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You are invited to join us at MakomSTL: A Place for Jewish Learning, 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.

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Join us for refreshments and socializing

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.     Classes

MakomSTL registration is free for Shaare Emeth members. For non-members, there is a fee of $18 per session in addition to individual class and material fees.



If you are not a member of Shaare Emeth, you are still welcome to participate in MakomSTL, but you must use the non-member registration form.

Member Registration

Non-Member Registration

You may also choose to stop by our offices (11645 Ladue Road) to fill out a hard copy of the registration form.


Session One Class Descriptions

Justice and Faith

Led by Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

October 18, 25 | November 1

The call to justice is an eternal call in Judaism, which has been felt in especially profound ways during recent months and years. Using excerpts from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s book, The Prophets, we will explore the ways in which our prophets wove their faith into their mandates for justice and see how their ancient teachings still apply to our world today.

Learn Hebrew and More

Led by Cantor Seth Warner and Marci Thal

October 18, 25 | November 1, 8, 15

This Hebrew class will continue learning prayers, liturgy and some modern Hebrew. The class is open to students who know the alef-bet and can read. Students may choose to be a part of the adult Bar/Bat mitzvah service. If you’re interested, but not sure if you have all the skills, contact Cantor Warner.

Fees: $125 for members, $160 for non-members (plus small materials fee)

Covers sessions one and two

iEngage: The Legacy of the Past and the Challenges of the Future

Led by Rabbi Jim Bennett

October 18, 25 | November 1, 8, 15

This innovative new course explores the pivotal events of 1947 and 1967 – following the 1917 Balfour Declaration – as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come. Through video lectures, text study and group discussion, we are bringing the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into our Shaare Emeth community. Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Bennett, enhanced by video lectures by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and video dialogues between Rabbi Hartman and other top scholars and experts.

Fees: $50 for members, $75 for non-members

Covers sessions one and two


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

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