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. 



The Event below has been cancelled due to potential inclement weather. We plan to reschedule it. Thank you.
Friday, Mar. 10, 7:30 pm – A Talk by
Harry Ezratty on Jews from 1900 – 1918

Sunday, Mar. 19, 10:30 am – Hudson Kennedy’s Bar Mitzvah Program



For more details about these and other BJCC programs, please contact us at 410-493-2473 or email to We will get back to you promptly. Please also Like us on Facebook: and join our Meetup Group: .


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


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.