Upcoming events for Jewish families in St. Louis


Circus Flora

When/Where: Through Oct. 31 at the Big Top in Grand Center

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Tickets for in-person shows are $10- $85 and available at metrotix.com.

Description: As Circus Flora’s storytellers will describe, malfeasance and misconduct have occurred in the circus tent. But all the witnesses saw something different, and all the evidence points to contradictory conclusions. Join Circus Flora for “The Trial of the Century,” its 35th annual show, featuring circus acts from around the world in the intimacy of the Big Top.

Teen Schmooze at NHBZ

Where/When? Every Sunday morning at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, 650 N. Price Road. Middle schoolers meet from 9-9:30 a.m. and high schoolers meet 9:30-10 a.m.

Virtual/In-Person? In-person

RSVP required? RSVP to [email protected]

Description: Join Rabbi Avi Okin at NHBZ on Sunday mornings for a schmooze on the patio about Jewish and non-Jewish topics geared for middle schoolers (9-9:30 a.m.) and high schoolers (9:30-10 a.m.). Teens do not need to be members of NHBZ to participate.

Metro Theatre Company: ‘Digging Up Dessa’

When/Where: Oct. 17-Nov. 7 at the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center (go to metroplays.org for times and more info)

Virtual/In-person? Both

RSVP required? Tickets for in-person shows are $20-$36 and available at metrotix.com. Streaming tickets from Oct. 21-Nov.7 are no cost at https://metroplays.ticketspice.com/digging-up-dessa-streaming.

Description: Recommended for ages 10, Dessa is a 12-year-old scientist whose days are filled with buried treasures waiting to be uncovered. But when her family of three unexpectedly becomes a family of two, Dessa struggles to overcome her grief and anger at all the changes in her worldHer unlikely comfort comes from a  friend only she can see and hear—Mary Anning, the 19th-century paleontologist who discovered a breakthrough dinosaur fossil at age 12 and became a pioneer in her field. But why is her portrait not on the museum wall alongside those of her male counterparts? Dessa decides that she’s going to fight to earn Mary the respect she deserves.


When/Where: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except Mondays) through Oct. 31 at Theis Farms, 14101 Creve Coeur Airport Road

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No, but you will need to purchase tickets for entry: $8 for ages 2-14 and $6 for ages 15 and up

Description: Family fun for all ages, includes straw castle, gliders, swings, slide, tunnels, pirate ship, corn maze and pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins! For more info, go to thiesfarmandmarket.com/pumpkinland.

Boo at the Zoo

When/Where: 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15-31 at the St. Louis Zoo

Virtual/In-person? In-person, outdoors

RSVP required? Yes, anyone 2 and up must purchase tickets, from $9.95 to $11.95, in advance at stlzoo.org/boo. Tickets are not available at the door. Park for free on the Zoo North or South parking lots during the event.

Description: Enjoy Dinoroarus in the glow of Halloween decorations, teeming with opportunities to snap a dino-themed selfie; be spellbound by fabulous decorations throughout the Zoo, including Skeleton Soiree, Monster Mash, Flutter Forest, Pirate Pointe and Halloween Town; see strolling entertainers and stage shows; take a rollicking ride on the Zooline Railroad and go for a spin on the Conservation Carousel.