Shabbaton at Bais Yaakov

Miriam Silver, from Dallas, Tex., looks through her information packet, going over her schedule for the weekend at Bais Yaakov High School. Silver was among the 9th and 10th grade girls visiting Bais Yaakov for their Shabbaton weekend that the high school sponsors every other year, attracting students from several states.

Solomon Schechter sets date for its ‘Main Event’

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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.

Library will hold Purim Party for kids

A Family Purim Party for children ages 3 to 9 and their parents and grandparents will be held at 6 :45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Call 314-442-3720 or email [email protected] for more information. The library, in conjuction with JCRC and the Holocaust Museum, will also hold a book discussion on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 15.

A Shabbat of Inclusion: Being Jewish and Gay

Rabbi Dr. Neal Rose will moderate a discussion with gay and lesbian members of the St. Louis Jewish Community at Shabbat services at 9 a.m., Mar. 3. The guests will discuss their experiences and struggles while trying to “be themselves” and find an honorable place in the Jewish community. The discussion will continue following Kiddush at a “Lunch & Learn Session.” For further information, contact Rabbi Rose at 314-576-9990, ext. 110.

BSKI to present Perlmutter

BSKI’s Adult Education Committee will present “Digging in the Holy Land at Tel Dor?” by Larry Perlmutter, president of the St. Louis Society of the Archaelological Institute of America, at 10 a.m., Feb. 25. Call 314-725-6230 for more information.

‘Doctor’s Lounge’ event set

The Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation will feature “Perspectives on Death and Dying” at the next “Doctor’s Lounge” in Steve’s Room at the JCC at 10 a.m., Sun., Feb. 25. Call 314-442-3818 for more information.

‘Ages and Stages’ scheduled

Jewish Family and Children’s Service WINGS Lunch & Learn Program will present its second “Ages & Stages” initiative on pediatric anxiety featuring Barbara Danin at noon, Tues., Feb. 27. Call 314-812-9366.

Purim Party and Birthday Ball set for later this month

Crown Center for Senior Living will have a Purim Party and Birthday Ball beginning with dinner and hamantashen in the dining room at 5 p.m. with the ball beginning at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment by Alexander’s Band, Wed., Feb. 28. Call 314-991-2055 for more information.

Temple to hold Islam series

Temple Emanuel invites participants to the first of a two-part series on Islam at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Mar. 1. Call 314-432-5877 for more information.

Shaare Emeth to offer ‘Beit Sefer Cafe’

For three consecutive Wednesdays, Feb. 28, Mar. 7 and 14, the Shaare Emeth Lifelong Learning Committee, under the auspices of the Dr. Stanley B. Lyss Lecture Series, will “open” a Beit Sefer Caf é at the temple.

Over the course of each evening, participants will have the opportunity to attend two classes. During the break between them there will be socializing over fine coffees, teas, desserts and live music.

Classes will either be “Triple Shots”, continuing for all three weeks, or “One Shot Deals” that will be completed in a single session. Wide ranging class topics include “What Would Moses Do? A Study of Jewish Ethics”, “Hooray for Hollywood”, “It’s not Easy Being a Teen: The Complex Issues Facing Jewish Teens Today”, “Amichai-Poet of Our People”, and “No Experience Necessary: Israeli Dancing for Beginners”. Cost is $7 per week or $18 for the entire series. For questions or for registration information, call Susan Murray at 314-569-0010.

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.