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The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Returns

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is one of the largest and most respected festivals of its kind in the country. Now in its 41st year, the Festival returns Nov. 3 with famed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi kicking off the fortnight of nationally known speakers who are either Jewish or writing on Jewish themes. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, talks with Amy Bornstein, Festival Director, about this year’s Festival and the year-round work that went into putting it together.

Poverty Simulator: It’s Not a Game

To put a spotlight on the issues those in poverty encounter every day, Congregation Temple Israel will host a community action poverty simulation experience in conjunction with National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, talks with Nancy Litz, one of the co-chairs of the simulation event, and Felice Joyce, vice president for advocacy for the local section of NCJW, about the simulation and poverty in the St. Louis Jewish community.

Shaked Blog – October 2, 2019

What a week I had! Full of activities and events, as I love! I had Sunday school at Shaare Emeth, and taught at 4 classes- 2 of 4th graders and 1 of 5th graders in which we learned a bit more about Israel’s geography and we played Jeopardy including the categories of: Shinshin, Jerusalem, History…

Guy Blog – October 2, 2019

I’m so glad I had such an amazing week! So what did I do?? On Sunday I had Sunday school at Bnai Amoona. We had such a good time together! I did an activity about the Israeli slang and it went well. The kids learned some new words in Hebrew. On Tuesday I spent all my day…

Guy Blog – September 23, 2019

Hello everyone. My name is Guy, I am from Israel, and I am the new Shinshin at United Hebrew and Bnai Amoona. The decision to become a Shinshin through the Jewish Agency came to me one year ago. The process to get accepted into the program was so long: it took over six months of…

Shaked Blog – September 23, 2019

How do you measure a year? In seconds? Months? Maybe moments and memories? And how do you measure 3 years? I measured my last 3 years by anticipation. The anticipation to make a dream come true. To be a shinshinit outside of Israel. To live and act in a Jewish community abroad. To feel it, learn from…

Center for Jewish Learning Announces New 2019-2020 Courses

The Center for Jewish Learning (CJL) invites everyone to discover the richness of Jewish learning through our 2019-2020 Adult Education courses. 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…

The Washington Institute’s David Makovsky will present update on Israel elections, peace plan

The Jewish Community Relations Council, in collaboration with the Center for Jewish Learning and Congregation B’nai Amoona, will present Israel Updates: Elections, Peace Plan, and What’s Next? An Evening with David Makovsky of The Washington Institute, Director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations. The talk will take place at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason…

Carol Staenberg on Classic 107.3

In this special episode of Hear for Good, we bring you an interview that Kathy Lawton Brown of Classic 107.3, the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis, aired recently with Carol Staenberg, Chair of the Campaign Cabinet for the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. Carol and Kathy talk about the incredible that the Staenberg Family Foundation do in the arts community and particularly with the Holocaust Museum.

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…