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St. Louis Jewish Light

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Tech Tutor program offers seniors a lifeline during pandemic

By Joan Denison January 28, 2021

Last March, as the pandemic caused everyone to shelter in place and go online to stay connected, senior adults, many who live by themselves, became even more isolated. Though Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video and other apps enabled people to work...

Upcoming speakers at Mirowitz Center online learning events include (from left) Karen Aroesty, Alan Spector and Rabbi Mark Shook.

Mirowitz Center plans Zoom learning events

June 18, 2020

The Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place will hold several online learning events featuring guest speakers on a variety of topics in June and July: • Tuesday, June 30: “When is it Time to Ask for the Keys?” One of the most difficult issues senior...

Dr. David Carr

Mirowitz Center holds Zoom talk on older drivers

June 4, 2020

The Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place will hold a free Zoom discussion at 2 p.m. June 24 with Dr. David Carr on “Driving Ms. Daisy – When Is It Time to Take an Uber?!”Carr is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the...

Rabbi Binyomin Mazer, the mashgiach at HJ’s Cafe, works in the restaurant’s kosher dairy kitchen. Photo: Eric Berger

Covenant’s cafe thrives with 2 kitchens, kosher and non-kosher

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR January 17, 2020

If you were to walk into HJ’s Cafe on a weekday afternoon, you might notice that the new restaurant at the Mirowitz Center in Covenant Place offers items such as a chili cheese dog as well as a kosher tuna melt.Some guests have asked Covenant Place...

Weekday morning traffic going south on Lindbergh Boulevard passes by the steel sculptures adorning the hillside of the I.E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus. Sprinkled throughout the campus are a total of 215 pieces of art. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Public art a highlight of reborn Millstone Campus

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 9, 2020

As he takes a reporter on a tour of the art at the I.E. Millstone Campus near Creve Coeur, Michael Staenberg beams with pride. The Jewish philanthropist and developer resembles a proud papa, although in this case his offspring are 215 pieces of art, valued...

Philanthropists I.E. Millstone (left) and Michael Staenberg look on during a 2007 groundbreaking for the Jewish Community Center’s planned Staenberg Family Complex. The J’s new fitness and wellness building would open in 2009, marking the start of a series of major construction and renovation projects of Jewish community institutions on the Millstone Campus during the past decade. File photo: Mike Sherwin

Decade of transformation reshapes Millstone Campus

BY DAVID BAUGHER, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT January 9, 2020

Filled with energy-friendly features such as water-retaining xeriscaping, high-performance fluorescent lighting and thermal equalizers in the gym, the Staenberg Family Complex was a model of efficiency. Though the complex’s footprint was smaller than...

(L-R): Theresa Mann and Connie Williams are front-of-the-house managers at HJ’s Cafe, a new restaurant inside Covenant Place with kosher and non-kosher kitchens. 

HJ’s Café at Covenant Place begins serving breakfast, lunch, with dinner service to start in November

October 17, 2019

The new HJ’s Café, located adjacent to the Mirowitz Center in the new Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building, has opened and is currently serving breakfast and lunch on Mondays through Fridays in October. Starting in November, HJ’s Café will be...

Bob Dylan will perform with his band Oct. 22 at Stifel Theatre. 

New men’s club, teen learning and Bobby’s back

Ellen Futterman, Editor September 12, 2019

FEL for the fellasLast week, about 100 people showed up at the Mirowitz Center to learn about a new men’s group forming called FEL (Friends Enjoying Life). It’s modeled after similar efforts in Naples, Fla. and Phoenix,  the latter of which is called...

Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place opening with free week of classes

Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place opening with free week of classes

August 30, 2019

Covenant Place’s new Mirowitz Center will celebrate its opening the week of Sept. 9 by offering the community free trial classes.The following are recurring programs. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/Mirowitz-Center-form (click...

NCJW to lead Advocacy 101 class at Mirowitz Center

NCJW to lead Advocacy 101 class at Mirowitz Center

August 28, 2019

NCJW’s “Advocacy 101” class is a new addition to the Mirowitz Center programming lineup.  Class participants will learn ways to advocate to their legislators on issues of importance. Classes take place once a month for five months, beginning in...

Covenant Place II Cahn Building Ribbon Cutting

Staenberg Family Foundation funds matching challenge grant for Covenant’s Mirowitz Center

June 30, 2019

Michael and Carol Staenberg and the Staenberg Family Foundation, are funding $50,000 for a one-to-one matching challenge grant to raise funds that will support programs, resources and services offered at Covenant Place’s new Mirowitz Center, opening...

Covenant Place II Cahn Building Ribbon Cutting

Covenant Place II Cahn Building Dedication

June 30, 2019

On June 21, Covenant Place held a ribbon-cutting event marking the completion of the Covenant II Cahn Family Building. The building, named for donors Paul and Elissa Cahn, was constructed as part of the $34 million second phase of Covenant Place’s...

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