Jewish St. Louis events Community Calendar

Mysticism classes set

Rabbi Max Weiman, director of the Kabbalah Institute of St. Louis, will teach a class on “Happiness & Pleasure: What the Almighty Wants for Us” from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on four Mondays, beginning Oct. 16. From 7:30-8:45 a.m. on three Mondays beginning Nov. 13, Weiman will teach how the infiniteness of the Almighty is incorporated into the mystical aspects of Hebrew. A knowledge of the Hebrew language is not necessary. Classes will be held at the Central Agency for Jewish Education, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Contact Esther Zimand at [email protected] or by phone 314-442-3754 to register or for more information.

Club presents programon Jewish lyricists

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Dr. Burton Boxerman will present his program “They Wrote the Words: Jewish Lyricists of Broadway and Hollywood” at Shaare Zedek Men’s Club meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18. From Lorenz Hart to Oscar Hammerstein to Sammy Kahn, talented Jews wrote the lyrics to songs that everyone knows and sings. The club will meet at Shaare Zedek Synagogue, 829 North Hanley Road, University City. The meeting begins with a deli dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the meeting and presentation. Cost is $5. For reservations, call 314-727-1747 or [email protected]

Soldiers will visit for talk

The Jewish Community Relations Council’s Congregational Israel Committee Network will sponsor an evening of conversation with David Bitton and Lior Appelbaum, soldiers from St. Louis’s Partnership2000 region, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 South Mason Road. The evening is free and open to the public. For additional information contact the JCRC at 314-442-3871 or [email protected]

Hevrah of Young Persons will hold Shabbat dinner

Hevrah of Young Persons will hold a Shabbat dinner at the home of Rabbi John Franken on Friday, Oct. 20. Contact Event Chair Todd Binenstock at 314-409-0991 or [email protected] for more details or to RSVP and to get directions.

Jacob’s Pillow scheduled

The next Jacob’s Pillow, the coffee house of sacred music and sacred story, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The evening is a celebration of the life, stories, and music of Rebbe Nachman, the Hasidic story myth master. Jacob’s Pillow is a function of Congregation Neve Shalom, in the Rainbow Village, 1240 Dautel. A donation will be requested at the door. For more information, call Neve Shalom at 314-863-4366.

Marcia Moskowitz to give Book Talk

Writer and educator, Marcia Moskowitz will discuss the book Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library. The library is located in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Those attending the book discussion should bring a sack lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Admission is free to members of the Friends of the Brodsky Library and $5 per person for others. Reservations are required no later than Oct. 24. For more information or to make reservations call 314-442-3720 or e-mail [email protected]

Neumans will receive AJC’s Netzach Award

The St. Louis Chapter of the American Jewish Committee will honor Sanford and Rosalind Neuman and Shula Neuman with the presentation of the Sixteenth Annual Netzach Award at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Westin Hotel Promenade Ballroom. RSVP by Dec. 1. A minimum gift of $250 per person is requested to attend the dinner and award presentation. Call 314-721-8866.