World Peace Day at CRC

The 21st Annual World Peace Day, “Opening the Heart,” will be held at 6 a.m., Dec. 31 at Central Reform Congregation. Doors will open at 5 a.m. for walking of the labyrinth or silent prayer or meditation. There will be a universal faith service. Call 314-865-3084 for more information.

Traditional Congregation will show movie ‘Only Human’


Traditional Congregation will show Only Human on Sunday, Dec. 24, as part of its “Dinner and a Movie” program. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The movie is rated R. No children, please. Bob Cohn, editor-in-chief emeritus of the Jewish Light, will review and coment on the film. Cost is $25 per person. Call 314-576-5230 to RSVP.

Block Yeshiva High School gets grant from AVI CHAI

Block Yeshiva High School has been awarded an AVI CHAI Bookshelf Grant. The AVI CHAI Foundation, a New York-based private foundation dedicated to supporting and encouraging the growing Jewish day school movement, developed the Bookshelf Program seven years ago to upgrade day school libraries. Block Yeshiva will receive funding from AVI CHAI over three years toward the purchase of materials (books, audiovisual items, computer hardware and software) for their media centers. At least half of the money must be used toward Judaic materials.

Photos are sought for contest

The Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is accepting submissions for the Irvin Schankman Memorial Photography Contest. Photographs of people and places in St. Louis taken within the last 50 years are eligible. There is no charge to submit photos. A maximum of 10 photos may be submitted. Deadline for submissions is Mar. 19. The three top photo winners will receive prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. Visit and click “PPRC GALLERY” for contest guidelines and a submission form. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

Evolution and Judaism will be topic at BSKI event

Two Washington University experts — Garland E. Allen, Ph.D, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and Ursula W. Goodenough, Ph.D., professor of biology and of anatomy and neurobiology — will discuss Intelligent Design, Evolution and Judaism from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, at Founders Hall, Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel. BSKI’s Rabbi Mordecai Miller will offer commentary. The cost is $14, including dinner. RSVP to 314-725-6230 or online at [email protected]?subject=Friday%20Night%20Dinner%20Jan%2026.