Reb Mimi Feigelson to visit St. Louis for series of events

Israeli Orthodox rabbi and scholar of Hasidic thought Reb Mimi Feigelson will visit St. Louis for a series of events April 23 to 26. She will serve as Traditional Congregation’s 2015 Scholar in Residence and speak at two additional events in the community. Feigelson received smicha from Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and has been recognized as one of the 50 most influential female rabbis in the United States. 

Events at Traditional Congregation include:

• Friday, April 24:  Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:30 p.m., Shabbat dinner, 7:15 PM, program at 8:30 p.m. on “God’s Vision: Rav Kook’s Model of Leadership for the 21st Century.”  The cost is $15/person, RSVP by April 15.

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• Shabbat, April 25: Shabbat services begin at 9 a.m., followed by kiddush luncheon and Feigelson’s presentation at 1 p.m. on “A Con-Textual Life:  From Yerushalayim to Beverly Hills.” Free.

• Sunday, April 26:  Brunch at 9:45 a.m., followed at 10:45 a.m. by Feigelson’s talk on “Observations of a Rebellious Daughter:  Psycho-Spiritual Preparation for Shiva.”  The cost is $12/person; RSVP by April 21.

All events take place at Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Road. To RSVP or for more information, contact Marian Gordon at 314-576-5230 or [email protected]

Feigelson will also speak at B’nai Amoona (324 S. Mason Road) from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23 on “Social  and Spiritual Activism – Does God Really Care?” (part of the Jewish Federation’s Sh’ma: Listen! Speakers Series) and at St. Louis Hillel (6300 Forsyth Boulevard) from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 24, where she will discuss “The Moment God Lost God’s Vision: Leadership and Mastery in the 21st Century.