Aish holds Shabbat service

Aish will hold a Shabbat Learner’s Service on Friday, June 22 at the Aish HaTorah Center, “The Firehouse,” at 457 N. Woodsmill Rd. in Chesterfield. The program welcomes Jews from all backgrounds who are interested in exploring and experiencing the spirituality of Shabbat. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with candlelighting and an abbreviated educational service sharing insights into the Shabbat prayers followed by a catered gourmet Shabbat dinner of Caribbean cuisine. Reservations can be made by calling 314-862-AISH(2474). The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit for more information.

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Neve Shalom Art Gallery hosts ‘Night Vision’

Jacob’s Pillow, the coffeehouse for Jewish performing arts, presents “Night Vision,” a concert led by Rabbi James Stone Goodman, on Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. The concert will be preceded by the opening of the newest show in the Neve Shalom Art Gallery, “Motherhood and A Closer Look at Flowers,” beginning at 6 p.m. All events take place at Congregation Neve Shalom, 1240 Dautel, in the Rainbow Village, off of Olive Boulevard, one mile west of Lindbergh. Call 314-863-4366 for more information.

First annual walk-a-thon for Dystonia takes place July 1

St. Louisans from across the region will participate in “Moving Forward,” the first annual St. Louis dystonia Walk-a-thon to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, at the Sailboat Cove Entrance to Creve Coeur Park. Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder. Funds raised will benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.

For more information about the walk and registration, contact Nancy Present at 314-469-3243 or e-mail to: [email protected].

JCC and JF &CS will hold garden dedication June 22

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF &CS) and the day camps at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) joined forces to plant and grow a vegetable garden that will help feed the hungry. In development since autumn 2006, the garden will be maintained by the children who attend the camps and the produce will feed patrons of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Pantry, a program of JF &CS.

On Friday, June 22 at 1:30 pm, a dedication ceremony will take place in honor of the newly planted Kehillah vegetable garden, which was created by campers from the Jewish Community Center, and will will simultaneously celebrate the garden as well as the bringing in of Shabbat with a candle lighting ceremony, Shabbat songs, and blessings over the grape juice and challah.