Thirteen Washington University Students and their Deep Dive into the Study of the Holocaust

Exhibit at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center February 2 – March 15, 2017 This exhibit offers reflections and images from Washington University (WU) students, faculty, and staff who traveled across Germany, Poland, and Lithuania in May 2016. The trip took place after a year of intensive study of the Holocaust as part of the WU FOCUS programs for first-year students. The exhibit encompasses critical perspectives on the history, memory, and representation of the Holocaust alongside students’ first-person reflections. A video recording of interviews with students and faculty accompanies the exhibit. An opening reception with a panel of participants will be held Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:00-8:30...

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Last Week to Submit Nominations for Women of Achievement Award

Women of Achievement is calling for nominations for the 2017 Class of Honorees. The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award, which celebrates its 62nd anniversary in 2017, 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 Monday, January 16, 2017. Nominations may be submitted online or via email, mail or hand delivery to 3418 Charlack Avenue, Suite 615, St. Louis, Missouri, 63114. Online submissions and printable nomination forms with full details are available at http://www.woastl.org/nominate.php. Online submissions are preferred, and early submissions are also encouraged. Self-nominations are accepted. 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. The 10 honorees will be recognized at the 2017 Women of Achievement Luncheon on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. This year’s luncheon chair is Gin Wachter and the vice chair is Phyllis Langsdorf. Presenting sponsors are KMOX Radio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Ladue News. For additional information about the awards, please visit www.woastl.org. For specific questions about the nomination process, please contact Women of Achievement President Joni Karandjeff at 314-799-6465 or jonik13@sbcglobal.net and/or Women of Achievement at 314-896-4962 or...

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Jewish Student Association at Saint Louis University Hosting First Ever Holocaust Week

The Jewish Student Association at Saint Louis University will be hosting a first ever Holocaust week.  We will being the week with a Traveling Exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum titled Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945.  This powerful exhibit examines the Nazi’s regime attempt to eradicate homosexuality using 32 panel structures that feature photographs, documents, artworks, and archival materials.  The exhibit will be open from January 23-26 from 12 pm-8 pm and will be featured in the lower level of the Cupples House with an accessible entrance from outside.  The exhibit is open to all ages and there is a suggested donation of $5 to help support a growing Jewish community at Saint Louis University to allow us to host more events for our...

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Temple Israel Presents ‘Symphony Where You Worship’

A Special Shabbat Service and Chamber Concert Featuring Members of the St. Louis Symphony Immediately following Shabbat service on Friday, January 20, Congregation Temple Israel will be hosting a special chamber concert featuring members of the St. Louis Symphony. The program includes chamber music by Ernest Bloch and his composition pupil, George Gershwin, as well as pieces by other Jewish and Chassidic composers. St. Louis Symphony musicians performing are David Halen, concertmaster; Ann Fink, violins; Kathleen Mattis, viola; Bjorn Ranheim, cello; and Patti Wolf, piano; as well as vocals by Temple Israel’s very own Rabbi Amy Feder.  Details are as follows: Friday, January 20 At Congregation Temple Israel (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141) 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Brief Shabbat Service 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dessert Oneg 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Chamber Concert Free and open to the entire Jewish community. No RSVP required. Visit www.ti-stl.org/Symphony for more information.   ### Congregation Temple Israel is a caring, inclusive community committed to living Reform Judaism and participating in the sacred destiny of the Jewish people and Israel through education, worship, and repair of the world. We welcome and embrace individuals and families from all backgrounds. Wherever you may be along your Jewish journey, there is a place for you at Temple Israel. For more information, visit www.ti-stl.org....

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WashU Hillel to Host Gun Violence Panel

Washington University’s Hillel Leadership Council student organization, in partnership with WashU Hillel, will convene a panel to discuss gun violence and gun control in the United States and St. Louis on Monday, November 28 at 7:00 pm at the WashU Hillel building (6300 Forsyth Blvd. 63105).  Panelists will include Jill Schupp, Missouri State Senator (D); Ruben Schukit, WU ’18, President of WashU’s College Republicans; Allie Liss, WU ’18, a student intern with the Gun Violence Initiative of WashU’s Institute for Public Health; and Jake Michael, a University City law enforcement officer.  Attendees will learn more about this growing public health epidemic and critical social justice issue and discuss ways to get involved in helping to reduce gun violence in our community.  A light dessert reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public.  Parking is available at the Hillel building or in any yellow designated spot at the Washington University Brookings parking lot between Hoyt Drive and Skinker Boulevard.  Co-sponsored by the Hillel Leadership Council student group at WashU, Student Union, and WashU Hillel’s George Roffman Memorial Fund. For more information, contact Ashley Barrett, Program and Engagement Associate at...

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Concentration Camp Liberator to Speak at Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis alumnus, Sanford “Buddy” Lebman, BSBA ’48, a corporal in the 445th Heavy Duty Ordnance attached to the 42nd Infantry Division that entered and helped liberate Dachau concentration camp in Germany in April 1945, will share his reflections and story of courage on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm in Umrath Lounge on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.  His talk, “Witness My Story:  An Evening with a Liberator,” is being hosted by Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis and the Hillel Leadership Council student organization in commemoration of the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), and is free and open to the public. Umrath Lounge is adjacent to the Danforth University Center at Washington University.  Parking is available in the Danforth University Center Garage on Wallace Drive off of Forsyth Boulevard or in any yellow designated parking spot on campus.  A light dessert reception will follow.  For more information, contact Jackie Levey, Executive Director, Hillel at Washington University, at...

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