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Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience to feature teacher Noam Zion

The Center for Jewish Learning, Central Reform Congregation, and Shaare Emeth will present a Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience March 12-15 featuring Master Scholar and Teacher Noam Zion. Zion is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His publications have focused on empowering families to create their own pluralistic Judaism celebrations of the holidays…

Shaked Blog – February 12, 2020

Hi everyone, My past weekend was pretty chill. On Friday I met Guy at the federation and we worked on our presentation for this Friday, about my Kibbutz and his Moshav.  After that we met Cynthia for lunch.  After the lunch I went to Shaare Emeth to organize stuff for my activities on Sunday, for…

Guy Blog – February 19, 2020

Hello everyone! I’d like to share with you all about my week. On Sunday I had Sunday school at both of my congregation – UH & BA. At BA I had a great activity about Israeli slang, the kids really liked it, they learned some new words and made some art. At UH I came to…

Guy Blog – February 12, 2020

Hello everyone! I’d like to share with you all about my week. On Sunday morning I had Sunday school at UH. It was really fun. I did a program about colors in Hebrew by a nice story and a nice game, the kids really liked it. In addition to that we had a falafel program…

Renowned Klezmer musician and Jewish music scholar plans St. Louis concert, lecture and music jam

A special series of events focusing on the revival of Eastern European Jewish music is coming to St. Louis in March. First, on Sunday, March 29, Hankus Netsky, Founder and Director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Music Director for Itzhak Perlman’s Jewish music projects, will perform with violinist and vocalist Eden MacAdam-Somer for a…

Shaked Blog – February 3, 2020

Hi everyone, Another week here flew by! On Friday I had a meeting at the federation with Guy and Cynthia and from there we went together to ice skating at Kiener plaza park. It was so much fun! It’s been a while since I’ve done the last time (4 years) and I really wanted to…

Guy Blog – February 3, 2020

Hello everyone! I’d like to share with you all about my week. On Sunday morning I had Sunday school at UH. We had so much fun with the ‘Hebrew Race’ program I made. We were talking about how to write Hebrew, who re-created the Hebrew language, how we use it and more. The kids learned…

Expert on Jewish approaches to medical ethics to give Boniuk-Tanzman lecture

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the Center for Jewish Learning will present the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics on Feb. 20. Dr. Daniel Eisenberg will discuss “Designer Babies and Choosing Disabilities: Ethical Considerations of Deliberately Creating a Disabled Child by IVF.” Eisenberg is an assistant professor of Diagnostic…

Guy Blog – January 27, 2020

Hello everyone! I’d like to share with you all about my week. So last week I went with NFTY UH youth group to spend the weekend in Denver, Colorado in a NFTY convention. It was the best time ever. I met a lot of new friends, spent time with old friends, learned more things about…

Shaked Blog – January 27, 2020

Hi everyone, I had a blast this weekend! On Friday we flew to Denver, to a NFTY convention, winter chavura, which I anticipated to so much! I couldn’t wait to see again everyone and my Shinshinim friends from Denver! It felt like a reunion with everyone. So Friday was more chill with the activities, we…