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The Gallant Motivational & Inspirational Weekend Series with Rabbi Sid Schwarz

B’nai Amoona Congregation presents

The Gallant Motivational & Inspirational Weekend Series

Rabbi Sid Schwarz

March 22-24, 2019

Congregation B’nai Amoona
324 S. Mason Rd, 63141


Rabbi Sid Schwarz is the author of three groundbreaking books: Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews Can Transform the American Synagogue (Jewish Lights, 2000), Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World (Jewish Lights, 2006), and Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future (Jewish Lights, 2013). These books are available for purchase in the B’nai Amoona Rabbinic Suite.


Friday, March 22

6 pm Evening services followed by a festive complimentary dinner; reservations required here.
8 pm Discussion following dinner: Re-Imagining the American Synagogue

Shabbat, March 23

10:15 am Alternative Shabbat experience with Rabbi Schwarz: Davening Out of the Box
11:45 am Main service mini-drash with Rabbi Schwarz: What is Prayer?
1 pm Post-Kiddush schmooze with Rabbi Schwarz: What is Prayer: Talk Back and Text Study
6 pm Minchah and discussion with Rabbi Schwarz: Finding the Chosen People in Haiti

Sunday, March 24

10:15 am Study Session with Rabbi Schwarz: The New Face(s) of American Jewish Life

Rabbi Schwarz’s visit to B’nai Amoona was made possible through the generous support of Paul and Diane Gallant.

For additional information, call 314-576-9990 or email

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