The J will be open from 8am to 5pm on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Group Exercise classes will follow the normal schedule between 8am and 5pm (the 12pm Express Sculpt class at Fox is cancelled). For more information about schedule changes due to Memorial Day and the St. Louis Senior Olympics, click here.

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Festival Events & Schedule

2017 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Schedule

May 28: Breaking Fashion Barriers with Maureen Chiquet

Sunday, May 28, 7pm
Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building

BeyondTheLabel HC cThe St. Louis Jewish Book Festival hosts Maureen Chiquet, former global CEO of Chanel. Chiquet, who attended school in St. Louis at John Burroughs, will speak on behalf of her book, Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms. Chiquet charts her unlikely path beginning as a literature major, sharing the inklings, risks and (re)defining moments that have shaped her exemplary career. Chiquet seeks to inspire a new generation of women, liberal arts grads, and unconventional thinkers to cultivate a way of living and leading that is all their own.

Maureen Chiquet will be interviewed on stage by Susan Sherman, Board Chair of the St. Louis Fashion Fund

This event is free and open to the community (no registration required).

Questions? Contact Scott Berzon, Book Festival Director, 314.442.3152

August 23: William D. Cohan

Cohan author photo (c) Gasper Tringale resizedWednesday, August 23, 7pm
Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building

If you like your smartphone or your widescreen TV, your car or your 401(k), then—whether you know it or not—you are a fan of Wall Street.

William D. Cohan is one of America’s most respected financial journalists. He has long been critical of the bad behavior that plagued much of Wall Street in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, and because he spent seventeen years as an investment banker on Wall Street, he is an expert on its inner workings as well. In his new book, WHY WALL STREET MATTERS, Cohan reminds us of the good these institutions do—and the dire consequences for us all if the essential role they play in making our lives better is carelessly curtailed.

Cover for WHY WALL STREET MATTERSWILLIAM D. COHAN is the New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Silence, Money and Power, House of Cards, and The Last Tycoons, which won the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

This event is free and open to the community (no registration required).