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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Kabbalat Shabbat in the Park

Kabbalat Shabbat in the Park Everyone is invited! Services begin at 6:00 but come at 5:30 to mingle and play. Villa Park, 9301 Villa Ave. W., Olivette, MO 63132 Bring your own picnic dinner or boxed dinners are available in advance at $10/person for adults, $6/person for children to enjoy after the service. The dinners will be delivered to the park. Challah and grape juice will be provided. In the event of rain, services will be at Kol Rinah. RSVP at KolRinahStL.org • 829 N. Hanley Road • St. Louis, MO 63130 •...

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Honey for Rosh Hashana

L’Shana Tovah! Kol Rinah Sisterhood is having a fundraiser. Wish someone a sweet and happy New Year with an 8oz. gift jar of kosher clover honey. Cost is only $12 dollars and includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S.A. as long as it is ordered by July 11. Funds benefit Kol Rinah Sisterhood and all the programs they support. For more info, contact Cindy Ginsburg – 314-963-0607 or order online at KolRinahSTL.org (click on the Honey Link).

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Shabbat Alive! Shabbat Services with Rick Recht Coming to Temple Israel August 17

Rick Recht, one of the most celebrated Jewish artists of our time, will be performing spiritual Jewish music with Congregation Temple Israel’s rabbis and regular Shabbat musicians at Shabbat services on Friday, August 17, 2018. This special service – “Shabbat Alive!” – is free and open to the public. Recht will sing songs from his albums in addition to accompanying the other musicians that evening. This special Shabbat service is presented by Congregation Temple Israel. Event Details: Date: Friday, August 17, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Congregation Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141 Website: www.ti-stl.org Contact: Martina Stern, Special Events Manager, mstern@ti-stl.org or 314-432-8050 Cost: Free of charge and open to the entire St. Louis...

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