COMMUNITY CALENDAR ST. LOUIS JEWISH EVENTS

Hanukkah program to feature storyteller

Howard Schwartz, award-winning author and storyteller, will present “Jerusalem of Gold: Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City” at a Family Hanukkah Extravaganza at Congregation Kol Am, 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Kol Am office at 636-519-0082 or [email protected]

Hanukkah and the City Museum

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Congregation Shaare Emeth will hold a special Hanukkah event at the City Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. This afternoon is appropriate for families with children preschool through high school. The charge for the event is $8 per person. For more information or to register, please contact Ronnie Brockman at 314-569-0010 or [email protected]

Reform Singles 60’s+ will host dinner, music

The Reform Singles 60’s+ will host a Hanukkah dinner followed by a musical program featuring Cantor Linda Blumenthal and the Shira Choir at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Temple Israel. To make a reservation, send a $10 check payable to RST to Ken Schwartz, c/o United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. For more information, call Ruth at 314-432-4247.

Shalom Neighbor Candle Lighting

The Helene Mirowitz Department of Jewish Community Life at the Jewish Community Center is sponsoring the Shalom Neighbor Hanukkah Candle Lighting and Celebration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Jewish Community Center’s Fox Building in Chesterfield. The event will begin with the lighting of the outdoor Agam Menorah. The cost for non-member families is $12 and for member families is $8. For more information or to RSVP contact Sara Winkelman at 314-442-3268 or [email protected]

YPD Kicks Off 2007 with Oy Vegas II

Oy Vegas II … Double Down, a casino night, will kick off 2007 for the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Young Professionals’ Division on Saturday, Jan. 27, at The Westin of St. Louis, 811 Spruce Street (next to the stadium). Casino doors will be open from 8 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person if registered by Jan. 15, or $35 at the door. Please bring canned foods to donate to the Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Register online by Jan. 15 at www.jewishinstlouis.org/oyvegas. For more information, call Margo Schwartz at 314-442-3865 or [email protected]

JSAN will conduct leadership training

The Jewish Social Action Network (JSAN) has planned “Beyond Mitzvah Day: Building a Community of Jewish Social Activists,” a leadership training program for 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building. The cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, contact Marci at 314-442-3894 or Amy at 314-997-7566. A copy of the brochure can be downloaded by going to www.jcrcstl.org/JSAN.php.