Women of Achievement Announces Call for Nominations

Women of Achievement is calling for nominations for the 2018 Class of Honorees. The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award, which celebrates its 63rd anniversary in 2018, is the oldest, ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer service and volunteer leadership of women. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Online submissions and printable nomination forms with full details are available at http://woastl.org/nominate. Online submissions are preferred, and early submissions are also encouraged. Nominations may be submitted online or via email, mail or hand delivery to 3418 Charlack Avenue, Suite 615, St. Louis, Missouri, 63114. Eligible individuals are female volunteers from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Metro East Illinois, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career. Women of Achievement considers nominees with substantial volunteer impact in areas such as, but not limited to, education, arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and advocacy. Nominations of women representing diverse cultures, roles and accomplishments are encouraged. Self-nominations are accepted. The 10 honorees will be recognized at the 2018 Women of Achievement Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. This year’s luncheon chair is Phyllis Langsdorf and the vice chair is Eva Frazer, M.D. Presenting sponsors are KMOX Radio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Ladue News. For additional information about the awards, please visit http://www.woastl.org. For specific questions about the nomination process, please contact Women of Achievement President Gwendolyn Packnett, Ph.D. at 314-280-2344 or gwendolyn.packnett@gmail.com and/or Women of Achievement at 314-896-4962 or woastlouis@gmail.com. About Women of Achievement In 1955, the St. Louis-Globe Democrat newspaper created an awards program that became known as the Women of Achievement Award, to recognize and honor the achievements of women who, through their volunteer efforts, have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis community. The St. Louis Women of Achievement organization, a 501c3, not-for-profit organization, was established in 1993 by former Women of Achievement who wanted to ensure the longevity of the award for future generations of St. Louis area women. The organization’s Board of Directors, comprised of past recipients of the award, continue to plan and implement the nomination, selection and award presentation process ensuring that this award will continue to enhance and honor the women volunteers in the St. Louis metropolitan region who positively impact the community, for many years to come. For more information visit the Women of Achievement website at...

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Introducing MakomSTL: A Place for Jewish Learning

The clergy, directors and Lifelong Learning committee of Congregation Shaare Emeth are excited to introduce a new initiative called “MakomSTL: A Place for Jewish Learning.” Session One begins on October 18. MakomSTL will take place at Shaare Emeth on Wednesday evenings with a social gathering and refreshments at 7 p.m., followed by classes from 7:30 – 9 p.m. In Hebrew, the word “Makom” has a double meaning. The simple definition is “a place” – and we hope that Shaare Emeth will increasingly be your place for Jewish learning. A second meaning of the word “Makom” is “The Place” (where God dwells). Come join us at MakomSTL and encounter this Place. The courses offered this semester are: Justice and Faith Led by Rabbi Andrea Goldstein The call to justice is an eternal call in Judaism, which is being felt in especially profound ways during recent months and years. Using excerpts from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s book, The Prophets, we will explore the ways our prophets wove their faith into their mandates for justice and see how their ancient teachings still apply to our world today. Learn Hebrew and More Led by Cantor Seth Warner and Marci Thal This Hebrew class will continue learning prayers, liturgy and some modern Hebrew. The class is open to students who know the alef-bet and can read. Students may choose to be a part of the Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah service. Tuition for the class is $125 for members or $160 for non-members, plus a small materials fee. iEngage: The Legacy of the Past and the Challenges of the Future Led by Rabbi Jim Bennett This innovative new course explores the pivotal events of 1947 and 1967 – following the 1917 Balfour Declaration – as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come. Through video lectures, text study and group discussion, we are bringing the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into our Shaare Emeth community. Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Bennett, enhanced by video lectures from Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and video dialogues between Rabbi Hartman and other top scholars and experts. There is a material fee of $50 for Shaare Emeth members and $75 for others. To register for one of these classes, visit...

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Important Note about HMLC Visiting Hours

Important Note Please call 314-442-3711 before visiting to ensure that the Museum is accessible. There are renovations being made to the building’s atrium, and keeping our visitors safe is our first priority.

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Responding to White Supremacy and its Advocates: Listen. Talk. Learn.

Responding to white supremacy and its advocates Listen. Talk. Learn. For 16 years, DAP has worked alongside you towards a more inclusive St. Louis region and beyond. Over that time, much has changed about our social landscape. The events in Charlottesville this past weekend, and the President’s comments, offer a unique opportunity for us to respond unequivocally and directly to the hatred of white supremacy and its advocates. Early next week, we’re offering two of our signature Listen. Talk. Learn sessions. These sessions feature updated content to provide a forum to process recent events, and to equip us to respond to hatred in bold and constructive ways. Please join us either Monday morning or Tuesday evening at Holocaust Museum & Learning Center for these special sessions. Attendance is free, but limited, so we do ask that you register with us using the link provided below. We also strongly encourage you to send this opportunity along to someone you know who might benefit from this kind of conversation. Listen. Talk. Learn: Responding to White Supremacy Monday, August 21  9 a.m. – 11 a.m. or Tuesday, August 22 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Holocaust Museum & Learning Center 12 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, MO 63146 Register now for DAP’s Listen. Talk. Learn on August 21 at 9:00 a.m. Register now for DAP’s Listen. Talk. Learn on August 22 at 5:30 p.m.  ...

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HMLC Statement on Charlottesville, Virginia

The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center strongly condemns the loss of life and violence perpetrated by neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rhetoric of hatred, racism and anti-Semitism exemplifies viewpoints that have no place in our society. The history and lessons of the Holocaust teach us that we must not remain silent when events like this occur. Our thoughts are with the families of Heather Heyer, who was killed, and those injured during this tragic event. The mission of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center is: Through the lessons of the Holocaust, we inspire all people to confront hatred, promote human dignity and prevent genocide. For more information, please...

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Statement Against Hate

The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) condemns the violent, racist, anti-Semitic, hate-filled rally by white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. We are disturbed, outraged and heartbroken by the events and the loss of life. Our prayers are with the victims, their families, their communities and our entire nation who bears witness to these atrocities. Fear-mongering and bigotry have no place in our society. We call upon all of our elected leaders, within the state of Missouri and across our country, to condemn staunchly and unequivocally white supremacy, neo-Nazism and white nationalism in all of its forms. We stand proudly with our partners across racial, ethnic, religious and civic lines because we know we are stronger together. We aspire to a world in which every person feels safe and supported. Hate has no place within our borders. The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis is committed to enhancing cooperation with other religious, racial, ethnic and civic groups, fostering a just, democratic and pluralistic society, and promoting the security of Israel and Jews...

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