Can I Be Pro-Israel and Pro-Peace in the 21st Century?

Can I Be Pro-Israel and Pro-Peace in the 21st Century? When: Wednesday, March 21, 7:30–9 p.m. Where: Congregation Shaare Emeth (11645 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141) As supporters of Israel’s future as the democratic homeland for the Jewish people, we are deeply concerned by the events of the previous year. But we know that giving up is not an option. We know that as pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, we need to take action to restore U.S. credibility and move closer to a two-state solution. To do that, we need to understand the complex dynamics playing out here in the U.S. and in the region. What does the creeping annexation of the West Bank encouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu mean for the prospects for a two-state solution? What are the implications of President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his pledge to move the embassy? Join us for a conversation with J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami where we will tackle tough questions like these and more! Jeremy Ben-Ami is the founder and President of J Street, bringing to the role both deep experience in American politics and government and a passionate commitment to the state of Israel. Ben-Ami’s family connection to Israel goes back 130 years to the first aliyah when his great-grandparents were among the first settlers in Petah Tikva. His grandparents were one of the founding families of Tel Aviv, and his father was an activist and leader in the Irgun, working for Israel’s independence and on the rescue of European Jews before and during World War...

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Temple Israel’s 11th Annual Israeli Film Festival

Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm Enjoy two Israeli films and Israeli-style refreshments during intermission. 3:30 pm: The Women’s Balcony Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards, this film is a feel-good, crowd-pleasing comedy that depicts what happens when extremism and traditional values collide. When, during a Bar Mitzvah celebration, the women’s balcony in an orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but he slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and attempts to take total control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates a rift between the community’s women and men. This rousing, good-hearted tale speaks much truth to women’s reactions to patriarchal power. The superb ensemble of veteran Israeli actors, singers, and comedians gives a bravura performance. 96 minutes – Hebrew with English subtitles The Women’s Balcony is suitable for middle school and above 6:15 pm: Past Life This award-winning 2016 film tracks the daring late 1970’s odyssey of two sisters as they try to unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives. Sephi aspires to a career as a classical composer in the male-dominated world of classical music. Nana is an aspiring playwright. These daughters of troubled Holocaust survivors have to deal with a sudden shocking revelation that threatens to tear the family apart. As they travel through Europe in the 1970’s, they are bent on uncovering the past and getting to the truth about their parents’ darkest secret. As they ride this emotional roller coaster, they discover that freedom bears an exacting price. 108 minutes – Hebrew with English subtitles Past Life is suitable for high school and above $5 donation requested to cover the cost of refreshments The film festival is open to the entire community. Guests are welcome to attend one or both...

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Women’s Alumnae Israel Trip – Open House

Open House in Chesterfield for “Aish Destiny” Women’s Israel Trip (June 3-10, 2018) Come and hear all about this highly subsidized trip for JWRP and JWOAJ alumnae from our city leader, Mimi David. For more information including the address, please call 314-910-8136 or email mimidavid@aish.com

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Tot Shabbat – Trip to Israel

A very special Trip to Israel Tot Shabbat All children (age 6 and under, siblings and friends are welcome!) come enjoy a fun, engaging, activity filled Shabbat program. Songs, stories, games, snacks, dancing, puppets, and much more! Parents or grandparents are invited and welcome to stay and join in the fun! EVERYONE is welcome, members and non-members, no RSVP, no cost. Snacks will be provided! For questions, please call Jeff in the Nusach Hari office at 314-991-2100 x2.

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August Seniors Lunch with Bob Cohn

After the ISIS Defeat in Mosul: What Now for the Middle East? Guest Speaker: Bob Cohn, St. Louis Jewish Light Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Please join United Hebrew, Shaare Emeth and Temple Israel for a Senior Lunch program on Monday, August 21 at 12 noon in Temple Israel’s Isserman Auditorium. Enjoy a buffet lunch with friend chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, a dinner roll and dessert while listening to Bob Cohn deliver a presentation on the Middle East. The cost is $10 per person, and complimentary valet parking is available. To make your reservation, visit this page:...

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