In the Community – Week of April 27, 2019

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is seeking “community connectors” to serve as Gatekeepers for vulnerable seniors. A Gatekeeper helps keep an eye out for relatives, neighbors, or friends who may be struggling with the challenges of aging.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can serve as a gatekeeper, or if know of someone who could benefit from senior support, please reach out to Ken Schwartz at 314-812-9320 or kschwartz@jfcs-stl.org.

Sunday, May 5 ~ 4:00 pm ~ The 2019 St. Louis Yom HaShoah Commemoration will take place at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road. The Holocaust Remembrance Day event will feature eyewitness accounts of the Shoah from survivors and witnesses. Featured speakers will be Rachel Miller, who survived as a hidden child in France, and Mendel Rosenberg, who survived several concentration camps. The program will also include a traditional candle-lighting service, Holocaust Torah procession, liturgical readings, and prayers.

Monday, May 6 ~ 2019 AIPAC St. Louis Event at the Ritz-Carlton. Don’t miss out RSVP’s are needed. Contact EVENTS.AIPAC.ORG/STLOUIS or call 312.253.8975.

Sunday, May 19 ~ 12 noon -2:30 pm at The Hilton Frontenac ~ Brunch & Lecture with Rabbi Manis Friedman ~ celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Drs. Susan Feigenbaum & Jay Pepose. Topic “The Joy of Intimacy, Putting the ‘Wow’ into Relationships” RSVP to www.joybymanis.com

~ This Week’s Torah Trivia ~
LAST WEEK’S QUESTION: WHAT DO THE 4 CUPS OF WINE AT THE SEDER SYMBOLIZE?
ANSWER: The 4 utterances of redemption from Egypt: 1. “I will take you out…” 2. “I will save you…” 3. “I will redeem you…” 4. “I will take you as a nation…”

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Why do we say only half-hallel on the intermediate and last days of Pesach?