Music & Film
Arts & Lecture
Spirituality & Jewish Study

Art & Lecture

Monday, Feb 18

Mezuzah Making Workshop*

1:00-3:00pm or 7:00-9:00pm
Central Agency of Jewish Education, Kopolow Building

Create your own mezuzah cover with glass artist Batya Rich.
$35 materials fee payable at the door (cash or check)
Space is limited. RSVP required.

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A Heart of Wisdom: The Elder Years

Jewish Federation Kopolow Building

Using readings from Susan Berrin’s book, A Heart of Wisdom: Making the Jewish Journey from Midlife through the Elder Years, Marcia Mermelstein will explore and discuss life issues associated with aging from a Jewish perspective. Co-sponsored by Elderlink

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Tuesday, Feb 19

Our Back Yard: How St. Louis Jews
Learn, Live and Work Green

JCC Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building

Join us as Jewish grade school students, teens and adults talk about how the environment plays an
essential role in their education and professions. RSVP to Diane Maier 314-442-3190
Co-sponsored by the St. Louis Jewish Light, Jewish
Community Relations Council and the JCC

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Wednesday, Feb 20


Real Life/Real Food: Adventures in
Eating: Should Every Forkful Count?*

Traditional Congregation

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, High Protein, Kosher??? A panel of “foodies” and chefs focus on meeting the challenges of redefining the family diet. Includes cooking demonstration, tasting table, recipes, cooking tips and more.

$10 per person; RSVP required.
Co-sponsored by Traditional Congregation

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A Night of Discovery:
Genealogical and Family History

Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, Kopolow Building

Are you curious about your family history? Learn about the St. Louis Jewish Community Archives and
other resources available to support your search.
Co-sponsored by St. Louis Jewish Community Archives
and St. Louis Genealogical Society

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Thursday, Feb 21

Jesse Kavadlo, Ph.D.

Is Superman Jewish? Comics and
American Assimilation


This presentation will analyze similarities between the American Jewish experience and the plight of comic superheroes from the Golden Age of comics through today.

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Rabbi Lane Steinger

Beyond the “Edifice Complex:”
A Survey of Synagogue Architecture


We’ll examine the developments in the planning and construction of synagogues from early times to the present. Particular attention will be given to the great breakthroughs in synagogue design.

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