LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

Solomon Schechter sets date for its 'Main Event'

Solomon Schechter Day School will recognize three of its “builders” — Arleen and Dr. Phillip Korenblat as the 2007 Event Honorees and Milton Movitz as the Leo I. Mirowitz Distinguished Service Award recipient — at its Main Event Sat., Mar. 10. The event, themed Livnot U’lehibanot (to build and to be built), will take place at 7 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Amoona. Jewish comedian, Avi Liberman (www.aviliberman.net), will perform at this Las Vegas-style extravaganza. His show will be preceded by Havdallah, an hors d’oeuvres buffet, cocktails, and an auction. Tickets are $118 per person. There will also be a Texas hold em’ tournament and sponsors will be treated to a dessert reception.

This event – to benefit the SSDS Scholarship Fund – is open to the whole community. Jim Guller, SSDS Board president said, “This is a wonderful way to kick off the Hebrew month of Adar…..laughing with a wonderful comedian, supporting the SSDS Scholarship fund which promotes diversity in our school, and honoring such outstanding benefactors of our school!” For ticket information, please call Martha Brodsky at 314-576-6177.

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Rabbi Grollman, Norman Seay honored by Jews United for Justice

This week at the Third Annual Jews United for Justice Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration, Rabbi Jerome Grollman, emeritus of United Hebrew and Norman Seay were honored at the old location of United Hebrew Congregation, now the Missouri Historical Society library and research center.