Upcoming events for Jewish families in St. Louis


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A 2017 file photo of Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. Photo: Bill Motchan

Upcoming events including Martin Luther King Jr. Day events held by the Missouri History Museum and the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, a Children’s Mitzvah Program at the J and more.

MLK Community Celebration

When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 15-Monday, Jan. 17, throughout the day, hosted by the Missouri History Museum

Virtual/In-person? Drive-through and virtual

RSVP required? For a full schedule of 2022 Virtual MLK celebration events visit mohistory.org/mlk-celebration.

Description: The Missouri History Museum is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID surge, but, is inviting families to drive up to the contact-free sidewalk table at the museum’s south entrance on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. to pick up advocacy-inspired craft kits and a picture book. Each kit contains supplies to make a community affirmation bookmark and peace sign art.

Drive-Thru MLK Day at Mirowitz

When/Where: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, 348 S. Mason Road

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Yes at mirowitz.org/admissions/mlk-small-hands-big-difference/

Description: The event will take place in the parking lot of Mirowitz, 348 S. Mason Road with start times staggered between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Participating families will drive through six stations, each with an activity or craft, conversation starters and opportunities for meaningful social action. Participants will go home with a Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) toolkit and a book from PJ Library. The event is free, but space is limited. Masks are required. Families can RSVP and sign up for a time slot by visiting www.mirowitz.org/mlk. Questions? Contact Patty Bloom: [email protected]

Last Stop on Market Street

When/Where: Feb. 6-27 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square

Virtual/In-person: Both

RSVP: In-person tickets range from $20-$36. Streaming is free, but registration is required. After doing so, you will receive a link providing access to view the production for 48 hours. For both, go to metroplays.org

Description: Expect toe-tappin’, dance-in-your-seats fun at this Motown/hip-hop musical adaption of the Newberry Medal-winning picture book, presented by Metro Theater Company. Best for ages 5 and up.

Peter and the Wolf

When/Where: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Ave.

Virtual/In-person: In-person

RSVP: Tickets, from $12 to $19, are required and can be purchases at slso.org.

Description: Join Peter and his animal friends on a symphonic adventure in Sergei Prokofiev’s beloved work, “Peter and the Wolf.” A lively introduction to the orchestra, each character in this musical fairy tale is represented by a different instrument.

Children’s Mitzvah Program

When/Where: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive

Virtual/In-person: In-person

RSVP: Free; visit jccstl.com/festival-events-schedule/ for more information

Description: During his St. Louis childhood, Dean Robbins fell in love with Mighty Mouse and Superman, dressing up in superhero costumes and vowing to save the world. When he finally realized he would never have X-ray vision, he found real-life Jewish heroes who could be his role models, including Jonas Salk, the scientist who conquered polio. Dean introduces Salk and many others with his book, “Thank You, Dr. Salk.” He also reveals the secrets of how kids can become superheroes themselves. Sponsored by the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival.