The Jewish Arts & Soul Project unveiled its spring/summer 2016 calendar of events following the success of its inaugural year. 5SaladHarvest_carrotsThe innovative J program offers Jewish-themed art, spiritual, health and wellness workshops for men and women in their 20s through 50s. This spring season kicks off with two Passover related events. On April 7, local artist Randi Chervitz teaches the age-old Japanese dyeing process of shibori as participants fashion pillows for reclining at the Passover seder. On April 12, food and nutrition expert Esti Asher, MS, RDN, LD, demonstrates how to use Passover’s restrictive diet to jumpstart a healthier self.

May’s premier event features local actor, director and producer Ed Reggi and his Paper Slip Theatre. Jewish Stories…Improvised is a night of comedy and storytelling hosted by The Stage at KDHX on Tuesday, May 3. Ed and his cast perform improvised sketches inspired by community members’ life experiences. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 7:00pm in The Stage’s Magnolia Café, followed by the show at 7:45pm. Tickets are $15 and include one drink (beer or wine). To purchase tickets, go to The event is in collaboration with the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, now in its 37th season. For more information on the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, visit:

The Jewish Arts & Soul Project spring and summer calendar continues with events such as Tzedakah Box Craft Night at Yucandu Art Studio, Salad Harvest Party at EarthDance Farms, Mindful Massage at Valley Vinyasa Yoga Studio, and Cooking for Your Kids at the private home of Lori and Ryan Holtzman. For a complete listing of spring and summer programs, please visit: For questions, please contact Shira Kraft, Program Coordinator, at 314-442-3111. The Jewish Arts & Soul Project is generously funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.