Upcoming family events in the St. Louis Jewish community

Local Jewish musician Rick Recht has partnered with PJ Library, a nonprofit that provides families with free Jewish children’s books, for a new streaming service featuring Jewish music. Photo: rickrecht.com


Rock out with St. Louis and celebrate Israel at 73 

When/Where? Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Virtual/In person? At the Virtual J

RSVP required? Register at community.jccstl.org 

Description: Grab your family and gather around the TV for a virtual all-star concert in celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Performers include Rick Recht, Nefesh Mountain, David Broza, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Rabbi Lisa Silverstein, Chava Mirel, Laurie Akers, Shimon Smith and Josh Nelson.

Tippy Toe Dance

When/Where:Wednesdays, through May 12 from 3-3:45 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Chesterfield

In person/virtual? In-person

RSVP required? Contact Emilie Brockman 314-442-3267 or [email protected]

Description: A fun, positive, nurturing environment for children ages 3-5 to experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement. Ballet shoes are preferred but not required. Masks are required. Cost is $72 members/$90 nonmembers.

Celebrate Israel at 73: Community-wide drive-thru Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration 

When/Where? Thursday, April 15, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex near Creve Coeur 

Virtual/In person? In person, in car

RSVP required? No 

Description: Decorate your car for Yom Ha’Atzmaut! Prizes for best decorations as well as games for children. First 100 cars receive a special gift bag. Israeli concert with music from the Idan Raichel Project, Sarit Hadad, Rami Kleinstein and T-Slam. The event is being planned by numerous Jewish congregations and organizations, including St. Louis Chapter of the Israeli American Council, the Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Friends of Israel and Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Emerson Dinoroarus opens at the Zoo

When/Where? April 17 (through Oct. 31) at the St. Louis Zoo 

Virtual/In person? In person

RSVP required? No

Description: This engaging attraction (in the former children’s zoo area) for all ages features 16 different groupings of animatronic and stationary dinosaurs. The cost is $5.95/ticket with advanced zoo reservation (free for zoo members). Visit www.stlzoo.org/visit/zoo-reservations

Kol Rinah Night “Out” with A&R Workshop Olivette 

When/Where? Sunday, April 18 at 8 p.m.

Virtual/In person? Virtual 

RSVP required? Yes. Contact Melissa Bellows with questions at [email protected]

Description: After the kids are in bed, enjoy some wine, chocolate and schmoozing while creating your own beautiful wood tray. Use it as a challah tray, a cheese board, or anything you’d like. 

The Schmooze 

When/Where? Sunday, April 25 (recurring every Sunday morning) 9-10 a.m. at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, 650 N. Price Road in Olivette 

Virtual/In person? Check the NHBZ website.

RSVP required? More information available soon on the NHBZ website. 

Description: Join Rabbi Avi Okin at NHBZ on Sunday mornings for a schmooze on Jewish topics geared toward middle schoolers (9-9:30 a.m.) and high schoolers (9:30-10 a.m.)

Author Sheri Glantz discusses new book during virtual Mirowitz Center event

Where/When? From 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28

Virtual/In-Person? Virtual event via Zoom

RSVP required? Yes. To register for this free, online Mirowitz Center program, visit http://bit.ly/Mirowitz-registration, call 314-733-9813 or email [email protected].

Description: Join local St. Louis author and community volunteer Sheri Glantz as she premieres the release of her new book, “FLY!” and shares her inspiration for creating the manuscript. “FLY!”  is illustrated and composed in rhyme and portrays the concept of roots and wings. 

Celebrate Lag B’omer with Bais Abe

Where/When? Thursday, April 29 at  7:15pm at Bais Abraham Congregation, 6910 Delmar Blvd., University City

Virtual/In-Person? In-person (spaced outside)

RSVP required? RSVP here

Description: Join Bais Abe in the backyard for snacks fireside, learning and live music. Families/pods will be spread out across the lawn and have their own time to roast a hot dog/veggie dog over the fire. Free, donations appreciated