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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Recovering Theology

We are offering a continuation of a program based on Dr. Neil Gillman’s book Sacred Fragments. This second session will be at the home of Linda and Richard Gavatin at 2:00 PM and we ask participants to read Chapters II-IV of Dr. Gillman’s book – Sacred Fragments. Chapter II: Religious Authority: Who command? Chapter III: Knowing God: How and What? Chapter IV: Talking about God: Symbolic language. RSVP to richard@ims-stlouis.com or call 314-283-2081.

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Zikaron BaSalon with Gal Roberman

Zikaron BaSalon (Hebrew for “memories in the living room”) is an annual event, which takes place on Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day. The idea was born from the understanding that the connection between today’s society and the memories of the Holocaust, has significantly deteriorated. Alongside formal events, Zikaron BaSalon offers a new, meaningful and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussions (in people’s homes) among family, friends and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering together to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk and most importantly- listen. This coming Holocaust Memorial Day, we invite you to take part in shaping a Holocaust memorial and be part of Kol Rinah Zikaron BaSalon with Gal Roberman, the shinshinit, and teens from USY youth...

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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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