Israeli Mother and Baby looking for Sitter in May

Hello all! My name is Dorit and I’m an Israeli Social worker and a mother of two. I’m traveling to St. Louis this May (19-26th) for a five day EMDR therapy course, and my adorable, nursing, one year old munchkin is joining me. I’d like to try and find an experienced, attentive sitter who’ll be there with us, during the days (a couple of nights also would be extremely helpful, yet optional). I would need the Sitter to join us on Friday and Saturday the 19-20 of May, for a few hours each day, so baby gets acquainted. The course itself takes place in Kirkwood, dates are 21-25 and is approximately 8-9 hours a day. If baby is very jetlagged, the job may include joining us for two nights (5.21-5.22). I would love it if the person joining us is open to back carrying for when baby is having a rough time (also optional). Hebrew and a car would be an amazing plus but definitely not a make or break criteria. Salary as per going rate plus expenses, and overnight when staying over **References needed** My contact details: Dorit.halpern@gmail.com This awesome opportunity came along very expectantly and I have a week to commit to it, so I’m really hopeful I can find the help I need quickly. If you Know anyone who might be qualified and interested, please pass along and share. Thank you so much, and Chag Sameach Dorit Halpern Tivon,...

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WashU Hillel to Host Passover Community Lunches

Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU Hillel) invites the community to join St. Louis area students for Kosher for Passover lunches throughout the holiday.  Lunches will take place Tuesday, April 11 through Friday, April 14 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and Saturday, April 15 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm at WashU Hillel, 6300 Forsyth Blvd. 63105.  Lunches are free for St. Louis area students; $12 per community member.  Dietary laws observed.  To view the daily menu or make a reservation, visit www.washuhillel.org/Passover.  Reservations for community members close at noon two days before each lunch.  Student reservations are encouraged but not required unless a food allergy or intolerance must be accommodated. WashU Hillel will also host free Kosher for Passover dinners for area college students from Wednesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 15.  The student dinners will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at WashU Hillel and reservation information is also available on the Hillel website. These meals are in addition to the multiple Seder experiences that WashU Hillel is fostering for over 500 students again this year.  The free student meals are made possible through the generosity of our area synagogues, community members, and parent and alumni sponsors around the country. For more information, contact Jackie Levey, WashU Hillel Executive Director, at jackie@washuhillel.org. ### About Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis: Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis serves as the catalyst for Jewish life among college students, connecting students with one another and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, Israel engagement, religious life, and social and leadership programs.  Hillel at Washington University has enhanced the lives of thousands of college students throughout St. Louis and helped Washington University cultivate one of the most vibrant campus Jewish communities in the country.  It currently serves approximately 1,800 Jewish undergraduates who attend Washington University.  Learn more about WashU Hillel at www.washuhillel.org.  Keep up with WashU Hillel on Facebook...

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A Very Special Simply Shabbat

The J’s Family Center invites you and your family to Simply Shabbat on Friday, March 31, from 6-7:30pm, at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex. Bring in Shabbat together with a pasta dinner, music by Rhythm ‘N Ruach, and take-away crafts to help make Shabbat special at home. Adults are $8/person and all kids are free! Please register by March 22 at jccstl.com or by contacting Emilie Brockman, Family Center Coordinator, at ebrockman@jccstl.org or 314-442-3267. (Vegetarian, Jewish dietary laws observed. Please inform us of any...

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Family Seder at the J

Join us for the 4th annual Family Seder dinner at the J led by Rabbi Brad Horwitz and musical guest Sharol Brickman on Tuesday, April 11 6pm at the Staenberg Family Complex. This experience will be interactive, multimedia and fun! For families with children ages 5-15 (siblings welcome). Presented by the Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life. $15 for children 13 and under. $20 for adults. Registration and payment required by April 7. For more info contact Rabbi Brad Horwitz at...

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Chabad to host Public Menorah Celebration on the Delmar Loop

Chabad centers in St. Louis have announced Show-Me-Chanukah, a program designed to maximize awareness of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Chanukah. The event aims to highlight the history and traditional observances of Hanukkah, which begins this year after nightfall on Saturday, Dec, 24 and lasts for eight days. The Market on the Loop, located at 6655 Delmar Boulevard, will be the site of the central public Menorah lighting, on Saturday, December 24 at 7:30 pm. This theme of the event is “A Tribute to Student Leadership.” The program will include a menorah lighting ceremony with the kindling performed by the leaders of the UMSL Jewish Student Association club. There will also be free hot latkes, music and gelt for children. Elected officials will also offer Hanukkah greetings. The event will conclude with joyous Chasidic dancing. “A little bit of light can dispel a great deal of darkness”, said Rabbi Hershey Novack of Chabad on Campus. “Our goal is to introduce the light and warmth of the Chanukah lights to the entire community, and to brighten the lives of individuals, families and children, not only in their homes, but also in their public thoroughfares and places of business.” This is the fifth year that Chabad has worked with the Market on the Loop to put on this event. For more details please visit...

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Schnucks Ladue Crossing Annual Hanukkah Celebration December 15

Hanukkah storytelling, games for children, and a singing presentation will be featured at the 23rd annual Hanukkah Celebration to be held 6:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Schnucks Ladue Crossing shopping center, I-170 at Ladue Road. The event will take place at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers. The Hanukkah Celebration features Hanukkah storytelling with Ms. Jackie Oppenheimer and Rabbi Yaakov Green of the H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy and Hanukkah songs performed by The Epstein Choir, led by Rabbi Dan Morris. The event also features games and crafts for all children. All children will receive a free gift of traditional Hanukkah chocolate “gelt” (gold coins). Hanukkah begins the evening of December 24 and is an eight-day celebration of the Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple. The Hanukkah Celebration is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the friendly merchants at Schnucks Ladue Crossing including Schnucks, Barnes & Noble, Cobblestone Shoe Repair, Crown Optical, European Wax Center, Fannie May, Globe Cleaners, GNC Live Well, Great Clips, Ladue Nails, Maggie Moo’s, Mathnasium, MOD Pizza, Old Navy, Oreck Clean Home, Pac Dental, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Pure Barre, St. Luke’s Urgent Care Center, The Bedroom Store, The Joint, and Treats Unleashed. The event is hosted by The DESCO Group, the developer and property management company for the center. For more information about the Hanukkah Celebration, call Solomon/Turner at...

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