The CRAFTS Room (Creative Reuse Area for Families, Teachers and Students) - formerly known as The Remida Project - is a space that offers teachers and parents a central source for materials that foster learning and creativity among children, while limiting waste and re-using items in a productive way.

The CRAFTS Room, located inside the Center for Jewish Education, partners with area businesses, industries, schools and individuals to gather materials that would otherwise be thrown away. These include overruns, remnants, rejects, and obsolete supplies of textiles, plastic, piping, wood, ceramics, wire, paper, unused tubing, hardware, clean mechanical and electronic parts, etc.

The CRAFTS Room is founded on the premise that working with repurposed materials opens up limitless potential that stimulates questioning, critical thinking and imagination. Teachers and parents are invited to come in and browse The CRAFTS Room, gather materials, and discover the endless creative possibilities. They are welcome to take materials to their classrooms for children to explore in similar ways.

The CRAFTS Room also offers teacher workshops. Participants learn new ways to enhance children’s learning using developmentally appropriate practice, while promoting and sustaining a healthier environment for everyone.

The CRAFTS Room relies on volunteer support and donations from the community. We hope that in addition to utilizing The CRAFTS Room to help create a “greener” environment and spark imagination and creativity, visitors will also volunteer time in The CRAFTS Room, and help find donors.

For more information on how to participate in The CRAFTS Room or to make a donation, please contact Rebecca Tyler at 410.735.5000 or

The CRAFTS Room Hours:

11:00 AM-4:00PM Monday-Thursday,

11:00 AM-2:00PM Friday

With extended hours on the 1st Tuesday of the month until 7:00PM

For a price listing of what we provide in the CRAFTS Room, click here.

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.