists: The Art of Israel

Calendar April 15 Time 02:00 – 03:00
Location Virtual Event
Arts & Culture

Exploring Music: The Greatest Satirical Songs

Calendar April 18 Time 04:00 – 05:15
Location Virtual Event
Music

Gershwin – By George!

Calendar April 18 Time 07:30
Location Gordon Center for Performing Arts