Kol Rinah hosts discussion on state of Conservative movement

Kol Rinah, the congregation created by the merger of Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel and Shaare Zedek, is continuing its series on the history of the Conservative movement with a talk by Rabbi Pamela Barmash entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in the Present and Future of the Conservative Synagogue, School and Camp” during a dinner and presentation at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the congregation’s Hanley Campus (the former Shaare Zedek, 829 North Hanley Road in University City). The talk takes place after a 6 p.m. Friday night service.

Barmash, who is also a member of Kol Rinah, is an associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew at Washington University and a member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly — the international association of Conservative rabbis.

RSVPs required by April 10; the cost for dinner is $18. For more information, visit www.bskisz.org.