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Jewish Community Center

Jewish Adult Programs

The J is dedicated to creating meaningful Jewish experiences for all ages. We have several ongoing programs as well as single programs to welcome the adult Jewish community to the J. From new moms to empty nesters, to cancer patients, you are welcome at the J!

Upcoming Adult Programs

Israeli Film Club

Thursdays, February 1-15

Adults 18+. Explore Israeli cinema with Snir, the Israeli Shaliach! Join us for film screenings and discover Israel’s vibrant storytelling. Don’t miss this cinematic journey! In each meeting we will watch a different Israeli movie, followed by a discussion.

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Songleader Boot Camp National Conference

Sunday, February 18 – Tuesday, February 20

Teens and Adults. SLBC is an intensive leadership training program for rabbis, cantors, educators and all others interested in offering a profound exploration of the physiology, psychology, strategy and execution behind inspirational Jewish teaching and song leading. SLBC participants experience a powerful three-day immersion program.

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J Associates Presents: Battle of the Stars

Saturday, March 2

Adults 21+. Teams will come together to compete in a variety of mental and physical games and challenges. Using anywhere from single members to full teams, competitors will play each other in fun and clever challenges. You can join individually, in pairs, small groups or as a full team. Smaller groups will be matched with each other to form full-force battling squads! We will have games for all abilities, but if you don’t want to compete, please join us as a spectator!

Battle of the Stars….where teamwork and competition collide!

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Israeli Culinary Institute: Sakshuka Edition

Thursday, March 7

Adults 21+. Spice up your culinary skills at our Israeli Cooking Class with Snir, the Israeli Shaliach! Learn to make an Israeli favorite, Shakshuka. Enjoy a culinary journey at the J that’ll leave you hungry for more. Don’t miss out!

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Yom HaZikaon Ceremony

Sunday, May 12, 2024

All ages. Yom HaZikaron is an Israeli day of remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks. Join us in commemoration of our fallen brothers and sisters, their families, and all those impacted. This will be a ceremony for anyone who would like to show their solidarity. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Israeli soldiers and all innocent civilians who are impacted by ongoing violence. May strength, resilience, and peace be with the people of Israel and our entire Jewish community.

Registration not required.

Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

All ages. Celebrate Israel’s 76th Anniversary with the St. Louis Jewish community. Program includes children’s activities, Israeli dancing, food for purchase, and much more.

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Lag B'Omer Bonfire & Drum Circle

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Private Residence

Adult Women. Join the women of Nishmah and our momentum alumni for a special Lag B’Omer celebration in a private residence. We will provide drums, provisions for a bonfire, and an experience no one will forget!

Ilene Joseph Salon Series


Adult Women. Nishmah’s Salons are intimate, thought-provoking, facilitated discussions on topics of interest to all who identify as Jewish women. This program is named for Ilene Joseph z”l, one of Nishmah’s founders and a passionate supporter of the Salon Series. Discussions are free to attend, donations to Nishmah welcome.

Ongoing Adult Programs

Nishmah, a program of the St. Louis Jewish Community Center, inspires, engages, and supports Jewish women. Nishmah brings together Jewish women from different denominations who may have otherwise never met. Together, these women learn from each other, connect and form bonds through faith and friendship.

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J Next is a new initiative of the J that focuses on adults who are recent empty nesters around the ages of 40 to 55 with children recently out of the house. The program is designed for members and non-members of the J who have kids around 18-25 years old. We are looking to be here in this next stage of life.

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The Hamsa Wellness Community educates individuals regarding hereditary cancer risks, especially women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish, who have an increased risk of carrying a hereditary cancer gene mutation, and supports those facing a cancer diagnosis – especially those with breast and ovarian cancer – anywhere along their journey.

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