Local News Briefs: December 30, 2015

Temple Israel to host annual cotillion program

In January, Temple Israel will begin its annual cotillion program for middle school-age students (11-13), educating Jewish and non-Jewish teens about the traditions, etiquette, dance, music and social interaction involved at a bar or bat mitzvah. Each class will delve into different aspects of the ceremony and will conclude with a “Mock Mitzvah” party for students.

The five-part series runs from Jan. 10 through Feb. 28. The class meets on Sunday evenings (Jan. 10, 24 and 31, and Feb. 21 and 28) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Congregation Temple Israel, 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr. in Creve Coeur.

The registration fee is $125. To download application forms or to watch a video of a Mock Mitzvah party in action, visit ti-stl.org/cotillion.


Deadline nears for Federation summer internship program

Through Jan. 15, Jewish Federation of St. Louis is accepting applications for the 2016 Class of The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders. This nine-week, paid summer opportunity provides employment at a local business or nonprofit organization, a community mentor and opportunities for students to engage with the local Jewish community as part of a special cohort. 

To be considered for The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders, students must:

• Attend college in St. Louis or live in St. Louis and attend college elsewhere

• Be entering their Junior or Senior year of college in Fall 2016

• Be available Monday through Friday, May 30 – July 29, 2016

• Be Jewish or interested in the St. Louis Jewish community

• Have access to transportation.

Additionally, Jewish Federation of St. Louis is seeking local businesses or non-profit organization to participate in the program. Learn more and apply at JFedSTL.org/The-Internship-Experience. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 15, 2016. For more information, contact Nate Rosenblum at [email protected] or 314-442-3726.