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The Center for Jewish Learning, Central Reform Congregation, and Shaare Emeth will present a Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience March 12-15 featuring Master Scholar and Teacher Noam Zion.

Zion is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His publications have focused on empowering families to create their own pluralistic Judaism celebrations of the holidays in the home. His most popular publications include “A Different Night: The Family Participatory Haggadah.”

He can be heard during four events:

Thursday, March 12, at 7 pm

Kaplan Feldman Complex, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., 63146
Tale of Two Cities: Washington’s Washington, D.C., and King David’s City of David
Now that Washington recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel let us examine what unites these sister cities. President George Washington and King David each founded a magnificent symbolic city to hold together a disparate new commonwealth. What ideals do these cities share and how much do these capitals unite or divide us? Register here.

Friday, March 13

Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, 63141
6 pm Shabbat Service
The Revolution of Shabbat: From a Day of Prohibitions to a Day of Sacred Pleasures

Saturday, March 14

Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, 63141
9 am Continental Breakfast
9:30-11 am The Women Who Saved Baby Moses: The Power of Sisterhood against Tyranny.
RSVP requested by March 11 to

Sunday, March 15

Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Blvd., 63108
101 Ideas for Making a Participatory Seder
For additional information, go to or call 314-361-1564.

Thursday evening programming is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Learning.

Shabbat programming with Noam Zion is made possible through the Fred and Elsie Deutsch Endowment Fund. The Congregation would like to thank Roberta and Jim Deutsch, Judy and Larry Deutsch, and their families for their continuous generous support of the Scholar-in-Residence program.

Sunday programming is sponsored by Central Reform Congregation.