Our Journey Now: Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older from the Reconstructionist Movement

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community is launching a series of programs focusing on ways to lead a purposeful and fulfilling life as we age. The first program will take place Tuesday, May 7, from 5-6:30 p.m. at The J’s Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr. (63146). A complimentary vegetarian Chinese dinner will be served. Special guest speaker will be Rabbi Maurice Harris, Associate Director for Thriving Communities and Israel Affairs Specialist at Reconstructing Judaism, the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. Harris will discuss “Our Journey Now: Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older from the Reconstructionist Movement.” Many empty-nesters and seniors have great energy and talent that they’d like to channel in ways that build meaning and give strength to causes and communities they believe in. Join Rabbi Harris for a chance to study some of what Jewish tradition has to say on how we can harness that desire and make the chapters of the second half of life compelling and exciting. About the Speaker: Rabbi Maurice Harris grew up in Creve Coeur and is a graduate of Parkway North High School (’87). He was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2003 and has worked as a congregational rabbi and as a member of the Thriving Communities department at Reconstructing Judaism. Harris is the author of two books, Moses: A Stranger among Us, and Leviticus: You Have No Idea. He is an adoptive parent and a lifelong Cardinals fan. RSVP required to Carol, stlshirhadash@gmail.com. For more information, visit...

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St. Louis Jewish Light Annual Board Meeting

Join the St. Louis Annual Board Meeting and Lunch on June 19 at the Kopolow Building (Federation) from 11am – 1pm. We will be installing our new board. Additional details to follow. For additional information, please contact Elise Krug at 314-743-3671.

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A Conversation in Open Space with Kol Rinah

Kol Rinah is inviting our St. Louis community to a Conversation in Open Space. What can we build, How will we grow? Together. We are inviting our community to answer this questions. Save the date: October 27, 9 am – 5 pm at our new location: 7100 Maryland Ave. Clayton. Promote community engagement, create a shared vision of the future, and involve everybody in Vision Creation.

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St. Louis Jewish Student Clubs To Run Birthright Israel Trip with OU Israel Free Spirit

JSU and OU Israel Free Spirit have partnered to increase the number of Jewish young adults from the St. Louis area going on Birthright Israel trips. Israel engagement is a core component of all JSU programming. Since it’s inception JSU provided numerous summer programs for high school students. It is excited to add a trip that continues the connection beyond high school. With this partnership, alumni of the JSU program and their friends will have the opportunity to either go back to Israel or travel there for the first time. Israel Free Spirit is a leading Birthright Israel trip organizer in participant satisfaction according to the Szold Institute research for 2018. Trips are open for 18-32 year olds with at least 1 Jewish parent who didn’t spend more than 3 months in Israel or travel on a post-high school program to Israel. In addition to the standard Birthright Israel trips, the trip options also include specialized niche trips that allow participants to choose trips based on their interests or backgrounds. To find out more or apply for the next trips visit israelfreespirit.com/jsustl. You may also contact Rabbi Mike Rovinsky at RabbiMike@jsustl.org or...

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A Conversation About Judaism and The Community

You are invited to subscribe to TheOpenSource.Club. We are a St. Louis focused knowledge share podcast company. Featured on Saturday-March 9, 2019 during the MultiCulture St. Louis show is Shaare Emeth Rabbi James Bennett. Go to www.theopensource.club and become a podcast subscriber. Listen to some great shows!

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Yael Portman and Bill Solomon

Kol Rinah Men’s Club Presents: The Federation of Jewish Men’s Club – Midwest Region Honorees Youth of the Year – Yael Portman Man of the Year – Bill Solomon A special event will be held in their honor Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 P.M. at B’nai Amoona. Reservations can be made online no later than March 15 at kolrinahstl.org

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