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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.

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…

JProStl will host a week of workshops for Sharpening Your Skills

JProStl has announced a week of interactive workshops for staff who work in the St. Louis Jewish community. The Sharpening Your Skills sessions will cover leadership, presentation skills, time management, writing and editing, and managing the lay-staff relationship. The sessions will take place Sept. 16-20. All of the sessions are stand-alone. Participants may choose to…

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…

Prof. Dan Ben-David will discuss misconceptions about education in Israel

The Center for Jewish Learning will present “Telling It Like It Is: Education and Its Impact in Israel” with Professor Dan Ben-David, founder of the Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and a senior faculty member at Tel-Aviv University. The January 23 talk will highlight aspects of education’s economic impact and focus on a number of…

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…