Dinner Featuring Benjamin Hochman

Annual Sports Dinner at Kol Rinah featuring Post-Dispatch writer Benjamin Hochman Presented by the Kol Rinah Men’s Club Sunday, Nov. 18th at 6:30PM Spaghetti Dinner, Sports Talk, Q & A, Raffles and Prizes. RSVP by Nov.12 $18 Adults, $12 Men’s Club Members, $5 for Children 18 and Under. At the door: $20 all adults, $6 Children 18 and Under. Vegetarian or gluten free requests can be made with RSVP. Kolrinahstl.org or 314-727-1747

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Howard Schwartz to Speak Nov. 17 at Shir Hadash

Howard Schwartz will discuss “A Palace of Pearls and Other Fantastic Places,” at Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community’s monthly Third Shabbat learning program on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146. The event is free and open to the public. Schwartz is professor emeritus of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an internationally celebrated and award-winning writer and poet. He won the National Jewish Book Award three times and was also a winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award. He has written and edited dozens of works in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. His discussion will focus on his newest book, A Palace of Pearls: The Stories of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. RSVP to Carol Wolf Solomon, stlshirhadash@gmail.com. For more information, visit...

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Lazer Lloyd in Concert

Israeli singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Lazer Lloyd brings his unique blend of roots and blues rock, folk and Americana with psychedelic spice back to the iconic Blueberry Hill Duck Room in St. Louis for a special evening of music backed by local stars Rob Lee on drums (Mike Zito) and Chris Turnbaugh on bass and special guest on keys! Saturday, August 4th GA $15adv / $20 door Doors 8PM / Cody Pusifull opens at 8:30PM / Lazer Lloyd 9:30PM to midnight Age Restrictions: All Ages $2 Minor Surcharge at Door Lazer Lloyd is reaching people around the world with a message of healing and unity through music. His 124,000 strong Facebook community enjoy clips from concerts when he plays everywhere from New York to Toronto, Nashville to Miami, Mammoth Lakes to Austin, as well as his weekly personalized live feeds from his back porch overlooking the Jerusalem mountains. Please join us for an evening of inspiration, storytelling and down-home groove! Event Link: https://m.facebook.com/events/170542513776379 Website: www.lazerlloyd.com “Esquecas do Mundo (Forget the World)” (viral guitar instrumental) YT: https://youtu.be/WwmAB8Wx6DY (1.6 million) “Backstreets” 600,000+ streams on Spotify FB: https://tinyurl.com/ybj7ac8x Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y95zr82z Youtube:...

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PRIDE Week Film Screening of Becks Presented by Temple Israel and Q Jews

On Monday, June 25 beginning at 6:30 pm, Congregation Temple Israel, Temple Israel’s LGBTQ Affinity Group, and Q Jews will partner to host a screening of the film Becks in celebration of Pride week. The evening will open with snacks and beverages at 6:30 pm. The film will run from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, and will be followed by Q&A with Becks co-writer, co-director, producer, and St. Louis native Elizabeth Rohrbaugh. “While we are incredibly proud to call Becks a lesbian film, we aspired to make a movie that speaks to the broader human experiences of love, heartbreak, and finding one’s place in this world. We hope that viewers enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it,” said co-writers and co-directors Elizabeth Rohrbaugh & Dan Powell. This film is free for all to attend and open to the entire St. Louis community. This film isn’t yet rated. Mature content; must be 18 or older to attend, or be accompanied by a parent. Film Synopsis: Becks, an unambitious musician, moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her longtime girlfriend. As she begins to come to terms with her father’s death, she struggles to find a connection with her ultra-Catholic mother, a former nun. An old friend invites Becks to start playing for tips in his local bar, which conveniently allows her to indulge in one of her favorite activities: drinking. She begins teaching guitar lessons to Elyse — a local store owner who happens to be the wife of Becks’ high school nemesis — and the two strike up a unique friendship. As Becks grows more confident as a musician and begins to discover her artistic voice, a new life in her hometown suddenly seems within her reach. Driven by an original soundtrack and inspired by the life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, Becks is a unique new take on the American movie musical. Becks Awards and Nominations: Winner U.S. Fiction Award – 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival Centerpiece Film Selection – 2017 Frameline Film Festival Official Selection – 2017 OUTFEST Closing Night Film – 2017 Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival Official Selection – 2017 Woodstock Film Festival Closing Night Film – 2017 NEWFEST Official Selection – 2017 Twin Cities Film Festival Official Selection – 2017 St Louis International Film Festival About Elizabeth Rohrbaugh: St. Louis native and Temple Israel Religious School alumna, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, is an Emmy Award winning film and TV director. Her most recent films, Dylan (2014) which follows a young transgender man as he navigates his identity and community, and Becks (2017), explore LGBTQ narratives through every day stories. Prior to independent filmmaking, Elizabeth was a writer, director, and editor at MTV where she wrote and directed many high-profile campaigns including The Hills, The Real World, and The MTV Movie Awards. Her work has been featured on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, Glamour Magazine, Verily Magazine, Psychology Today, The Progressive, Indiewire, and the Feminist Current. She currently lives in NYC. Event Details: Monday, June 25 at Congregation Temple Israel (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr. St. Louis, MO 63141) Co-Hosts: Congregation Temple Israel, Temple Israel’s LGBTQ Affinity Group, and Q Jews 6:30 pm – Snacks and drinks 7:00 pm – Film Screening of Becks 8:30...

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Regina

Phyllis Hyken, docent for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, will present the opera “Regina” composed by Marc Blitzstein from a play and a movie by Lillian Hellman. Sponsored by the Women’s Social Group. Sunday, May 6, 7:00 P.M. Event is FREE of charge. Call Kol Rinah at (314) 727-1747

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Let Us Sing: An Evening with Rob Aronson

Rob Aronson Music and Congregation Temple Israel are co-presenting a night of Jewish music at Temple Israel with singer/songwriter Rob Aronson featuring original worship music from his debut studio album! The event will be hosted at Temple Israel on Thursday evening, May 24, and will include a welcome reception for guests to enjoy appetizers, wine, and beer followed by a live performance with musicians and vocalists including Rick Recht, Julie Aronson, Rabbi Amy Feder, and other local artists featured on his album. During the performance, Rob will share personal stories and anecdotes about the song list and creation of the album. The songs are Rob’s original music compositions to liturgical classics such as Hinei, Mi Chamocha, and Oseh Shalom. The event will conclude with a dessert reception where guests will have the opportunity to meet Rob and the event musicians, purchase his debut studio album, Let Us Sing, and have it autographed. Event Details: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Congregation Temple Israel (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr. 63141) 6 PM WELCOME RECEPTION Appetizers, beer, and wine 7 PM AN EVENING WITH ROB ARONSON Music and personal stories will bring his debut album to life 8 PM DESSERT RECEPTION WITH ROB & MUSICIANS Desserts and drinks CDs for sale and opportunity for autographed copy The entire community is welcome to attend. This event is free of charge. Special VIP entrance for $36 per person includes central seating close to the stage and a copy of Rob Aronson’s CD, Let Us Sing, signed by Rob and event musicians. RSVP is requested for all attendees (free or VIP) by Monday, May 21. RSVP at www.ti-stl.org/Rob Sample songs from the album, Let Us Sing, at www.robaronsonmusic.com About Rob Aronson: Rob Aronson is a Jewish singer/songwriter who loves to share his passion for Judaism through his music. He is excited to be debuting his first album, “Let Us Sing.” Rob’s original songs are inspiring, foster congregational participation, and provide a deep spiritual connection to Judaism. Annual song leading workshops, Hava Nashira and Songleader Boot Camp, fueled Rob’s musical drive, enhanced his song leading skills and techniques, and gave him the opportunity to network with numerous talented friends in the Jewish music community. Rob grew up at Congregation Temple Israel and for the past 12 years has been actively involved in bringing the joy of Jewish music to worship services. Event musicians and vocalists include: Rob Aronson – Guitar and Vocals Julie Aronson – Vocals Logan Detering – Bass Guitar Rabbi Amy Feder – Vocals Mark Hochberg – Violin, Viola, String Bass Jordan Mandel – Cello Rick Recht – Vocals Chris Rowton – Piano Dennis Stringfield – Percussion RSVP at...

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