NEWS BRIEFS UPCOMING EVENTS

Kindermusik event set for next month

On Jan. 8 or 11, Kindermusik will hold a celebration, “Little Musicians” to benefit the St. Louis Symphony at 9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center Marilyn Fox Building (JCC), 16801 Baxter Rd. There is no charge.

Donations to the St. Louis Symphony are optional.

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To register, call 314-434-9496 (Jan Fishman) or email [email protected] or visit www.kindermusikstl.com.

A second session will be held on Wed., Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at the BSKI Children’s Education Center, 1107 E. Linden

To register, call 314-434-9496 (Jan Fishman) or email [email protected] or visit www.kindermusikstl.com.

OACAP to hold meeting

OACAP, (older) Adult Community Action Program’s December open board meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 26, will primarily be a time for members to come together for fun, friendship and to celebrate the end of 2007. The meeting will be at 10 a.m., at Crown Center, 8350 Delcrest Drive, in the Weinberg Lounge. There will be a brief business meeting prior to the informal program. All members are invited. Refreshments will be served. Call 314-993-5181, or email [email protected] for more information.

Zeda’s Beat Box will play

Zeda’s Beat Box, a St. Louis rock and reggae band will open for MU 330 and Murder City Players at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave on Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The event, titled Winter Ska-liday Party, is being sponsored by KDHX 88.1 FM. Visit www.offbroadwaystl.com/calendar for more information.

JProStl opens process

JProStl has announced the 2007 Peer Excellence Awards nomination process. Nominations will be taken through Dec. 31. To access one of the eight nomination categories and forms, visit www.jewishinstlouis.org/careercenter.

Lion’s Den offers pizza

Fresh kosher pizza in the St. Louis area can be found at the monthly Lion’s Den Pizza Night dinners at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Synagogue.

The community enjoys these events on the last Sunday evening of each month.

There’s the famous Sandie’s tossed salad bowl, crispy garlic toast, numerous pizza combos from Uncle Will’s pizza oven, beverage and desert.

All is served on an all-you-care-to-eat basis and at family fare prices of $10 for adults and $6 for kids. The next Lion’s Den is Dec. 30 at 5 p.m.

Lunchtime book talk set

There will be a book talk presented by educator and book discussion leader Naomi Fishman, of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon, a murder mystery, a love story and an homage to 1940s noir, set in the imaginary Jewish homeland that is Alaska, at 11:30 a.m., Jan. 16.

The program will be held at the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, located in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

Bring a sack lunch — coffee and dessert will be provided.

Admission is $7 per person; free to Friends of the Library.

Reservations are required by Jan. 15.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 314-442-3720 or email [email protected]

PJ Storytime at Brodsky Library to celebrate Tu Bishevat Jan. 15

Children ages 3-9 and their parents and grandparents are invited to celebrate Tu Bishevat at PJ Storytime on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:45 p.m., at the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, 12 Millstone Campus Dr.

Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to this evening celebration which will feature stories of trees and nature by library director Barbara Raznick, crafts and a special treat.

There is no charge for PJ Storytime, but reservations are required by Monday, Jan. 14, by calling the Brodsky Library, 314-442-3720 or email [email protected]

JFed campaign to be launched with party

“We’ll bring the bar…you bring the mitzvah” is the tagline for the Young Professionals Division of Jewish Federation’s 2008 Campaign Kickoff event, a YPD bar mitzvah party. It will run from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Ritz-Carlton. The event will feature open bar, desserts and radio talent Deejay Jay Maddox, caricaturists, a strolling magician, balloon artist, games, prizes photographers and dancing. Those who attend are encouraged to bring school supplies for underprivileged children in St. Louis’ sister-city region in Israel, Yokne’am-Megiddo. Cost is $36 to pre-register or $40 at the door. RSVP at www.jewishinstlouis.org/ barmitzvah. For information, call 314-442-3865 or [email protected]