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St. Louis Jewish community events calendar

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Friday | Nov. 27

The Resale Shop Black Friday sale: The Resale Shop is hosting its annual Black Friday Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shoppers can save 25% off storewide. Visit for more information. 

Sunday | Nov. 29

NHBZ carryout kosher pizza night: Take a break from turkey leftovers and carry out a pizza — or two — from Nusach Hari B’nai Zion’s carryout kosher pizza night. Cheese pizzas are available with your choice of any combination of these three toppings: mushroom, green pepper or onion. The final price for the pizza is $14 regardless of your topping choices. After placing your order, you will be given a curbside pick-up time between 4-5:30 p.m. All orders must be prepaid. Order by sending an email to (you will get an email order confirmation) or by calling Jeff at 314-991-2100, ext. 2. You can also pay online at Order by noon Friday, Nov. 27.

AJC advocacy anywhere session: At 10 a.m., join the American Jewish Committee for “The UN Partition Plan: Reflections on the Beginnings of the Jewish State.” Register Here 

Monday | Nov. 30

AJC advocacy anywhere session: At 11 a.m., join the American Jewish Committee for “The Forgotten Jewish Refugees: Three Personal Stories.” RSVP at

‘Mamas in Pajamas’ with Mimi David: From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. join Mimi David virtually for “Mamas in Pajamas: Lessons for Ladies from the weekly Torah portion.” Learn something meaningful and inspiring from the comfort of your home. Go to or dial in to 312-626-6799 and enter meeting ID 9699246316.

Tuesday | Dec. 1

Sh’ma: Listen! series with Erica Brown: Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series is back with Erica Brown, one of the top Jewish educators and lecturers in North America. Brown is the director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at The George Washington University. Her talk, “Creativity Out of Crisis: Using Ancient Jewish Wisdom to Reimagine What’s Possible,” will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Register at

Michael Solomonov and Haim Cohen

Michael Solomonov, left, the star of a new documentary about Israeli cuisine, is seen here with Haim Cohen, a chef, TV host, cookbook writer and restaurateur, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. (Florentine Films)

Wednesday | Dec. 2

Hanukkah cooking class with Michael Solomonov: Take a free Hanukkah cooking class with Michael Solomonov, co-owner of Zahav, the 2019 James Beard Foundation award winner for Outstanding Restaurant, the first Israeli restaurant to win the award. Jewish Federation of Portland is coordinating the event, which will take place at 7 p.m. Reserve your spot now at and to obtain the event password, recipes and ingredient list.

Thursday, Dec. 3

AJC advocacy anywhere session: At 12:30 p.m., join the American Jewish Committee for “The Holiday Season During a Pandemic: A Conversation with H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan.” Register Here

Monday | Dec. 7

AJC advocacy anywhere session: At 2 p.m., join the American Jewish Committee for “Celebrating BILLA’s 15th Anniversary: A Conversation with H.E. Iván Duque, President of Colombia.” Register Here

Tuesday | Dec. 8

Holiday cookin’ with NCJWSTL: From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., join the fun and acquire top secret recipes from special guests: Jill Solomon (bbq brisket); Shirley Alper (kasha and shells); and Nancy and Spencer Kessler (a surprise dessert). All attendees to this virtual event will be eligible to win Solomon’s homemade brisket. Must be present on the Zoom call to win. For more information, contact Lauren Conroy by email at or by phone 314-993-5181.  To RSVP, visit

Wednesday | Dec. 9

Jewish Federation Women’s Initiative event: Join the Professional Society’s Women’s Initiative at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss Brené Brown’s book “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.” Engage in small group discussions about how Brown’s call to lean into vulnerability can enhance your ability to live courageous and wholehearted personal and professional lives. Register at For more information, contact Beth Feldman at or 314-442-3774.

Valerie Weisler

Valerie Weisler

Sunday | Dec. 13

STL teen Hanukkah celebration: The St. Louis Youth Professionals Council, a group of staff who work with teens across the Jewish community, is hosting a community-wide Hanukkah event on Sunday, Dec. 13. 

The event features keynote speaker Valerie Weisler, a social justice activist and founder of the Validation Project, an organization that provides 6,000 teenagers in 105 countries with the entrepreneurship skills needed to solve social justice problems in their communities. The program is free and open to all St. Louis Jewish teens. The event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., and a Zoom link will be sent the week before the event. RSVP is required at For more information, contact Emily Cohen at


Weekly meditation on Tuesdays and Thursdays: Join Rabbi Andrea Goldstein for the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis’ ongoing meditation sits, held every Tuesday and Thursday. Incorporating lessons from the weekly Torah portion, as well as stories, rituals and symbols of the season, Goldstein leads participants in practices that open our hearts and minds to the possibility of continual growth and change. No meditation experience necessary.  Tuesday sessions are from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The Thursday sessions are 5 to 5:30 p.m. Email Stacy Jespersen at to sign up.

Rabbi Mark Shook

Rabbi Mark Shook

Saturday morning bible study: Congregation Temple Israel’s Rabbi Emeritus Mark L. Shook will lead a Saturday morning bible study via Zoom from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The program continues through May 1, 2021. The class will explore issues of race in bible. Students are asked to have a copy of the bible handy during class meetings. Interested in joining the conversation? Email Shook at