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Jewish Arts & Soul Project

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Featuring Jewish-themed art, spiritual, health and wellness workshops for men and women in their 20s through 50s. Join the Jewish Arts & Soul Project in creative spaces throughout St. Louis for unique experiences that nourish the mind, body and spirit. It’s a new way to engage! Generously funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Upcoming Events

March 1: Fiber Art Masks

Location: The J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building
Date: Wednesday, March 1
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $25

Create wearable artwork for your Purim costume using dry-felting and wool painting techniques. Fiber artist and sculptor Kim Wilson teaches participants basic skills to design imaginative masks using prefelts, wool roving and recycled sweaters. All supplies and refreshments provided. Artists are welcome to bring additional materials (beads, ribbons, etc.) to embellish their masks.

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March 7: Whiskey & Hamantaschen Tasting

Location: Gamlin Whiskey House
Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $30

When the Jewish People were saved from Haman’s evil edict, Mordecai proclaimed there be “days of drinking and rejoicing” (Esther 9:22). Celebrate Purim with an educational whiskey tasting led by Gamlin Whiskey House’s spirits expert. Sip unique batches of scotch, bourbon and rye paired with artisanal, locally baked hamantaschen. Costumes encouraged.

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April 5: Leather Journal Making

Location: The J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $10

The Passover Haggadah recounts a history of Israelite oppression and liberation. It is a healing resource for the Jewish people, much like a journal is a powerful tool for processing and reflecting on personal experiences. Local artist Abby Bennet teaches how to fabricate and customize your own leather-bound journal using upcycled materials. All supplies and light refreshments provided.

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April 16: Passover Hike at Laumeier

Location: Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Rd, St. Louis
Date: Sunday, April 16
Time: 10-11:30am
Cost: Free (advanced registration required)

Maxine Mirowitz, RYT, creator of Torah Trailblazers, leads a rejuvenating hike through the trails of Laumeier Sculpture Park. Hikers explore the intersection of art and nature while considering Passover themes such as freedom and renewal. Kids welcome. (No stroller access; rain or shine pending condition of trails.)

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May 4: Tastes of Tahina

Location: The University City home of Ruth Raskas and Nigel Ohrenstein (address will be provided to registrants)
Date: Thursday, May
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $25

Tahina has been a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. Tasty, versatile, inexpensive and vegan, this ground sesame seed condiment is enjoying a popularity boom in restaurants around the world. Explore the wonders of tahina with a four-course tasting menu and hands-on culinary fun led by local chef and caterer Rachel Persellin-Armoza. (Vegetarian, Jewish dietary laws observed.)

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May 30: Salad Harvest Party

Location: EarthDance Farms, 233 S. Dade Ave, St. Louis
Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 11am – 1pm
Cost: $15 adults, $7 kids (2-12 yrs.), babies free

Back by popular demand, a farm to table Shavuot celebration! Participants tour St. Louis’ own EarthDance Farms, learn about organic farming practices from farm experts, and hand-pick ingredients for a delicious picnic lunch. Comfortable clothing and footwear suggested. (Vegetarian)

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For more information about the Jewish Arts & Soul Project, please contact Shira Kraft, Program Coordinator, 314.442.3111.
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