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Poet, author Joy Ladin explores Torah through the lens of transgender experience

The Center for Jewish Learning presents Community Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Joy Ladin for a trio of events to discuss her poetry, her most recent book “The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective,” and to facilitate a learning session entitled “Reading Torah Through the Lens of Transgender Experience.” In 2007, Joy…

Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture Will Focus on Identifying Depression

Dr. David Pelcovitz will deliver the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics with a talk on “Identifying Depression: Jewish and Psychological Perspectives” on Sunday, April 7. The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis and the Center for Jewish Learning are sponsoring the talk. Pelcovitz is the…

Spring starts with a wide range of Sh’ma: Listen! speakers

Spring will be filled with opportunities to expand your mind as the Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series ramps up with a host of Center for Jewish Learning events from March 18 through April 11. You can enjoy a motivational and inspirational weekend with Rabbi Sid Schwarz, learn about anti-BDS legislation in Jefferson City and Washington, learn…

Center for Jewish Learning Announces New Classes in History, Arts & Culture, Yiddish

The Center for Jewish Learning (CJL) invites everyone to discover the richness of Jewish learning with our fall Adult Education Classes. CJL, a division of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, offers a wide selection of courses for adults with varied interests and backgrounds. All classes are taught by experienced teachers who welcome and value…

Shanghai Ghetto to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the 2018 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Shanghai Ghetto, screening at 1 pm on July 29 in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater at 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Martin…