Center for Jewish Learning courses starting in May

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Center for Jewish Learning has announced two courses to start in May: 

“The Kabbalah of the Zohar” — Led by Rabbi Neal Rose, this four-week mini-course will begin on Monday, May 23 and continue on June 6, 20 and 27. Classes take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will delve into the Kabbalistic text known as the “Zohar — the Book of Splendor,” and explore teachings related to the mystical teachings on the nature of the universe, human beings and the Torah. Tuition for the course is $75.

“Encountering Mystery:  A Course in the Use of Guided Imagery”—Taught by Carol Rose, this four-session course meets from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, starting May 31. Participants will learn about Guided Imagery, a type of meditative or deep insight work, based on Kabbalistic, Biblical and Liturgical sources. Rose will help participants to “cultivate moments of openness, becoming more aware of the presence of holiness in our lives.”  Participants will explore Imagery Work, a method that combines the use of modern psychological insights and ancient mystical teachings to develop a practice suited to contemporary needs.  No previous experience with Guided Imagery Work is necessary.  Tuition is $70.

Classes take place at the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.  To register or for additional information, contact CJL Director Cyndee Levy at [email protected] or 314-442-3754, or visit