Community Calendar St. Louis Jewish events

B'nai El holds free brunch

B’nai El Congregation will hold a free pancake brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 13, to promote the B’nai El Religious and Hebrew (BERAH) Program. The program will include activities for the children. For more information call Essie Mitchel or Rabbi Plotkin at 314-432-6393.

Hadassah will sponsor brain tumor program


St. Louis Chapter Hadassah will sponsor “Two Women, Two Worlds, Together … Stepping Closer to a Cure for Brain Tumors” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Maryville University Auditorium, 13550 Conway Road. Dr. Tali Siegal, founder and director of Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital’s Neuro-Oncology Department in Israel, and Suzy Esstman will speak. For information or to RSVP call the St. Louis Chapter Hadassah office at 314-991-0434.

Former terrorist at premiere

The St. Louis premiere screening of the film Obsession will be followed by guest speaker Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the St. Louis Frontenac Hilton Hotel, 1335 South Lindbergh Blvd., at Highway 40. Admission is $5 for students, $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets and sponsorships, call 314-862-2474.

Interfaith Partnership to mark anniversary

Interfaith Partnership will hold its 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel, 1335 South Lindbergh Blvd. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, will speak. Tickets are $75. For more information contact Reena Hajat or Irene Randall at 314-531-4787.

Area Lions of Judah to attend conference

Thirty St. Louis Jewish Federation Lions of Judah will join 1,500 of the world’s most philanthropic Jewish women at the International Lion of Judah Conference in Washington Sept. 10-12. For information, contact Aliyah Schneider at 314-442-3832 or [email protected]

United Hebrew plans innovative Shabbat

United Hebrew Congregation will offer “Synergize your Mind, Body & Soul,” its first Synaplex Shabbat of the year, Sept. 15-16. Programming will focus on preparing for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. For more information, call 314-469-0700 or visit