J Family Passover Seder

Don’t forget to register for the J’s Family Passover Seder! This event includes a musical and interactive Passover Seder experience catered by Simon Kohn’s and led by Rabbi Brad Horwitz from the J. Avoid the cooking and cleaning and spend the evening with friends at the J! Registration deadline is April 15. To RSVP or for more information contact Rabbi Brad Horwitz 314-442-3271 bhorwitz@jccstl.org

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B’Chol Dor V’dor: In Every Generation – 11th Annual Shabbat St. Louis

Experience Shabbat in a whole new way! Area Reform and Reconstructionist congregations will come together as one community for the 11th Annual Shabbat St. Louis on Saturday, April 20, at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Rd. in Creve Coeur. The morning will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Torah study taught by rabbis and cantors will be offered at 9:30 a.m. A spirited and music-filled Shabbat of Passover service will follow at 10:30 a.m. In keeping with the theme B’chol Dor V’dor: In Every Generation, all generations are welcome and encouraged to attend. The service will be sign language interpreted. The Shabbat St. Louis service is unique in that it is led by adults and youth representing congregations Shaare Emeth, Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community, Temple Emanuel, Temple Israel-Godfrey, IL, Temple Israel-St. Louis, and United Hebrew, and the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. A Passover Kiddush will follow the service. Shabbat St. Louis is also known for its spirited music, led this year by songleader Samantha Thal, a community choir directed by Cantor Patrice Kaplan, and the band HaShemesh. Service attendees are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Shabbat St. Louis is made possible through the generosity of community sponsors Berger Memorial Chapel, Chevra Kadisha Cemetery, New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Rindskopf-Roth Funeral Chapel and the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music, and with the support of our participating congregations and clergy. For more information, contact shabbatstl@gmail.com or connect with us on Facebook...

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A Friday Evening with Cantor Ellen Dreskin

Cantor Ellen Dreskin is an innovative leader in today’s Reform Movement. Her expertise extends from music to synagogue transformation, from experiential education to enlivened liturgy and mysticism. Feb. 15th at 5:30 P.M. Kabbalat Shabbat Service and dinner to follow. RSPV online at Kolrinahstl.org or call Kol Rinah office by February 8th.

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Sh’ma Listen! and Congregation Temple Israel Present: Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique

Join the community at Congregation Temple Israel for a special Shabbat evening with Author and Kansas City religious leader, Rabbi Mark Levin. Friday, February 1, 2019 Hosted at Congregation Temple Israel (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141) 6:00 pm Pre-Oneg with appetizers and Shabbat wine in honor of Rabbi Levin 6:30 pm Shabbat Services & D’var Torah by Rabbi Levin 7:30 pm Desserts, meet & greet and book signing, and Q&A with Rabbi Levin Rabbi Levin’s book will be available that evening for a suggested $20 donation. This event is open to the community. Everyone is welcome to join! For more info, visit: www.ti-stl.org/Levin This program is part of Jewish Federation of St. Louis’s Sh’ma Listen! Speaker Series. About the Book: In this book, Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique, Rabbi Mark H. Levin explores, explains, and brings new meaning to the Jewish prayerbook by connecting Jewish history, contemporary living and you—the praying person. He shows how Jewish prayer implants history, values, and stories within you, within your soul, to call on whenever you need them to help with your life. When engaged with these insights, Jewish prayer can help you define a clearer destiny for you and for those whose lives you touch. “Lovely… A beautiful blend of anecdote and insight… Recommended for all who wish to pray but are not sure why they should or even if they can.” -Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D About Rabbi Levin: Rabbi Mark H. Levin, D.HL., served as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kansas from 1988-2014. Prior to that, he served at Congregation B’nai Jehuda from 1976-88. As an active religious figure in his community, Rabbi Levin answers religious questions for McClatchey newspapers, which includes the Kansas City Star; serves part time as Chaplain for Jewish Family Services; volunteers at Village Shalom, a continuing-care retirement community; Co-Chairs Project Chai, a program reacting to trauma in the Jewish Community; co-leads grief support groups; and teacher Shabbat morning services at Congregation Beth Torah, just to name a few. Rabbi Levin has authored two books: Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique; and To Hear, To Learn, To Teach and To Do: Sermons 1988-1996, which he self-published. He has also served on many boards including the Board of Research Psychiatric Hospital, the Advisory Committee to the AIDS Council, Jewish Federation, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and more. Rabbi Levin resides in Kansas City,...

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Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden

The Chesed Shel Emeth Society announces the establishment of the Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden. Chesed Shel Emeth has designates an area of more than 25,000 square feet on the southern border of its White road cemetery for a memorial garden as a safe, secure and serene place to allow prayer and reflection, while providing nature a way to replenish itself. The garden will also serve as a pollinator, linking to the nearby Faust Park and Butterfly House. The Society wishes to enhance the environment for religious reflection and to provide a support system for terrestrial habitat in St. Louis County. Chesed Shel Emeth seeks to fulfill two important Jewish principles—(1) honoring those who have passed (kavod HaMet, as said in Hebrew) who weren’t buried in the cemetery, such as Holocaust victims and members of the military; and (2) repairing the world (Tikkun Olam) by improving the environment and adding the pollinator chain. This is a cooperative communal effort with the wider Jewish community of the St. Louis area, numerous Jewish organization and nature-oriented entities will partner with the Society in implementing the project. The project will be implemented in phases, consistent with the normal work of the cemetery. Arrangements will be made for individuals and organizations who wish to participate in the financing or completion of the project. We expect the project to take one year to complete and we will periodically report to the community on its progress. Further information may be obtained from Anita Feigenbaum, Cemetery Director at 650 White Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 314-469-1891, info@chesedshelemeth.org;...

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Tashlich at Oak Knoll Park

Cast off your sins on the water. Join us after the program for a family play date. Sunday, Sept. 16th at 9:30 A.M.

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