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Nishmah: The Journey 2019

April 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Journey tambourine

The Journey 2019


B’chol Dor V’dor
Celebrating women’s resilience throughout the generations and all over the world

Wednesday, April 3, 6pm
The J’s Staenberg Family Complex
Honoring Dr. Lynne Kipnis

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Nishmah’s pre-Passover women’s event returns! Musical guest Elana Jagoda guides us through a multi-sensory experience. Join women of all ages as we acknowledge our strengths and triumphs through stories, music, dance and food.

6-6:30pm: Welcome reception with wine and warm greetings
6:30-8pm: Multi-sensory program featuring music by Elana Jagoda Kaye, stories of resilience and a family-style dinner (vegetarian/dairy)
8-9pm: Mimouna dessert reception with traditional Moroccan music, dancing and sweets

Festive Attire
Dietary Laws Observed

$54 per guest; $40 per guest if paid by March 6
$25 per student (2nd grade and up)
Scholarship funds available

Help Nishmah feed school-aged children in critical need over summer vacation by bringing nutritious, non-perishable food items for the Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry. The Pantry’s wish list for kids includes foods such as tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit (low sugar), applesauce, granola bars, etc.

For information regarding sponsorships or tribute ad opportunities, contact Shira Kraft, 314-442-3111.

About Dr. Lynne Kipnis

Nishmah is thrilled to honor Dr. Lynne Kipnis with the Ner Tamid Award for her dedication to the Jewish community facing cancer, and for establishing Sharsheret Supports St. Louis. Kipnis’ story is one of resilience fueled by passion and persistence. A clinical psychologist with a long-standing interest in children and women’s health issues, Kipnis has devoted over 16 years to educating the St. Louis medical and Jewish communities about the increased hereditary cancer risks this population faces. Kipnis continues to be an active leader as the Chair of Sharsheret Supports’ Advisory Committee. She will be the second recipient of this award, given to Nishmah leaders who bring light to the community.

About Elana Jagoda Kaye

Elana Jagoda Kaye is a performer, composer, prayer leader and music educator who brings soul and innovation to the new Jewish music revolution. She has released four albums of Jewish music and her CDs are widely distributed through PJ Library’s national program. She has contributed original music to G-dcast videos and podcasts as well as Behrman House educational materials. Elana is currently the full-time cantorial soloist at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, California. She plays rocking family concerts across the country at synagogues, museums, festivals and JCCs. She has enjoyed serving as the artist-in-residence for the Wexner institute and guest music faculty at Jewish summer camps. Elana lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Saul Kaye and their two children Elijah and Bayla.

Ads & Tributes

Honor Nishmah/Journey Leadership, Dr. Lynne Kipnis, or other resilient women in your life with an ad or tribute in The Journey’s beautiful program book. :

  • $50 quarter page ad (4.25”W x 5.5”T)
  • $100 half page ad (8”W x 5.25”T)
  • $200 full page ad (8”W x 10.5”T)
  • $500 back page sponsorship
  • $1,000 inside cover sponsorship

Purchase ad/tribute online or by contacting Shira Kraft. Please email ad/tribute text or hi-res, print-ready PDF to All tributes and ads must be received by March 27 to be included in the program.

Event Chairs & Committee

Event Chairs:
Orna Dar, Val Toskin, Julie Yawitz

Welcoming Chair:
Michelle Mills

Marketing Chair:
Elise Krug

Ruth Asher
Rabbi Karen Bogard
Amy Bornstein
Susan Bosse
Marianne Chervitz
Dorit Daphna-Iken
Nivi Dean
Ann Mayer Eisen
Leah Frankel
Abby Goldstein
Annie Gottesman
Mali Haberer
Missy Korenblat-Hanin
Kari Kramer
Sue Lapp
Rabbi Lori Levine
Stefanie Levenson
Sarah Levinson
Marcia Lisker
Jerri Livingston
Denise Meckler
Fran Milsk
Alana Minoff
Erin Pernikoff
Rachael Peters
Simone Picker
Anna Poger
Debbie Polinsky
Chanala Rubenfeld
Rachel Sanger
Rabbi Jessica Shafrin
Karen Sher
B’not Sherut
Pam Shifter
MaryAnne Smyly Sabin
Gabriela Szteinberg
Teri Rosenblum
Renee Wasserman
Pam Wilson



April 3, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Shira Kraft


The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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