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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…

YPD and Next Dor Bring Back Shabbat Shalom STL

Join YPD and Next Dor in exploring St. Louis area synagogues. This annual series, Shabbat Shalom STL, offers young adults an exciting opportunity to experience meaningful Shabbat services, share a delicious meal, and engage in a stimulating group discussion led by the Rabbis. April 5 – Bais Abraham 6910 Delmar Blvd., 63130 6:45 pm Shmooze, 7…

Midwest Innocence Project presents ‘Exonerated: Justice, justice shall you pursue’

Imagine spending decades in prison for a crime you didn’t commit. The Midwest Innocence Project seeks to set free those who, through wrongful convictions, end up as victims of our criminal justice system. On April 28, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Society and the Jewish Community Relations Council will present a rare opportunity…

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…

Snir Blog – March 1, 2019

I am going to Israel!!! This week was very exciting! It was the first week before our flight to Israel! At Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center and Religious School, we talked about the first Israeli spaceship that was sent to the moon! We colored the picture of the spaceship, saw the video of the blast-off,…

Lir Blog – March 1, 2019

This week was very unique. It started off on Friday when I had my Dvar Israel at United Hebrew. We talked about Israel’s politics and the upcoming elections. I had so much fun talking to everyone at the end of it and getting to know even more people! On Sunday school at UH, all of…

Lir Blog – February 21, 2019

Hey everyone! What a busy week I had! It started off on Thursday when my host family’s family arrived from all around the world. Last weekend was my host brother’s Bar Mitzvah weekend!! We started off with dinner at the synagogue on Friday moved to the main service on Saturday morning, then to a family…

Snir Blog – February 21, 2019

Purim is coming! This week I had lots of activities! At Shaare Emeth Early Childhood Center, we had a Purim Bingo! We learned about Masks and why we wear them, about Queen Esther and what she did to save the Jews, and about Mishloach Manot – the special basket we give on Purim to our…

Lir Blog – 2.7.19

What a nice and chill week we had. It started off with my first time ever Super Bowl game. It was a very unique American experience when I got to know the two teams – the Cheaters (the Patriots) and the Leavers (the Rams), I had a fun time with my friends and I’m glad…