Happy Thanksgiving!

The J is open for our Members on Thursday, November 23 from 8am to 2pm. Join us on Thanksgiving Day and get in your holiday workout! Click here for our Thanksgiving Group Exercise schedules.

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Jewish Community Center

Jewish Arts & Soul Project


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

November 16: Glass Mezuzah Making

Location: The J’s Marilyn Fox Building
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $30

Local Judaica artist Batya Rich returns to teach the art of glass fusing. Each participant will design and create a mezuzah cover using colorful glass shards, rods and beads. The covers will then be kiln-fired by Batya and returned in time to make an impressive Hanukkah gift for you or a loved one.

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December 3: ShalOM Workshop

Location: The J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Fitness & Wellness Building
Date: Sunday, December 3
Time: 2-5pm
Cost: $10

ShalOM Workshop incorporates Judaism into our Yoga practice and Yoga into our Jewish traditions. Led by Michael Tzinberg, CYT, the program consists of poses, meditation, chanting and a discussion on fascinating intersections between Judaism and Yoga. All are welcome for this peaceful, exploratory afternoon.

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January 12: Challah Baking with Companion

Location: Companion Bakery’s Teaching Kitchen, 2331 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis
Date: Friday, January 12
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: $10

Learn all about bread and what makes challah unique. Companion’s bakery manager Nancie Breunig educates on bread science and demonstrates mixing a challah dough. Participants manipulate and shape dough, tour the bakery floor and finally taste and take home Companion’s freshly made challah, just in time for Shabbat!

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January 25: Challah Board Woodworking

Location: Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway, St. Louis
Date: Thursday, January 25
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Cost: $30

Make your own hardwood challah board sourced from local, fallen trees at Perennial’s upcycling studio. Learn how to saw, plane, and shape your board using a variety of power and hand tools. Add designs with food-safe finishes and learn the proper care of wood boards to make yours last for many Shabbat meals to come!

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Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life. 

For more information about the Jewish Arts & Soul Project, please contact Scott Berzon, Program Director, 314.442.3152.
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