Nishmah salon on ‘The New Jewish Food Movement’

The Nishmah Salon series offers an opportunity to connect and engage with other women in meaningful discussion on topics of interest to us as Jewish women.  Each Salon is held in a different location and/or time with different facilitators.  Women of all ages are invited to participate.

The first two Salons will be held at the Jewish Community Center’s Beit Midrash on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., facilitated by Sara Winkelman. On Wednesday, Oct. 23 it will be at noon, facilitated by Diane Maier. There also will be an evening salon at 7:30 Oct. 23 at a private home in Creve Coeur, facilitated by Simone Picker.  At 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 a salon will take place in an Olivette home, facilitated by Suzanne Epstein Lang. Locations will be disclosed upon registration.  

Each Salon group will discuss “Returning to the Garden: The New Jewish Food Movement,” from Lilith magazine.  The new Jewish farm features a wonderful cross-fertilization of ecology and social justice, with deep roots. A new crop of Jewish farmers is planting seeds of all sorts, building on an often-forgotten piece of Jewish agrarian history in North America. Discuss what is happening both locally and across the country. Your food may not look the same afterwards. Enjoy snacks, including fruit and veggies from the J’s own Hazon CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Suggested donation for each salon is $15.  Register online at or contact Director Sara Winkelman at 314-442-3268 or [email protected]