Ceramic Kiddush Cups Workshop Hosted by the Jewish Arts & Soul Project

Local artist James Ibur returns for a two-week workshop fabricating Kiddush cups in clay. In the first session, participants learn hand-forming techniques to mold their Kiddush cups. In the second class, participants glaze and complete their work. This workshop meets on two consecutive Wednesdays. All materials and light refreshments provided. Register TODAY to reserve your spot by going to jccstl.com or contact Shira Kraft, Jewish Arts & Soul Project Coordinator, at 314-442-3111 or skraft@jccstl.org. (Presented by the Ruth and Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life. Generously Funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St....

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St. Louis Jewish Film Festival June 4-8

22nd Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival Begins June 4 Enjoy a Global Film Feast The 22nd Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival opens with two exciting films on Sunday, June 4 at the Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema. The first, On the Map (4pm) After beating a dynamic Soviet basketball team, Israeli team captain, Tal Brody, exclaimed in American-accented Hebrew, “We are on the Map, we are staying on the Map, not only in sports, but in everything.” That phrase and the Maccabi Tel Aviv team, a combination of NBA also-rans and Israeli players, rallied a nation in its David-and-Goliath pursuit of the 1977 European Championship. It is the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes game combined with an incendiary political situation. The 7pm screening of Fanny’s Journey- A Suspenseful, compelling, moving film set in 1943. Here is the true story of exceptional bravery and survival against overwhelming odds. As war is raging in Europe, 13-year-old Fanny and her two younger sisters are sent by their parents to a foster home for Jewish children in the French countryside. As the Germans advance, Fanny unexpectedly finds herself in charge of a group of 11 young children. Now she must do the impossible and lead her little group to the Swiss border in order to save all their lives. The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival continues through Thursday, June 8 with its celebration of Jewish life through 18 documentary and feature films. While all films depict a slice of the Jewish experience, the films are universal and meant to be appealing to all, regardless of faith. Historical figures ( Ben Gurion, Epilogue), ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, a child heroine ( Fanny’s Journey), musicians ( Bang- The Bert Berns Story , Joe’s, Violin, an Oscar nominated film and Maestro , Films are brought to life in comedy( The Pickle Recipe), dramas (Past Life and The Women’s Balcony), mysteries ( A Grain of Truth) and documentaries ( Monkey Business about the creators of Curious George). Features originate from Belgium, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Germany, Poland, and the United States. All films will screen at the Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema (Lindbergh & Clayton Road). Ticket prices vary. An Opening Day feature ticket costs $15 each or purchase the double feature for $25. Tickets for weekday films are $12 in advance and $13 at the door. Or, purchase a four-pack of weekday films for $44. Student tickets (age 16 and under) are $8 for weekday films and $10 for opening day. Purchase tickets by phone 314 442-3179 or online at brownpapertickets.com View the complete Film Festival schedule at stljewishfilmfestival.org This year’s Jewish Film Festival co-chairs are Marilyn Brown and Jeffrey Korn. The Jewish Film Festival is a program of the Jewish Community...

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J Associates presents Lip Sync Live

Join the J Associates Lip Sync Live fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at The Pageant in the Delmar Loop. Local celebrity coaches have been working with the featured 22 featured performers to choreograph and ensure a night of fun and fundraising. A buffet dinner will be catered by Tavolo V. Performers include Susie Berg, Suzy Bloch, Sam Broh, Toby Chod, Darryl Cohen, Ken Cohn, Renee Sigel-Hearst, Rachel Katzman, Mike Lefton, Scott Mannis, Lynne Palan, David Pereles, Joe Pereles, Andy Sandler, Monte Sandler, Judi Scissors, Danny Soshnik, Jennifer Soshnik, Julie Stern, Ricki Tischler, Steve Tucker and Greg Yawitz. Proceeds are allocated to various departments of the Jewish Community Center. Lip Sync Live is presented by Sidney and Bobbi Guller Foundation. For more information, contact Robin Rickerman, 314-442-3275. Tickets are $118 per person. To become a 2017 Lip Sync Live Sponsor, available at many different levels, contact Staci Gerchen, 314-442-3109, for more...

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Whiskey & Hamantaschen Tasting Hosted by Jewish Arts & Soul Project

When the Jewish People were saved from Haman’s evil edict, Mordecai proclaimed there be “days of drinking and rejoicing” (Esther 9:22). Celebrate Purim with an educational whiskey tasting led by Gamlin Whiskey House’s spirits expert. Sip unique batches of scotch, bourbon and rye paired with artisanal, locally baked hamantaschen by Alana Umansky Minoff. Join the fun on Tuesday, March 7, from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Gamlin Whiskey House (236 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis). Registration is $30 and includes five whiskey samples and three hamantaschen flavors, including salted caramel! Register TODAY to reserve your spot by going to jccstl.com or contact Shira Kraft, Jewish Arts & Soul Project Coordinator, at 314-442-3111 or skraft@jccstl.org. (Presented by the Ruth and Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life. Generously Funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St....

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Fiber Art Mask Making for Purim

The Jewish Arts & Soul Project has the solution for your Purim costume woes. Create wearable artwork using dry-felting and wool painting techniques with fiber artist and sculptor Kim Wilson. Participants build on self-portraits to sculpt imaginative masks using prefelts, wool roving and recycled sweaters. Explore what this medium has to offer and try on a new skill. All supplies and refreshments provided. This workshop takes place at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building, on Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30-9:30pm. Register online TODAY at jccstl.com or by contacting Shira Kraft, Program Coordinator, at skraft@jccstl.org or 314-442-3111. (Presented by the Ruth and Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life. Generously Funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St....

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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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