Public Programs

ICJS has been engaging local, regional, and national communities with educational and dialogue programs for over 30 years. We offer adult learners, teachers, community leaders, and religious leaders opportunities to explore interfaith relations that disarm religious tensions, encourage civil discourse, and deepen spiritual pursuits.

Mini Courses

Mini Courses provide adult learners with an opportunity to delve deeply into a subject over a series of class meetings. Courses are led by both ICJS and outside instructors and creatively mix multiple formats, such as lecture, group discussion, and paired study. They also incorporate diverse sources, including texts, art, music, and video.

January 30, 2020

Part 3: Crossroads in Jewish-Muslim Dialogue – May 4, 11, 18

In this course, we will study how contemporary conversations between Jews and Muslims are informed by their interpretations of past historical moments and relations between these communities. From Medieval encounters […]
January 18, 2020

Interreligious Dialogue and Exclusive Claims to Truth – Feb 2020

November 19, 2019

Crossroads in Jewish-Christian Dialogue – November 2019

CROSSROADS IN JEWISH-CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE: A THREE-PART MINI-COURSE SERIES The ICJS mini-courses for our 2019-2020 program year include a three-part series focused on the particularities and histories of each of the […]


ICJS offers occasional lectures and lecture series that are open to the public. These lectures bridge the divide between the academy and the public, building religious literacy in Baltimore with some of the leading voices in studying Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as interreligious studies.
January 18, 2020

Paul Mendes-Flohr on Martin Buber – June 4

January 18, 2020

Oct 14: The Baltimore Legacy of Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum with Georgette Bennett

November 19, 2019

The 2019 Manekin-Clark Lecture

On December 9, Robert P. Jones delivered our annual Manekin-Clark Lecture based on his book. The End of White Christian America. The video of his lecture is now available.

Imagining Justice in Baltimore

In the fall of 2020, the third iteration of the IJB conversations will examine various religious perspectives on water access, water pollution, and justice. How do we think together interreligiously about the civic and ecological needs for water in Baltimore? We will be convening a series of community dialogues that bring Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions and texts to bear on these important question. These conversations will be October 8, 22 and November 5, 19 in 2020. More information will be coming soon about these exciting programs.