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Rabbi Karyn Kedar of Chicago’s Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim will present:

8:00 to 9:15 am, Tues., April 17, “Next Gen and 21st Century Synagogue Life,” a breakfast gathering for board leaders, volunteers and staff/clergy of area congregations at Congregation Shaare Emeth

11:45 am to 1:15 pm, Tues., April 17, “The 7 Paradoxes of an Inspirational Leader,” a Women’s Lunch and Learn in the Weinberg Lounge of the Crown Center for Senior Living

The Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership will host Rabbi Karyn Kedar, author and spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Chicago, at two local programs about critical issues in Jewish organizational life — on Tuesday, April 17.

“Next Gen and 21st Century Synagogue Life” will take place from 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Rd. Board leaders, volunteers and staff/clergy from congregations throughout St. Louis are encouraged to attend. A light breakfast will be served and the program is free. Then from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Rabbi Kedar will discuss “The 7 Paradoxes of an Inspirational Leader” at the Crown Center for Senior Leaving, 8350 Delcrest Drive. The program is open to all women and is planned in partnership with Nishmah, Hadassah, NCJW and Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Cost is $18 and includes lunch.

Rabbi Kedar lectures around the country on spiritual and personal growth. She is the author of “God Whispers: Stories of the Soul, Lessons of the Heart” and “Bridge to Forgiveness: Stories and Prayers for Finding God and Restoring Wholeness.” In addition, Rabbi Kedar has contributed to several anthologies, including the liturgical work which appears in the new prayer book for the Reform Movement, “Mishkan Tefilah and The Torah: A Women’s Commentary.”

For questions or to RSVP for the breakfast gathering, contact Karen Sher, 314.442.3824 or ksher@jfedstl.org. Reservations for the lunch program can be made online through the Millstone Institute.

The Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership is a community-wide approach to engaging and inspiring volunteer leadership and professionals in the St. Louis Jewish community. Programs are made possible by generous support from the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation for the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and the Millstone Foundation.