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The Gallant Motivational & Inspirational Weekend Event with Rabbi Michael Uram

Congregation B’nai Amoona presents

The Gallant Motivational & Inspirational Weekend Event

December 14-16, 2018

Rabbi Michael Uram

All events take place at:
Congregation B’nai Amoona
324 S. Mason Rd, 63141


Rabbi Mike Uram is the Executive Director and Campus Rabbi for the Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the book, Next Generation Judaism: How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations.

Friday, December 14
6 pm Services begin
Rabbi Uram will present on “There is no such thing as the Jewish community: How the old language we use to talk about Jewish community hurts the Jews and weakens Jewish organizations.”
Complimentary dinner to follow; RSVP required at

Shabbat, December 15
9 am Shabbat Services begin
Rabbi Uram will present on “Can Judaism survive in the age of millennials? How can synagogues adapt to remain vital in an ever-changing world?”

12:30 pm Post-Kiddush Guided Schmooze
“The Truth about Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitism on Campus: An insider’s view of what’s really happening and what we can do about it.”

3:45 pm Seudah Shlisheet
“Having the Courage to Make Radical Change: Stories of Jewish heroes who saw the future and had the courage to adapt before it was too late.”

Sunday, December 16
10 am “Seeding Change from Within: Why is it so hard for synagogues to change?”
This session will explore the ways that the theory of “Disruptive Innovation” developed at Harvard Business School can help Jewish organizations reach new people without abandoning the core constituents. Breakfast to follow.

Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series is generously funded by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

The Sh’ma: Listen! Speakers Series promotes engagement with a wide spectrum of ideas as a means to deepen our community’s education and commitment to Jewish life. The views expressed by speakers are their own and not necessarily those of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis or the Center for Jewish Learning.

Sh’ma: Listen! Advisory Committee Chair
Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman

Rabbi Tracy Nathan, Senior Educator, Center for Jewish Learning
Cyndee Levy, Director, Center for Jewish Learning

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Gerald P. Greiman, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO