Havdalah and Hanukah with PJ Library, Brodsky Library, and CJL!

Come celebrate with us! Community-wide program for families with kids up to 3rd grade!

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Making a Difference: The Story of Irl Solomon & The Difference One Teacher Made in the Schools of East St. Louis

HMLC Docent Irl Solomon has published a book entitled “Making A Difference,” talking about his life as a teacher. We will be recognizing Irl and celebrating his 1000th Docent Tour, which occurred this year. He will be signing the book after a discussion led by author Joe Regenbogen. He began at the Museum in 2003; this is his 16th year. Most memorable year: 2013, when he led 101 tours. He taught for 38 years in East St. Louis Schools, beginning in 1964. The last 29 years were at East St. Louis Sr. High, retiring in 2001. He won two Teacher of The Year Awards, and taught an estimated 5000...

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Adult Day at the J: Dignity Event

A fundraising event in support of the programs and services provided through the Adult Day Center at the J. Our focus is to create a more dignified personal dining experience to had by participants of the day center, while also bringing a variety of innovative enhancements to the therapeutic programs we offer. Additionally, our hope is to spread awareness and understanding of the individual and family benefits that day program services have to offer for members of our community.

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100 Dresses PJ Library and Metro Theater Event

Register at JFedSTL.org/events/100-Dresses. Admission is free, and thanks to Booksource, a free copy of The Hundred Dresses will be provided to each family! There will be a PJ Library pre-event with snacks, interactive stations, and facilitators from Metro Theater. Past PJ Library participants are welcome. This play is appropriate for all ages, kindergarten through high school. Tickets are limited; first come, first served.   About the Play Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, is a Polish immigrant who lives in a shabby house and doesn’t have any friends. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress, but she tells her new classmates that she has 100 dresses at home. Her classmates tease Wanda about her 100 dresses until one day she disappears from school. As guilt overtakes the children, they decide to find out what happened to Wanda and to make amends. But is it too late? Bullying, friendship, and forgiveness are at the center of this play adapted from the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes. Contact Jennifer Baer Lotsoff with questions at 314-442-3867...

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Celebrate Healthy Aging

St. Louis Oasis and The J recently announced they have joined forces with the shared goal of enriching the lives of older adults. Both organizations have teamed-up to offer programs that foster healthy activities for older adults. St. Louis Oasis and The J will host a FREE Open House event at 16801 Baxter Road in Chesterfield, Missouri on Friday, January 18 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Participants will engage in class demonstrations, health screenings, entertainment, and more. Light refreshments provided. “We look forward to working closely with The J to bring Oasis programs to their Chesterfield campus,” stated Paul Weiss, President of Oasis. “The J’s Marilyn Fox campus focuses on engaging community and providing services that promote healthy living. This aligns well with the Oasis mission of lifelong learning, active lifestyles, and volunteer engagement. Together, we will expand upon the rich offerings The J provides in West County, and provide older adults with exciting and enriching education, health promotion, and social connection opportunities.” Whether a retired baby boomer or someone simply interested in maintaining an active lifestyle, adults now have greater access to high quality programming on art, entertainment, health and wellness, history, technology and more. Oasis and The J provide services that promote personal growth and social interaction. The partnership expansion increases the number programs now offered at the center. To register for the FREE open house or to learn more, contact St. Louis Oasis at 314.862.4859 ext....

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