God, Love & Passover: Springtime Jewish Learning

Springtime Jewish Learning at Kol Rinah. March 26, April 2, April 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Using curriculum from American Jewish University’s Miller Introduction to Judaism program, we will dive deep into some of the most powerful and transformative topics within Jewish life. Whether you are a Torah scholar or completely new a Jewish community, we are excited to learn together with you. Tuesdays: March 26, April 2, and April 9 from 7:00 to 8:30PM RSVP to Nancy@kolrinahstl.org or call...

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Annual Torah Fund Lunch and Program

Kol Rinah Sisterhood is holding their Annual Torah Fund Luncheon and Program with guest speaker Karen Aroesty, Regional Director, ADL Heartland. Come join us in support of the Jewish Theological Seminaries. Everybody is welcome! Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Cost is $10/person. RSVP to KolRinahStl.org or Linda Makler at golchamp@aol.com.

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MLK Shabbat to Focus on Witnessing Whiteness

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community will commemorate the Shabbat preceding Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special 10 a.m. Third Shabbat learning session focusing on Witnessing Whiteness. The event is free and open to the public. Guest speakers will be Mary R. Ferguson, Racial Justice Director for the YWCA of Metro St. Louis, and Kenny Murdock, a social justice facilitator with the NAACP and ADL. They will lead a discussion on implicit bias and how it impacts our lives. Ferguson will also talk about how the YWCA’s 10-sesson Witnessing Whiteness program builds community, increases knowledge of white identity, and offers strategies for action while building participants’ racial equity lens for civil engagement. RSVP is requested to Carol at stlshirhadash@gmail.com. For more information, visit...

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Writer’s Workshop

Work, share and learn together at the Jewish Writers Workshop held at Kol Rinah. Get help with ideas, give and receive feedback and learn and grow as writers together. This will be an ongoing workshop that meets the second and fourth Wednesday s of the month at Kol Rinah. The first meeting to get organized is this Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 2:00 P.M. Contact Daphne Drohobyczer at daphnekoalabear@gmail.com or Max Brown at darthzayday@gmail.com to RSVP or if you have any...

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The Authority of the “Law”

Is it God-given demanding that it be literally accepted as believed by the classical Orthodox? Is it ancient folkway to be rejected as believed by the classical Reform? or should it be conserved in a rational manner as proposed by Frankl, the father of Conservative Judaism? An immense literature exists to help each of us decide: Sacred Fragments. For more information, email or rsvp to ralph.graff@health.slu.edu

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“Toward greater spiritual awareness: Birkat Hamazon, a Berakhah for how we eat today.”

Please join us for a learning opportunity with Rabbi Dr. Pamela Barmash: We will explore why Birkat Amazon, Grace After Meals, is a powerful spiritual tool, prompting us to sense gratitude and be more mindful. We will also study how Rabbi Barmash’s recent teshuvah, “Birkat Hamazon and Zimmun for Meals that Do Not Include Bread from Five Species of Grain” has shifted guidelines for Birkat Hamazon to fit how we eat today. The talk will follow Kiddush. For more information, email...

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