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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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 Saturday, April 23 through Friday, April 29 from 11:30 am – 1:30 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 are encouraged and close at noon two days before each lunch. WashU Hillel will also host free Kosher for Passover dinners for area college students from Sunday, April 24 through Thursday, April 28.  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 Seder experiences that WashU Hillel is fostering for over 500 students this year. The free student meals are made possible through the generosity of the following local sponsors:  Dinners – Dr. William Danforth, Michael Dern, Terry & Harvey Hieken and Sheila & Al Rosenfeld.  Lunches – Central Reform Congregation, Congregation B’nai Amoona, Congregation Temple Israel, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Kol Rinah, Kohn’s Kosher Deli, and United Hebrew Congregation with support from Shaare Emeth Congregation and Traditional Congregation and many 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 at Facebook.com/washuhillel....

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Family Seder at the J

Join other families for the third annual community family Passover seder at the J led by Rabbi Brad Horwitz and musical guest Rob Aronson on Saturday, April 23 at 6:00pm at the Staenberg Family Complex. This experience promises to be a fun and interactive experience and is geared towards families with children ages 6-15. $15 per child and $20 per adult includes yummy kosher passover dinner by Kohn’s. Siblings are welcome and RSVPS are required by April 15 by contacting Rabbi Brad Horwitz bhorwitz@jccstl.org or registering online at jccstl.org. This year’s seder is part of the Passover Across America initiative and is coordinated by the J’s Center of Jewish Community...

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Shibori Pillows for Passover

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis Thursday, April 7, 7:00-9:00 pm Registration fee: $20 The J’s Jewish Arts & Soul Project brings back local artist Randi Chervitz for a second edition of shibori dyeing at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. Randi teaches wrapping and binding techniques to manipulate various shibori patterns. Using this age-old Japanese dyeing process, participants fashion pillows for reclining at the Passover table—a tradition that celebrates the luxuries afforded a free people. Seasoned artists and new students are welcome. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. To register and for more information on the Jewish Arts & Soul Project, visit: http://jccstl.com/jasp Contact: Shira Kraft, skraft@jccstl.org, 314-442-3111 Generously funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St....

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Passover Purified

The J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building Tuesday, April 12 [line separator] 7:00-9:00pm Registration fee: $10 Free yourself from the holiday that binds! Food and nutrition expert Esti Asher, MS, RDN, LD, considers Passover’s restrictive diet as an opportunity for our health. In this presentation and cooking demonstration, Esti promotes clean eating with simplified recipes and fresh foods. Taste healthy, kosher for Passover treats while learning how each wholesome ingredient benefits the body. Brought to you by the J’s Jewish Arts & Soul Project. To register and for more information on the Jewish Arts & Soul Project, visit: http://jccstl.com/jasp Contact: Shira Kraft, skraft@jccstl.org, 314-442-3111 Generously funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St....

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