Luach: Calendar of Upcoming Events

Please join us to see Ignite Baltimore 21 with friends from the Baltimore Coalition of Reason!  Ignite Baltimore is an evening of 16 lightning talks, each only 5 minutes long.


What: Ignite Baltimore 21

When: Wednesday, October 16, reception at 6:00 pm, talks start at 7:00 pm

Where: Le Mondo, 406 N. Howard Street


Tickets are $15, on sale at


Read the program of speakers here:


Ignite Baltimore 21 is part of Charm City Fringe Festival!  Use discount code IGNITE2019 to get 25% off any other show at .


Friday, November 1, 7:30 PM – Is Secular Humanistic Judaism a Religion? Is secular Judaism a Religion? with Rabbi Jeremy Kridel

Events in the Community:

The Gilchrist Jewish Hospice Program Presents End-of-Life Ethical Dilemmas: An Evening with Jessica Zitter, MD

Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

3300 Old Court Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

Register at


For more details about these and other BJCC events, 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 .


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. 


























Event Highlights


Photos from our BJCC and JUFJ co-sponsored Tisha B'Av Rally to close ICE detention camps







 BJCC Chanukah Party 2017






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

 An article at this link on the Society for Humanistic Judaism's 50th Anniversary Celebration

An article at this link was published in the Baltimore Jewish Times about the BJCC sponsored Talk on “No God and Still Jewish—How Does That Work?”, by the Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, Paul Golin on May 19, 2019

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


A feature articleabout the Chavurah "True To Their Words" appeared  in the August 22, 2013 edition of the Baltimore JewsihTimes. 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 editorof 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.























































 Friday May 3, 7:30PM – Secular Humanistic Jewish sing-along with Spice Kleinman


Sunday May 19, 2:30PM – “No God and Still Jewish—How Does That Work?”, a talk by Paul Golin