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The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building

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2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States

Upcoming Events

July 2017

B’nai B’rith: Lunch and Baseball Talk!

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

B’nai B’rith, the global voice of the Jewish community, is the oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization. Since 1843, B’nai B’rith has worked for Jewish unity, security, continuity, and tolerance. Missouri Lodge #22 was chartered in 1855 and continues to serve St. Louis through cultural, educational, philanthropic, service and social programs. Be a part of this wonderful group of active adults as we gather quarterly for learning, discussion, music, sports talk and fun. Lunch and…

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Jewish Film Festival – Monkey Business: The Curious Adventures of George’s Creators

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monkey Business: The Curious Adventures of George's Creators Sunday, July 16, 4pm The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Creve Coeur $13 for adults; $8 for students (age 16 and younger) The birth of the world’s most popular primate Narrated by Sam Waterston, this film chronicles the story of George’s creators, Hans and Margret Rey. From fleeing the Nazis on self-made bicycles to encounters with exotic animals in Brazil, the Reys lived lives of adventure that are reflected in the pages of the popular children’s book…

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August 2017

Used Book Sale

August 13 - August 17

Summer Used Book Sale: August 13 – 17 Thousands of books will be available for sale as the Annual J Used Book Sale returns in August to the Arts and Education Building. Stock up on your summer and fall reading material. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Cultural Arts Department. Book donations for the Used Book Sale will be accepted through August for the summer sale. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday (9am – 4pm) at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex…

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Taste of Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

5th-7th grades. Girls are invited for a fun afternoon to find out more about Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!, Moving Traditions’ national program meets once a month to talk about what’s going on in their lives and how Judaism can help them understand it all. This is a great chance to meet really cool and amazing Jewish girls from around St. Louis. Girls will also have a chance to meet current participants and next year’s group leaders. Contact: Simone Picker, 314.442.3166 SFC Sun, August…

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Taste of It’s a Guy Thing!

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

8th & 9th grade boys. Join other teen guys for a fun afternoon to find out more about It’s Guy Thing!, a national program that connects or re-connects teens with the Jewish community through guidance, friendship and fun. Participants hang out once a month and explore what it means to be a Jewish man today. The program challenges teens to think and talk about issues they may not elsewhere. Hear about the program and meet current participants and group leaders. The program series kicks off fall 2017.…

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Jewish Film Festival: Operation Wedding

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Operation Wedding Sunday, August 20, 4pm The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Creve Coeur $13 for adults; $8 for students (16 and younger) They cracked the Iron Curtain  Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty small passenger plane and escape from the USSR. Caught by the KGB a few steps from boarding, they were sentenced to years in the gulag, with two sentenced to death. Forty-five years later, through a collage of intimate interviews, rare archival footage, and reenactment, the…

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Jewish Arts & Soul Project: Judaica Metal Tooling

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: The J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building Date: Tuesday, August 22 Time: 7-9pm Cost: $10 Local artist Deborah Katon teaches the art of metal tooling—a centuries-old embossing technique used to beautify Jewish artifacts. Participants will design, etch and patina wall hangings adorned with the hamsa, a protectant against evil, or chai symbol, the Hebrew word for “life”. Materials and light refreshments provided. Veteran metal-toolers and first-timers welcome. [c_button color="purple" label="Register Online"…

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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: William D. Cohan

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, August 23, 7pm Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building If you like your smartphone or your widescreen TV, your car or your 401(k), then—whether you know it or not—you are a fan of Wall Street. William D. Cohan is one of America’s most respected financial journalists. He has long been critical of the bad behavior that plagued much of Wall Street in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, and because he spent seventeen years as an…

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September 2017

Rosh Hashanah Honey Sales

September 12

Buy local honey for Rosh Hashanah! Albert Hilty is an Amish farmer living in Pike County, Mo. He has more than 100 bee hives! Support local and enjoy the amazing raw honey. $6 - one pound jar Order deadline: September 13 Pick-up date: September 18 Two ways to purchase: By Mail: Diane Miller, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63043 Drop off payment at the J in Creve Coeur: C/O Diane Maier. Questions? Contact: Diane Maier, 314.442.3190

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Bridge Class

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Bridge Class A limited number of students will learn how to play the game from a professional teacher. Tuesday, September 26, 10am-12pm Pricing $65 members/$85 public Contact Diane Maier 314-442-3190

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November 2017

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

November 5 - November 19

November 5-19, 2017 Plus year-round events featuring authors of all religions The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during the first two weeks of November, with additional bookend events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more. Now in its 39th year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest…

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Jewish Book Festival: Senator Barbara Boxer

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Senator Barbara Boxer Sunday, November 5, 7pm Staenberg Family Complex Throughout her dynamic career, Senator Barbara Boxer of California (1993-2016) advocated for public education, improved physical and mental services for veterans and military families, reaffirmed our country’s important relationship with Israel, protected our environment, and defended women’s rights. A champion of quality public education, Senator Boxer wrote landmark legislation establishing the first-ever federal funding for afterschool programs. Her law now covers 1.6 million children. She continues to work to expand…

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