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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

September 13: Letterpress Greeting Cards

This program has been cancelled. 

Location: Central Print, 2624 North 14th St, St. Louis
Date: Wednesday, September 13 (Cancelled)
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $35

Create your own Jewish New Year greetings on historic presses at Central Print. Participants select type and graphics and learn the basics of typesetting from Central Print experts to create a set of unique cards. All materials and refreshments provided.

October 10: Campfire and Cocktails

Location: The Olivette home of Rebecca Rubin-Schlansky and Mike Vredenburgh (address will be provided to registrants)
Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $10

Celebrate Sukkot with drumming under the stars. Back by popular demand, local musician Shelley Dean leads participants on a musical pilgrimage. This adult version of her famed Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach features djembes, a blazing fire pit and refreshments in the Sukkah.

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October 24: Jewelry and Civility

Location: The University City home of Tammy and Mark Friedman (address will be provided to registrants)
Date: Tuesday, October 24
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $18

Jewelry designer and educator Shayna Scribner, Ed.D., inspires us to adopt civility in our lives, framing her message with Torah concepts. Each participant will create a beautiful and unique Statement Bracelet, reflecting Shayna’s premise to “See Beauty, Hear Goodness, Speak Kindly.”

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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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