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You are invited to join us at MakomSTL: A Place for Jewish Learning at Congregation Shaare Emeth, an initiative from the Adult Learning Committee at Shaare Emeth in partnership with our rabbis, cantor and Debbie Bram, Director of Jewish Life and Learning. We have prepared a diverse array of learning opportunities for the coming year, and we hope that you will join us for study and community.


Keep an Eye out for a Schedule of This Year’s Upcoming Classes

Regular learning opportunities are often held on Wendesday Evenings.

For more info contact Debbie Bram, at [email protected] or call 314-569-0010


Adult Learning Committee of Congregation Shaare Emeth: Richard Cohen (Chair), Suzi Bayne, Ilene Brooks, Vicki Platke, Michael Sherberg, Bob Taxman and Anita Waxman


For a list of previous MakomSTL classes and their descriptions, please see below


A Journey into the Mysterious Land of Talmud

Rabbi Jim Bennett will lead us on a visit through the “Land of Talmud,” exploring its geography and terrain, meeting some of its people and tasting some of its sweet and bitter cuisine. Together, we will uncover some of the magic that has drawn generations of Jews to embark upon a journey of religious, practical and ethical Jewish discovery in the pages of this ancient, yet living rabbinic text.

A Love at the Center: An Exploration of Jewish Prayer, Mindfulness & Our Capacity to Love

Rabbi Andrea Goldstein will lead this class about how prayer is a spiritual practice designed to enhance the human capacity to love. Focusing on the Shema and its surrounding blessings, this class will explore liturgical expressions of love and offer guidance in meditation practices which deepen our capacity to receive and extend love.

Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis at Shaare Emeth

Hebrew & More

Cantor Warner and Marci Thal



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