‘Kaleidoscope of Israeli Culture’ is focus of this year’s Shaare Emeth Adult University

Marcia Moskowitz

The Shaare Emeth Adult University will take place on Monday, June 3 from 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. at Congregation Shaare Emeth.  This year’s theme is “A Kaleidoscope of Israeli Culture” features speakers discussing different facets of Israeli culture through cooking, new literature, advancement of new political processes and how the Reform Movement is being affected in Israel.  

Speakers include educator and longtime member, Marsha Grazman, demonstrating modern Israeli cooking; Marcia Moskowitz, CAJE President, reviewing well-known Israeli authors Amos Oz and David Grossman’s latest books and discuss how they reflect Israel through cultural eyes;  Cyndee Levy, CAJE Director of Education, discussing “Women at the Wall”; Joan Wolchansky, CAJE Senior Program Director of Family Education and Israeli Fellow, giving current information on the St. Louis Partnership with Yokneam-Meggido; and Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Stiffman, discussing the Reform Movement in Israel.

After lunch, the speaker will be Nancy Berg, a Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Washington University, where she teaches courses in Israeli culture and Hebrew, Jewish and Middle Eastern literatures.  She has lived and worked in the Middle East (Cairo, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv) for several years.

Lunch includes a choice of either Tuscan grilled chicken breast and Roma tomatoes on onion focaccia bread with basil pesto mayonnaise or walnut chicken salad on a croissant.  Each lunch comes with a side salad and dessert as well as a chocolate dipped strawberry.  Special dietary needs can also be accommodated.

The cost is $15 and RSVPs and enrollment fee required by May 29. To RSVP or to request special dietary lunches, call Paula Kanyo at 314-692-5372 or email [email protected].  Make checks payable to Shaare Emeth and mail to 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, Mo.  63141.