Nishmah Salon series to discuss transition and loss

The Nishmah Salon series offers an opportunity for women of all ages to connect and engage with other women in meaningful discussion on topics of interest to Jewish women.  

The salons listed below each deal with the subject of transition and loss. Even though it is part of the cycle of life, the ways in which people cope and the ways in which people try to provide support to those grieving, can be vastly different. 

The salons will explore Jewish rituals related to mourning and the messages they convey. Participants are invited to discuss personal transitions and loss, how Judaism can or has helped them in this process, and what people can learn about being a better support for others experiencing grief. Articles for discussion will be shared upon registration.  

The suggested donation for each salon is $15 ($5 suggested donation for young adults and students). Register online at or contact Director Sara Winkelman at [email protected] or 314-442-3268.

All Salons will discuss the same articles; participants should choose the time that works best for them:

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• Wednesday Sept. 30 — 7:30-9 p.m. facilitated by Nava Kantor in the sukkah at Next Dor, 5062 Waterman Boulevard

• Wednesday Sept. 30, 12:30 to 2 p.m., facilitated by Sara Winkelman in a sukkah at the Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur; guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch

• Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30 to 9 p.m., facilitated by Sue Lapp in a private sukkah in Clayton

• Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., facilitated by Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro at the United Hebrew sukkah

Private locations will be disclosed upon registration.