Upcoming events for Jewish families in St. Louis


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Golf at the Galleries

When/Where: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 12-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 6 at the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required: Advanced tickets required; prices range from $5-$10, metrotix.com.

Description: This artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation has been designed to be inclusive, family friendly and accessible.

The History Clubhouse at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

When/Where? One-hour play sessions at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays each week throughout the summer

Virtual/In-Person? In-person. All visitors ages 9 and older who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a face mask.

RSVP required? Free, advanced reservations are required by calling 314-361-9017 or by emailing [email protected].

Description: This interactive space is specially designed for children and their families. Start by exploring downtown St. Louis, complete with re-creations of iconic buildings that stand up to 15-feet tall. Then take a trolley ride back in time to serve food at a café during the 1904 World’s Fair, pilot a steamboat on the Mississippi River, and playhouse in the ancient city of Cahokia. Dress up in period costumes, put on a puppet show, fish over the edge of a canoe, and so much more, all while experiencing local history.

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

When/Where: Through Oct. 3 at the St. Louis Science Center

Virtual/In-person: In-person

RSVP required? Reservations are required and can be made at slsc.org or by calling 314-289-4424. A limited number of walk-up reservations may be available. Due to city guidelines, a mask or facial covering is required inside the Science Center.

Description: Featuring more than 125 real mummies and artifacts from across the globe, the exhibition offers an unprecedented look into the lives of people from every region of the world. Who were they? Where did they come from? What can they teach us?

Emerson Dinoroarus opens at the Zoo

When/Where? Through Oct. 31 at the St. Louis Zoo

Virtual/In-person? In-person, outdoors

RSVP required? No, but reservations for the zoo are required at www.stlzoo.org

Description: This engaging attraction (in the former children’s zoo area) for all ages features 16 different groupings of animatronic and stationary dinosaurs. The cost is $5.95/ticket with advanced zoo reservation (free for zoo members).

Tot Shabbat

When/Where? Friday, Aug. 20 at 5:45 pm at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Blvd.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No

Description: Outdoor Tot Shabbat services in CRC’s backyard playground is geared toward families with young children. As recommended by the CDC, unvaccinated children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.

Family Kabbalat Shabbat

When/Where? Friday, Aug. 20 at 5:45 pm at Kol Rinah, 7701 Maryland Ave.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Registration required. Email [email protected]

Description: Geared toward families with children in preschool through middle school. Masks required for those 2 and up.

Mommy and Me – Rosh Hashanah Series

Where/When? Sunday, Aug. 22 (also Aug. 29 and Sept. 5) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center of St. Charles County.

Virtual/In-Person? In-person

RSVP required? $5 suggested donation. For more info, email Bassy Landa at [email protected]

Description: A special place for mother and child (ages 0-4) to spend quality time together, all the while connecting with other moms in a warm and friendly environment.  Program will include singing, movement, sensory activities, crafts, playtime and brunch.

Preparing a sweet New Year 

Where/When? Sunday, Aug. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, 650 N. Price Road.

Virtual/In-Person? In-person

RSVP required? RSVP to [email protected]

Description: Join the Young Family program at NHBZ for a fun and tasty event as we prepare for Rosh Hashanah and a sweet new year! Learn about how honeybees produce honey. Enjoy tasting fresh, natural honey, while learning about why Jews traditionally have honey on Rosh Hashanah!

Intergenerational Family Picnic

Where/When? Sunday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur Day Camp Pavilion (back parking lot)

Virtual/In-Person? In-person

RSVP required? RSVP to jccstl.com/picnic

Description: Perfect for families with children 10 years and younger, this family-friendly picnic will feature balloon animals, bubbles, an ice cream truck and goodie bag (one per family. Bring your own dinner and a blanket. CDC guidelines for mask requirements at outdoor gatherings will be followed. For questions, email Emile at [email protected] or Jen at [email protected].

Family Friendly Friday Night Experience

Where/When? Friday, Aug. 27 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Amoona

Virtual/In-Person? In-person

RSVP required? www.bnaiamoona.com/upcoming

Description: Plan to arrive at 4:45 at the Early Childhood Center playground to visit with friends and play. At 5:15 Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham and Morah Brandi Roach will gather everyone to sing a few Kabbalat Shabbat songs and visit with a few of the rabbi’s puppet friends.

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