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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

New class coming for expecting parents

New class coming for expecting parents

Published February 2, 2023

The traditional, Jewish response to learning that someone is expecting a child is “B’sha’ah Tovah,” which literally means “at a good hour” but is understood to mean “may everything go well and happen at the right time.”  Shaare...

Indian-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin spent more than a year working on a painting that would be transformed into a 15-foot wide circular mosaic installed in the floor at Central Reform Congregation. Benjamin returns to CRC Feb. 3-4 for a Spiritual Enrichment Shabbat Weekend. Photo: Kristi Foster

CRC welcomes artist Siona Benjamin for Spiritual Enrichment Shabbat Weekend

Published January 26, 2023

Central Reform Congregation will welcome artist Siona Benjamin for a Spiritual Enrichment Shabbat Weekend, Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.  Benjamin is an Indian-Jewish artist who spent more than a year working on a painting that would be transformed into a 15-foot...

Kol Rinah to welcome back Hazzan Joanna Dulkin for special weekend

Kol Rinah to welcome back Hazzan Joanna Dulkin for special weekend

Published January 25, 2023

Kol Rinah will welcome Hazzan Joanna Dulkin back to St. Louis for Shabbat events Feb. 17 and 18.  Dulkin serves at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka, Minn. She previously served the Jewish Center of Princeton, N.J., and Kol Rinah’s legacy...

Feb. 15:  Sharsheret’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Feb. 15: Sharsheret’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Published January 25, 2023

This monthly group provides support, connection and education to women in the St. Louis Jewish community who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer and are anywhere along their treatment path–before, during, or post-treatment. Facilitated...

Feb. 15: NHBZ Ladies Coffee & Learning

Feb. 15: NHBZ Ladies Coffee & Learning

Published January 25, 2023

The NHBZ Chesed Committee invites the community to an afternoon of schmoozing and learning at its Ladies Coffee & Learning event from 2-3:30 p.m. Special guest speaker Rebbetzin Chani Wasser will discuss “Don’t Just Survive, Thrive: Navigating...

Above: Rabbi Ze’ev and Chani Smason. 

Feb. 14: The ABCs of Judaism 

Published January 25, 2023

From noon to 1 p.m. Rabbi Ze’ev Smason will continue his ABCs of Judaism series at the Mirowitz Center, offering teachings to guide your life. On the second Tuesday of each month, join the rabbi for different topic each month with a Jewish theme. February’s...

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Feb. 13: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: Love is in the air

Published January 25, 2023

From 3 to 4 p.m. enjoy a Mirowitz Center performance by musicians with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra — highlighting classics that speak of romance, love and passion. Seating is limited; RSVPs are required. Register for this Mirowitz Center program...

Feb. 10:  ‘On the Record’ with Bob Cohn

Feb. 10: ‘On the Record’ with Bob Cohn

Published January 25, 2023

From 11 a.m. to noon, the Jewish Light Editor-in-Chief Emeritus will lead the latest session in his “On The Record” series, which offers an online discussion of films, plays, articles and books on issues of concern to our community, held the second...

Feb. 9:  Hear from STLPR reporter

Feb. 9: Hear from STLPR reporter

Published January 25, 2023

Rachel Lippmann, a reporter with St. Louis Public Radio, will lead a free, in-person discussion from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Mirowitz Center, looking at issues STLPR covered this past year and what stories listeners can look forward to in 2023. Register...

Mirowitz Center

Feb. 8: Boosting brain health

Published January 25, 2023

From 1 to 2 p.m. Dr. David Carr of Washington University will lead a free, online discussion about getting the very best of your brain. Register for this Mirowitz Center program online or call 314-733-9813, or email [email protected]

The Miniature Torah

Feb. 7: Lunch & Learn for Women: Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)

Published January 25, 2023

The Jewish Women’s Society will hold a lunch and learn (for women only) on Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers).  Mimi David leads this monthly class where participants can discover the Torah’s views on ethics and interpersonal relationships — timeless...

Congregation Bnai Amoona. Photo: Bill Motchan

Feb. 5: Tu B’Shevat book talk

Published January 25, 2023

B’nai Amoona will host author Diane Bleyer for a Tu B’Shevat event and book talk. Bleyer’s novel, “The Second Chance,” centers on a future where climate change has wreaked havoc worldwide and the human race is taking desperate measures to survive....

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