B’nai B’rith holds bus tour of Jewish St. Louis

B’nai B’rith St. Louis is coordinating a tour of Jewish St. Louis, led by acclaimed guide Linda Koenig. Koenig, who owns Gateway Tours, annually conducts 150 educational tours for local and national groups, and was recently featured in the St. Louis Jewish Light’s Simcha magazine. The air-conditioned bus will depart Temple Israel’s parking lot promptly at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. During the four-hour tour, participants will visit the original locations of several Jewish temples and synagogues, as well as various buildings, monuments and geographic sites with a Jewish history.

The tour is open to anyone age 10 years and older. Families are encouraged to make this a multi-generational experience. The cost is $35/person, and includes all fees, driver gratuity and on-board snacks and beverages. For more information or to RSVP, please call 314-569-4122 or visit www.bnaibrithstl.org to download the registration form.

Nishmah holds young women’s program

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Nishmah’s Young Women’s Group is hosting “Adding Dimension to the High Holidays; Reflection, Forgiveness and Opportunities.” The Young Women’s group is a social network of women in their 20s and 30s who are interested in relating with other young women for the purpose of relationship building, spiritual enrichment and connecting to the Jewish community. Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, associate rabbi at Congregation United Hebrew will facilitate the program. The event will take place at Borders Books and Music on Brentwood Blvd., from 7:30-9 p.m. There is a $10 participation fee. RSVP requested to Ronit Sherwin at Nishmah at 314-862-2777 or via e-mail to [email protected].

NHBZ holds teen High Holiday services

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will hold Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Teen Services for teens in 8th grade through high school on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Yom Kippur, Thursday, Oct. 9. Services are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. There will be a teens-only Kiddush following the Rosh Hashanah service. Services will be led by Rabbi Chaim Possick of Torah MiTzion Kollel and Avrumi Smason, Youth leader of Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Congregation. Teens are encouraged to bring friends with whom they would like to attend services. Services will be held at the NHBZ Educational Building (located behind the synagogue’s main building, 8630 Olive Blvd). Call 314-991-2100, ext. 2 for information.

Blood Drive at United Hebrew

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 16 from 3:00-7:00p.m. at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road. All individuals 17 years of age and over who weigh at least 110 pounds are encouraged to participate. Individuals may come to the Temple any time between 3:00-7:00p.m. to give their donation. To schedule a specific donation time or for more information, call Ken Schwartz at 314-434-3404 ext. 103.

Bais Yaakov holds Holiday Bake Sale

Bais Yaakov of st louis will be holding its first annual Holiday Bake Sale on Sunday, Sept. 14. The sale will be held at both the Creve Coeur and Chesterfield Jewish Community Center campuses from 10 a.m. until noon. All desserts will be available for tasting before purchase. Stock up on home-baked goods for the High Holidays. Come early because quantities are limited! Call Mimi David 314-910-8136 for more information.

Young Hadassah Kickoff event

Young Hadassah has Kick Off Event, September 11th at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square

(September 2, 2008 St. Louis, MO) St. Louis Chapter Hadassah is launching its Young Hadassah Group at a Kick Off party at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, 1915 Park Ave., St. Louis, 63104, on Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Women are invited to come out and meet each other, network, learn about Hadassah and discover the opportunities they have to plan events of interest to them.

Event chair, Ilana Barash, put out the invite, “Wish this many young Jewish ladies in St. Louis, let’s get together, have a few drinks and learn more about Hadassah in St. Louis!”

For more information, call: 314-991-0434, visit Hadassah St. Louis Facebook Page or St. Louis Chapter Hadassah website: www.stlouis.hadassah.org.

UH holds seniors group meeting

The United Hebrew Monday Seniors Group open to all individuals 60 years of age and over, will hold its next program on Sept. 22 at noon in the Messing Auditorium. The featured entertainer will be Beverly Condray, a professional pianist and singer. Condray will perform a variety of Broadway show tunes, Big Band music, and songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Prior to the program, participants will be served a baked chicken lunch catered by Dierberg’s. The cost to attend the program is $8 per person. To make reservations, send a check made payable to United Hebrew, c/o Ken Schwartz, United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 by Sept. 17. Indicate when making your reservation, whether you prefer white or dark meat. For more information, call Ione at 314-434-5645.

Neve Shalom hosts Jacob’s Pillow

Congregation Neve Shalom will hold “Secrets of God,” a concert at Jacob’s Pillow featuring Miryam Raziel, vocalist and special guest artist Mitzi MacDonald, singer-songwriter, and her band Keltic Reign on Saturday night, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

Miryam will be accompanied by Rabbi James Stone Goodman and his conventicle of intentional friends, featuring the musical Shlomo. Congregation Neve Shalom is at 1240 Dautel Ln. In the Rainbow Village. Dautel is off Olive Blvd., 1.6 miles east of I-270, 1.1 miles west of Lindbergh.

Turn north at Walgreens. Travel 1/2 mile. Turn right at Rainbow Village and follow the signs to the Neve Shalom building in back.

Follow the path to the painted door bordering the woods. For more information, call 314-863-4366. There will be a $10 donation requested at the door and refreshments will be served.