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Our September Cover Kid is Sloane St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine features St. Louis kids on our cover every issue. Photo by Spoonful of Sugar Photography.

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DADDY & ME BOAZ ROTH 40

Into the Mystic

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT

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Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School COMMUNITY

Yasher Koach! Community Opportunities Welcome New Advertisers

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HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER “BABY” BUSINESSES

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By Liessa Alperin and the St Louis Community of Religious School Directors

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR Jewish, Secular, Seniors, & School/ Synagogue Events

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NUTRITION NUGGETS DR. KATHY MORA 32

JEWISH HOLIDAY EXPLAINED

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FROM THE CONCIERGE’S DESK

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Choosing a Religious School

Kitchen Basics and Food Safety FROM THE DOCTOR

Rosh Hashanah 26

Physical Exams

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Music – My First Language By Shreeya Ravindranath SENIOR STYLE

Setting Boundaries and Financial Independence

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Safe Choices What is a safe choice? Is it the choice to wear safety glasses for the eclipse? Is it the choice to wear a helmet when you ride a bicycle, or a seatbelt in the car? Is it always a decision to be made between something that is considered to be physically safer than a dangerous activity? Is a safe choice the same for everyone? As parents, we hope that our children will face the ever larger world with caution and thought. As current research continues to show that most children will not try things on a playground until they can safely do the activity, we hope that this follows the children as they get older and face scarier things than a high climb on a jungle gym.

STEPHANIE BERK, PH.D.

But as parents we know, that some of the choices that need to be made will not have a clear “safe” or “dangerous” label. Some choices will need luck, while others faith. Many of them will not be made without outside influence. It is important to recognize WHO these “advisors” are, be they friends, teachers, classmates, or other family members. As our children become tweens, teens, and adults, it is important to emphasize the importance of critical thinking, and making the safe choice of a trustworthy “advisor” who is not the parent, who can serve as an offline confidant. My family has 4 “safe” people of varying ages who my boys can run and speak to, when they inevitably get angry with my husband and me. I trust that these people will tell me only if I need to know, but will otherwise help my children work through their concerns and problems.

Stephanie Berk, author of “How to Potty-Train Your Dragon Child”, is a mother of 4 boys. She has a degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from University of Connecticut, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Language Acquisition from Haskins Laboratory/Yale University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging from Washington University.

As the issues that children, then teens, then young adults face become more complex, making safe choices is not as simple as knowing that you should NOT look directly at the sun during an eclipse, but instead how to navigate both the online and offline worlds. Perhaps, the safest choice for parents is to teach their children how to make safe choices, and why something qualifies as a safe choice, as they continue to grow older and wiser.

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THE VOICE OF GENERATION J OUR GENERATION OUR FUTURE

Music – my first language by Shreeya Ravindranath I was born listening to music – yes, it’s true! My parents told me that they took a CD of their favorite artist and it was played in the delivery room. The first song I ever heard was –Will Smith’s Born to Reign. The obstetrician actually told my dad to stop playing it because it was distracting him!

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s a kid my dad always wanted to learn an instrument but never got the chance. Mum on the other hand, was lucky to be given the opportunity to have music lessons. She learnt the piano for seven years but had to stop when she started college. My first formal music appreciation lesson began with Kindermusik when I was a year old. I don’t remember any of it, but it doesn’t take much for me to recall the rhythm of the songs! It’s like riding a bicycle – one never forgets.

“Music is an ongoing lesson. You never stop learning!”

A favorite story in the family is the time when I was two and we went to a yearend concert in town hall somewhere in Sydney. While the orchestra played the famous Jingle Bells tune, the two year old me happily belted out the song! The conductor noticed this, handed me the mic, and I sang my heart out in front of hundreds of total strangers. Didn’t miss a beat or go off tune, or at least I thought so. Music was already a passion for me! I started violin lessons when I was four and haven’t stopped. I then started learning piano two years ago to expand my knowledge and appreciation in music. I don’t really remember my first violin teacher – after all, I was four. My second violin teacher was awesome! She was always so kind to me, and we played a ton of duets. I always looked forward to Saturday mornings when I would go to her house for lessons.

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Actually, there was a hidden reason – she had several pets, which I adored, but let me not digress. I learned piano from her Mum! My brother learned flute from her Dad, and drums from her brother. My mum always said it was a “one-stop music” home. Last year, my family and I moved from Sydney, Australia to St Louis. One of the first things we did was to upgrade my violin. Music again played an integral role for me when settling in our new home. I also am part of the seventh grade orchestra at Ladue Middle School. I am lucky to have found amazing music teachers here in St Louis who continue to teach me this beautiful art called music. Why learn music? Isn’t it just an extracurricular activity that distracts children from school and studies? Actually, music can help children in school! Kids can make new friends through music, since they share similar interests. It can increase children’s confidence, which is so important as they grow up. Music truly crosses borders. My violin teacher had a student that didn’t speak English. Yet, because the student could read music, they could communicate. Music really is like a language, and once you learn it, it’s hard to forget. At my school in Australia, kids would learn the recorder as part of a standard music program. Although the program doesn’t get funded after Year 3 (Grade 3), it’s incredible how much we still remember!


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Music is an ongoing lesson. You never stop learning! There is always something new you could work on – which is what makes it so engaging. There are new concepts to understand and new things to improve on. I always like to record a new piece on my first time playing it, and compare it to after I’ve practiced it multiple times. Listening to your progress is totally amazing and satisfying. Children flourish in many ways by learning music. I often get stage fright when giving a speech, or presenting something to an audience, but when I play music, it’s not scary at all! Music provides a way for many people to express themselves. Take your favorite song on the radio, for example. The artist is writing about something close to their hearts, and expressing it in a way that sticks with people for a long, long time. Music resonates with people in a way words cannot. As Hans Christian Andersen said, ‘When words fail, music speaks’.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

BABY

SOCIAL SMILING

Scenario: You are lovingly gazing at that 3 week old baby when you think you see the baby smile. You get excited, and say, “The baby is smiling! S/he is happy! S/he loves me.” And then the person who is nearby says, “No, it is just gas.” or “Sort of. Those are dreaming smiles, and they have no purpose or meaning.”

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he above situation is extremely common, especially among first time parents. Second time and third time parents think they have it down pat, but many actually don’t have time to think about the purpose of these initial smiles, or whether they are real. Parents with more than one child are typically running around, trying to take care of all of the children- a new skill set of its own. Questions that many parents, first time or otherwise, often ask include: When will my baby give me a real smile? Why do babies smile anyway? Smiling, in typically developing children, is one of the first social behaviors that parents get to see. Most babies start with the intentional and meaningful smiles between 2-3 months of age. Throughout the rest of the first year of life, the smiles become more intentional. The babies are awake and trying to smile. The smiles become referential, even if the smile is about the dog. And the smiles become communicative. The prelingual baby uses smiles and early gestures to help

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make themselves understood. Babies have to be able to coordinate their eye gaze towards a social partner, with their action of smiling for it to count as a “social smile.” If a baby looks at an adult, but does not smile until after the adult is not looking, the adult does not see or respond to the smile. Those smiles are sometimes called “reflex-smiles” or “missed target smiles.” There is substantial evidence that early social interactions affect cognition and development of more complex social interactions. (There is currently research being done on social smiling and Autism Spectrum disorder. Hopefully that will be an interesting article in the near future.) So who smiles first- the adult or the baby? Research suggests that there is a cultural component of smiling at, and to, babies. In American cultures, most babies experience smiling every day. If the parents are too tired to smile at the baby, other adults, visitors, and caregivers often smile at the babies. Adults smile first!! Adults smile when looking

at a baby for numerous reasons, including joy, pride, pleasure, wonder, nervousness, and other reasons. Data suggests that smiling begets more smiling. Hence the more genuine smiles are directed at the baby, the more the baby has been shown to smile back at the adult. *Cute Smiling Game: If you have a 5 month old, hold him/her in your arms. Look right into his/her eyes and smile. See how many times the baby smiles back at you. Do this until the “game” is over. You can do this every week, and see big, happy changes.

References: Bruner, JS. (1975). From communication to language: A psychological perspective. Cognition. vol 3:255– 287. Messinger, D. & Fogel, A. (2007). The interactive development of social smiling. In: Kail, R., editor. Advances in child development and behavior. p. 327-366. Nichols, C.M., Ibanez, L.V., Foss-Fieg, J.H., & Stone, W.L. (2014). Social Smiling and its Components in High-Risk Infant Siblings Without Later ASD Symptomatology. J Autism Dev Disord. Vol 44(4): 894–902. Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher mental function. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Yale, M, Messinger, D, Cobo-Lewis, A, & Delgado, C. (2003). The temporal coordination of early infant communication. Developmental Psychology. vol 39:815–824.


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Do you actually remember learning how to ride your first bicycle? Have you ever tried teaching someone how to ride one? Have you ever stopped riding, and needed to “relearn�?

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f the answer to any of the above questions is yes, you know that teaching and learning how to ride a bicycle can be REALLY difficult. Several parents have mentioned that they wanted to teach their children how to ride over the summer, but for some reason or another, the time just flew by. Some days it was too hot to try, and other days, too wet. For many parents, it was just harder to do than they thought it would be, and so they stopped and asked for help.

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Riding a bicycle requires balance, coordination, and confidence. It also requires the maturity to listen and obey rules. Children typically learn how to ride a bicycle between the ages of 3-7 years, but the age is much less important than the requirements of balance, coordination, confidence, and maturity. A child that refuses to wear a helmet, or who does not have the confidence to lift up his/ her feet, is not yet ready for riding a two-wheeled bicycle.


If you think that your child is ready to start trying to learn, the tips below might be very helpful: Discuss bicycle safety, such as helmet, knee and elbow pads, and good listening skills. Start with either a special balance bike, which has the frame of the bike and a low seat, but does not have pedals or training wheels, OR turn the correctly sized bike into a balance bike. By starting with this method, children (and adults) can get the feel of balancing and correcting balance issues. Encourage children to scoot at first, with feet on the ground. Then try gliding after each scoot. Once the rider can glide, play games like counting to 10 with feet off the ground, or singing a song with feet off the ground. Also practice turning and steering. Once comfortable, put the pedals back on and put the seat to the right height. Make sure that the child knows that the ball of the foot (NOT the heel) needs to be what presses the pedal down.

Keep your hand on either the rider’s shoulder and/or on the back of the seat, but allow the rider to correct for balance, similar to the balance bike. Once comfortable going straight, work on turns, precise steering, and braking safely. Two of the most important things for the rider’s teacher to remember are to make bicycle learning fun, and to have patience. Some children start to get the hang of it in one day, while others take months. All of this is normal. Bicycle riding takes practice and confidence. However, it is both a wonderful skill AND a great form of exercise There are some great online resources, or go to your local bike store for help: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/teach-child-toride-a-bike.html http://www.ibike.org/education/teaching-kids.htm https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/ at-play/Pages/Choosing-the-Right-Size-Bicycle.aspx

Remind the rider that the bike follows where the eyes are looking, so look straight ahead- not down.

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SCHOOL PROFILE

An Extraordinary Childhood

School should be a place of academic excellence, and that’s just the start of it! At Mirowitz, school is also a place where children grow to be socially responsible, where ethical leaders are nourished, and where Jewish learning inspires children to joyfully connect with their heritage. Our students consistently meet or exceed independent school norms on standardized tests and graduate prepared for honors classes at the most competitive high schools. They know that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, and develop confidence, a sense of purpose and the skills to better the world. Mirowitz’s pluralistic community represents a diversity of ethnicity and Jewish practice.

Where Our Grads Go

A majority of students who graduated from Mirowitz during the last five years are attending the following secondary schools: • Clayton High School

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Academic Excellence

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Social Responsibilit y Teacher Quality Matters Where We Learn Teacher quality matters, and is among the strongest indicators of student achievement.

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Mirowitz teachers presented this past year at national or regional conferences on topics including STEAM, math, outdoor learning labs and constructivist classrooms.

“Mirowitz was the best parenting decision we have ever made.” Jennifer Mirowitz Mom

Our state-of-the-art facility has spacious classrooms, a full gymnasium, a science lab and an extensive library. Each room is equipped with the latest technology, and students use Google Apps for education. Learning extends beyond the classroom, into our nine outdoor learning labs, throughout the community and around the world. Immersion experiences include: • an overnight in the prairie to study our local biome • s tewardship of our school’s amphibian pond •g  eology overnight near the caverns of the Ozark mountains

Ethical Leadership

• lobbying in the offices of elected officials in Jefferson City • Hebrew Immersion Overnight which challenges students to 36 hours of rak ivrit (only Hebrew) • collecting invertebrates, an indicator of water quality, from our adopted stream and sending data to the Missouri Department of Conservation • exploration of global poverty and hunger at Heifer Ranch in Arkansas • Ecology studies in the Nature’s Classroom in Wisconsin to understand the important role each of us plays in conservation • study of the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Memphis, Montgomery and Birmingham • two weeks in Israel where 8th graders celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) and cement all they have learned during their years at Mirowitz

• planting, tending and harvesting produce and composting lunch for our edible schoolyard, and collecting eggs from our chickens

“Not only did Mirowitz make a difference in me, but it taught me to make a difference in the world.” Lucas 9th Grade, John Burroughs School

“Growing up here taught me to be confident in every space, and to know how much space to take up. I know when to lead, and when to let other voices be heard. That’s a part of who I am because of Mirowitz.” Leigh 12th Grade, MICDS


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Find out at this hands-on workshop. Whether you are intrigued by the idea of a Mirowitz education or simply want a few bright ideas, this workshop is for you!

The workshop will include information about: • Hands on Kindergarten: Learning in a constructivist classroom • True Grit: How STEAM teaches resiliency • Out to Learn: Taking lessons outdoors • The impact of Jewish day school on identity and ethics • Bilingual Brains: Expanding the mind with a second language • Doing What’s Right: Empowering children to pursue justice • “Appy Hour”: A test drive of our favorite educational apps • Just Right Books: Teacher choices for young children • The Solar Eclipse through a Jewish Lens

Special offer: 6 weeks and a school uniform for $69.99. Please visit www.kidsata.com for information for all three schools!

• The Perfect Pick: A taste test of recipes using local ingredients

RSVP online at www.mirowitz.org. For a personal tour, contact Patty: 314-576-6177 or pbloom@mirowitz.org.

Experienced and zealous team approach to advocating for you in all family law matters: custody, support, maintenance, property, adoptions, modifications. Susan E. Block (314) 244-3640

348 South Mason Road St. Louis, MO 63141 314-576-6177 www.mirowitz.org

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

TWEEN

Two Feet Remember that old expression, “I can’t dance because I have two left feet?”

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his expression was used to refer to someone being clumsy or uncoordinated; well really to a right-handed person being clumsy or uncoordinated. If a person were left-handed, the expression would have to be about having two right feet! Previously, tweens were thought to be clumsy, as evidenced by them walking into each other, as well as into desks, tables, chairs, and walls. Many parents thought it had to do with the feet growing faster than the rest of the body, which led to the tweens tripping over themselves. While a workable hypothesis, this is not the common thought today. (With that said, do check to make sure that the shoes fit the tweens.) The question then, becomes: Are tweens truly clumsy, and if so, what can be done to help? The current hypothesis about motor skills in early adolescence is that tweens ages 10-12 years experience tremendous physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive growth and development with the onset of puberty. Further, studies are suggesting that some of the earlier seen uncoordination is less common now, due to an increased number of tweens participating in elite sports teams from earlier ages. The intense training during this time when increases in muscle mass, strength, and cardiopulmonary endurance are greater than at any other age, are helping tweens, especially boys, with better body image, selfconfidence, and recognizing their talents. Cognitive maturation in processing speed,

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voluntary response suppression, and spatial working memory occurs quickly during this time period as well, slowing down to adult levels at around the age of 14 years. Again, participating in competitive sports is thought to be beneficial to cognitive maturation, when it is coupled with endurance, focus, and persistence. Studies also show that younger children do not learn motor control over their legs and gait as easily or quickly as do tweens and early teens. Hence, it is not that children should be pushed into those sports earlier. (It will not help.) What does this mean for the family that does not have a tween on an often-expensive elite sports team? Simply that steady and consistent exercise is especially good for tweens. Building muscle, confidence, and endurance is not only achieved through elite sports teams. Families can work together to make physical activity a priority, which will help everyone who participates, remain both physically and cognitively fit, as well as less clumsy!

References: Brown, K.A., Patel, D.R. & Darmawan, D. (2017). Participation in sports in relation to adolescent growth and development. Transl Pediatr. 6(3). p. 150–159. Luna, B, Garver, K.E., Urban, T.A., Lazar, N.A. & Sweeney, J.A. (2004). Maturation of Cognitive Processes From Late Childhood to Adulthood. Child Development, 75(5), p. 1357-1372.. Wa, D. (1985). Growth at adolescence. Clinical correlates. Semin Adolesc Med. 1(1) p. 15-24. Vasudevan, E.V.L., Torres-Oviedo, G., Morton, S.M., Yang, J.F. & Bastian, A.J. (2011). Younger is not always better: Development of locomotor adaptation from childhood to adulthood. J Neurosci. 31(8). P. 3055-3065.


Elsie, Age 5 Chesterfield, MO

EPILEPSY SHOULD NEVER INTERRUPT SWIM CLASS That’s why we have iMRI technology on our side. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we believe childhood shouldn’t be interrupted by serious conditions, like epilepsy. So our team uses the very latest pediatric insights and innovations, including intraoperative MRI, to treat epilepsy patients like Elsie who suffer from daily seizures. This unique technology allowed doctors to see images of her brain in real time during the surgery, for pinpoint accuracy in removing her lesions. Now Elsie is seizure free. Which means Elsie can get back to being a kid. Because we’re not just experts in our field, we’re Guardians of Childhood.

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Meet Elsie and other inspirational patients at StLouisChildrens.org/Elsie


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NEWS & BOOKS

JENNIFER BAER LOTSOFF, MSW Jennifer Baer Lotsoff works as the PJ Library Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly twenty years. Born in Memphis, she holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University. Jennifer works with professionals and lay leaders to build a vibrant Jewish community by encouraging collaboration through creative, fun experiences. With programs in secular and Jewish spaces, Jennifer encourages all community organizations to use the vehicle of PJ Library books to meet families wherever they are on their Jewish journey. Jennifer is a passionate connector of ideas, people, and institutions, and she credits her kids for bringing daily doses of humor to her life and endless crumbs to her car.

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The Trouble With Barrettes I love walking my dog. I wonder what he is thinking when I make him stop so I can pick up his poop, though. He probably has no idea what the heck I'm doing or why, but I always pick it up. It seems like the right thing to do, even when it's in an area where people won't be walking. I love taking him past the brick buildings, some with minor variations and some with vastly different appearances from its neighbors. I've started letting my oldest walk the dog by herself during the day, trusting the neighborhood... and also thinking that my barking dog would deter anyone who would want to cause her harm. When she was just over a year old, my oldest pulled a barrette from her hair and put it in her mouth. This happened while I was driving on the highway, when suddenly her cheery singing voice abruptly stopped and became quiet. I was able to calmly navigate the car to the side of the road, hop into the backseat, and quickly dislodge the barrette. All was well. When my kids were younger, I tried to control the the physical world around them and protect them as much as possible, but the barrette incident taught me that there was no way I could anticipate every single circumstance. Reality rudely shoved itself into my consciousness; I couldn't fully protect them. There are so many things that have happened since then that I've kicked myself (metaphorically) over. Why didn't I anticipate this or that; Shouldn't I have handled that situation differently; Can't I

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just rewind and do that one over?? It isn't always so clear what the right thing to do is in every situation that arises. In thinking about all of the things that have surprised me over the years, the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia have me rattled. Just as I thought about removing my daughter's barrette before putting her to bed but not when we were just riding in the car, I figured I would be talking to my kids about Nazis, anti-semitism, and white supremacy, but not about an organized group of tiki torch holding, unmasked men just a few states away. If shielding them from everything bad isn't the right answer, I can at least educate them that all people are B'tzelem Elohim, made in G-d's image. The buildings in my neighborhood may all differ from one another, but they all provide a strong foundation, protecting the families within them the best they can. There will be more events that surprise me in the coming days and years, and there are seldom do-overs. It's important to me that my kids know that they can come to me and ask questions, even if I can't protect them. I don't always know the right answer, but I do know that there's no time like the present to talk to our kids in age-appropriate ways about what's going on around us. Hopefully the following PJ Library books can help start those conversations. And be sure to watch out for those darn barrettes.....


The Only One Club

Written by Jane Naliboff Illustrated by Jeff Hopkins

Ages:4 to 5 Years

As the only Jewish child in her class, a young girl not only learns that each person is unique but is able to share this understanding with her classmates.

All Kinds of Strong Written by Sharon Baker Illustrated by Kris Wiltse

Ages: 6 to 7 Years

Sadie Rose isn’t very big. She can’t run that fast and she can’t lift heavy things. But when emergency strikes, Sadie Rose learns, along with the rest of her community, that there are many kinds of strength -- and it turns out that she’s very strong.

The Littlest Pair

Written by Sylvia Rouss Illustrated by Holly Hannon

Ages: 2 to 4 Years

There isn’t one animal happy to see a pair of termites come aboard their temporary floating home. When things aboard the ark get slippery and uncomfortable and the little termites have a solution to their problem, all those creatures quickly changetheir tune.

The Whole Story of Half a Girl Written by Veera Hiranandani Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Ages: 10+ Years

Sixth grader, Sonia Nadhamuni, is halfJewish and half-South Asian. When her father loses his job, she is forced to switch from a private, alternative school that she loves, to the local public school. Sonia struggles to understand herself and her Jewish identity.

DEUTSCH EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

“Every teacher knows your child's name, and you'll feel a sense of comfort and relief that you are not alone along the journey of parenting a preschooler.” -Leslie Wolf, School Director

At Deutsch Early Childhood Center, our entire team is here to support you, to have your back on those days when you feel overwhelmed, and to celebrate those little milestones and magic moments with the same amount of enthusiasm that you feel as a parent. If you're shopping for a preschool that works for your family, we welcome the opportunity to show you why we just may be a perfect fit.

WWW.TI-STL.ORG/DECC 314-432-8076 TEMPLE ISRAEL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

“Saying to your child, ‘You’re going because I had to go when I was a kid,’ is not a reason you should ever have to give.” -Rabbi Amy Feder

At Temple Israel Religious School, our ultimate goal is for students to deeply enjoy their Jewish learning experience and to be proud of their Judaism as the next generation of mensches. As you consider Religious School options that are right for your family, we welcome the opportunity to share more with you about Temple Israel Religious School.

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Physical Exams FROM THE

DOCTOR

Summer for kids means swimming and staying up late. Summer at a pediatrician’s office means lots of yearly check-ups and pre-participation physicals (also known as sports physicals). A physical is recommended yearly for all kids over the age of 3 and more frequently for children under 3. The State of Missouri also mandates that all high school athletes have an annual physical after Feb. 1, so summer and those first back to school weeks are a natural time to schedule the exam.

BY LORA COLLIER, MD Lora Collier, MD, is a Board Certified Pediatrician at Esse Health Mason Road Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center. She is an Instructor in Clinical Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and is also a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Call 314.454.KIDS (5437) for more information or to make an appointment.

The urgent care down the street, the retailbased clinic at your local pharmacy and even chiropractors are advertising that they can do them — so why not just go there? The quality is not the same. A physical is not just a signature on a form. It may be the only time that year that your child sees a physician. A yearly physical with your pediatrician typically includes:

An update of any immunizations that may be due. The “kindergarten shots”

of Dtap (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), polio, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and varicella vaccines are given between 4-6 years of age and required prior to starting school. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines are required going into 8th grade and a second dose of the meningococcal vaccine is required going into 12th grade.

Review of your child’s growth charts. Your pediatrician has the complete

background and medical history of your child, which can determine if your child’s growth since the last year is appropriate. Poor growth can be the first sign of a chronic illness.

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Review of your child’s chronic medical conditions, such as asthma or

migraines, and refills of medications needed to treat those conditions.

Evaluation of any abnormalities on exam or concerns that arise during the visit. Developmental and emotional screenings, as age-appropriate. This

means ensuring your infant and preschooler are meeting milestones. In my office, we also screen all teens for depression at their yearly visits.

Discussion of health and safety topics that are important for all kids (sleep,

limiting screen time, and a balanced diet to name a few). Also, we provide a private and confidential environment for your teen to share any questions or concerns they may have. A yearly physical with your pediatrician is an invaluable part of your child’s health care, both for their current health and for their future growth and development. Plan now to schedule!


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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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How many hours of sleep, on average, do most teenagers get per night?

a) 5-6

b) 7-8

c) 9-10

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How many hours of sleep, on average, do most teens ages 13-18 yrs, need per night?

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eenagers often understand that they need more sleep, but the world around them has not figured out a way to give them what they need! Adults are quick to blame teens for not going to bed early, even though the research clearly shows that with the influence of hormones, new stressors, and other factors, the sleep cycle of a teenager actually changes. For most teens, there is a shift of 2 hours (later) before they can fall asleep. Hence, if your child regularly goes to bed at 8:30pm, when s/he is a teenager the natural sleep time will be 10:30pm. Teenagers often find that their electronics are being blamed for the deficit in sleep. While the electronics certainly do not help (and should not be in the bedroom at night), they are not the only reason for why teens are not getting enough sleep. In answer to the above questions, studies are finding that teens get only 7.25 hours of sleep per weeknight, and approximately 8.25 hours on weekend nights. Teens actually need at least 9 hours of sleep per night. Therefore over the week, teens lose more than a FULL night’s sleep. Researchers have investigated whether naps or other “catch-up” sleep periods help with the chronic sleep deficit experienced by teens, only to find that the naps are great for short term relief of the feeling of being exhausted, but do not help in mediating the chronic deficit. The recent studies have been specifically designed to see if there are negative effects that are correlated with not getting enough sleep. The results are striking! Teens who do not get enough sleep are in danger! The correlation between not getting enough sleep and suicidal thoughts is significant. The correlation between not getting enough sleep and risk-taking is significant.

The correlation between not getting enough sleep and car accidents is significant. And the correlation between poor school performance and not getting enough sleep is significant. Many researchers and pediatricians suggest moving the school start time for teenagers to 8:30 a.m. or later. Unfortunately, most schools are not considering this drastic change, despite its advantages for teenagers. Hence, the list below is the best teens can do, in order to try to get enough sleep: Try to maintain a regular sleep schedule. Do not “oversleep” on weekends. Take early afternoon naps of only 15- 20 minutes Get your homework done as early in the day as possible. Turn off and/or put away stimulating electronics, one hour before you want to go to sleep. Avoid caffeine, smoking, alcohol, and other drugs.

References: Carter, B., Rees, P., Hale, L., Bhattacharjee, D. & Paradkar, M. (2016). A meta-analysis of the effect of media devices on sleep outcomes. JAMA Pediatrics. Vol 170(12), p. 1202-1208. Fitzgerald, CT., Messias, E., & Buysse, DJ. (2011). Teen sleep and suicidality: results from the youth risk behavior surveys of 2007 and 2009. J Clin Sleep Med. vol 7(4), p. 351-6 Loessl, B., Valerius, G., Kopasz, M., Hornyak, M., Riemann, D. & Voderholzer, U. (2008). Are adolescents chronically sleep-deprived? An investigation of sleep habits of adolescents in the Southwest of Germany. Child Care Health Dev. vol 34(5), p. 549-56 Sleep in Adolescents (13-18 Years). http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/sleep-in-adolescents Let Them Sleep: AAP Recommends Delaying Start Times of Middle and High Schools to Combat Teen Sleep Deprivation (2014). www.aap.org

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Oops, I can’t believe I put my sushi lunch in my son’s backpack and his lunch in mine! I had to eat wowbutter, while he had my yummy lunch! Next time my husband has to put together a dollhouse for our daughter, we are going to leave for the weekend! Our 6 year old daughter told her daddy to watch his language 3 times before he even got to step 14 of 54! Perhaps taking one of our children for ice cream, and saying, “This is a secret treat” was a bad idea! He told his sisters that he had the best secret treat ever, but they shouldn’t tell us that they know! I can’t believe my parents told my 11 year old daughter that her violin playing is worse than fingernails on a chalkboard! Who to defend- grandparents without a filter or daughter who doesn’t yet play well, even after 4 years of lessons?! Oops, we should not have told our 16 year old that he could go for a GED and go to college early. Now he doesn’t want to work in high school! Yikes, I can’t believe that when my 5 year old went up to a woman with pretty, curly hair and said,”Why is your hair so messy?”, my husband didn’t say anything!! Oops, I was so busy chasing my toddler that I forgot to turn off the oven! I was so lucky that nothing bad happened. Now I remind myself to turn things off!! I can’t believe I listened to my mother-in-law when she told me to wake my baby every 2 hours at night to take a bottle. We got no sleep, and our baby was so overfull that it did not stay down! Oops, perhaps I should have told my wife that the children needed new toothbrushes while she was at the store. The children and I ALL got in trouble when she came home and found out that they had not brushed their teeth in a week. Oops, I can’t believe that I put my school work in my son’s backpack and not mine!

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NUTRITION NUGGETS

Kitchen Basics and Food Safety, Part 1 KATHY MORA, PhD

Doctorate in nutritional science and epidemiology from the University of Arizona, and masters degree in nutrition and fitness from Florida State University. Clinical background in diabetes, part of clinical team as pediatric diabetes educator. Former nutrition and exercise physiology instructor at St. Louis University, Pima Community College, and Florida State University. Recent project officer on public health research evaluation projects around childhood obesity prevention. Experience as media and nutrition consultant promoting and providing healthy recipes on TV. Dedicated long distance runner, passionate proponent for physical education in children, and mom of two children who happily eat vegetables!

1) Triple Clean leaves your kitchen lean and mean…for preventing bacteria. Hand washing is key to preventing spread of bacteria in the kitchen. A friendly reminder about proper hand washing technique: wash hands with soap, using warm water for 20 seconds, thoroughly covering all skin surfaces and underneath nails. Always wash hands before and after handling food. Keeping kitchen surfaces and equipment clean reduces bacteria. Always wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and countertops with hot, soapy water after use. The general recommendation is to clean surfaces with paper towels, but if you feel that is environmentally wasteful, then be sure to wash cloth dish towels with the hot cycle of the washing machine after each use. (the extra water usage may not be environmentally friendly either---I have yet to resolve this issue for myself). Rinse fresh fruit and vegetables under running tap water. Produce with rinds that you may not consume right away should still be rinsed first. You can use a produce brush to scrub firm produce, such as melons and cucumbers. Conversely, do not wash meats, poultry, or eggs before use. Washing can actually spread contamination of bacteria when juices splash in sink or on countertops. Cooking these foods to proper temperatures is the best method for eliminating harmful bacteria. (see table on opposite page)

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2) Calling all food….go to your separate corners Avoiding cross-contamination is the best way to prevent spread of harmful bacteria from raw foods to ready-made foods or between meats and produce. Use designated cutting boards for fresh produce and a separate one for raw meats, fish, poultry. It’s a good idea to keep these items separated when grocery shopping and storing in refrigerator/freezer, as well. Do not re-use plates or utensils used for preparation of raw foods with the finished cooked foods.

3) It’s getting hot in here….so cook your food The appearance of doneness is not the same as cooking foods to safe, minimum temperatures. Rest time is also helpful when cooking meats. The rest time allows the temperature to remain constant or continue to rise, further destroying bacteria. Not all meats or preparation methods require rest time. See chart on opposite page for recommended safe internal cooking temperatures.

Additional Reference The Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). https://www.fsis.usda.gov


Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures Use this chart and a food thermometer to ensure that meat, poultry, seafood, and other cooked foods reach a safe minimum internal temperature. Remember, you can’t tell whether meat is safely cooked by looking at it. Any cooked, uncured red meats – including pork – can be pink, even when the meat has reached a safe internal temperature.

Why the Rest Time is Important After you remove meat from a grill, oven, or other heat source, allow it to rest for the specified amount of time. During the rest time, its temperature remains constant or continues to rise, which destroys harmful germs.

Category

Food

Temperature (°F)

Rest Time

Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures

Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb

160

None

Turkey, Chicken

165

None

Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb

Steaks, roasts, chops

145

3 minutes

Poultry

Chicken & Turkey, whole

165

None

Poultry breasts, roasts

165

None

Poultry thighs, legs, wings

165

None

Duck & Goose

165

None

Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird) 165

None

Eggs & Egg Dishes Eggs

Cook until yolk & white are firm

None

Egg dishes

160

None

Leftovers & Casseroles

Leftovers

165

None

Casseroles

165

None

Source: https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html

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COOKING CORNER

Sweets

Apple Honey Cookies 1C butter, softened 1/2C dark brown sugar 1/2C granulated sugar 1/4C apple butter 2 eggs 2t vanilla extract 2 1/2C all-purpose flour 1/2t cinnamon 1/4t salt 2 1/4t baking powder For icing: 1 1/2T honey 1 1/4C confectioner sugar (powdered sugar) 1-3T water Food coloring is optional

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Cream the butter and the sugars. Add eggs, and mix. Mix in the apple butter and the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten dough to ½� thickness. Use apple-shaped cookie cutters (or just make round cookies.) Put onto cookie sheet lined with non-stick foil. Bake for ~10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Put on cooling racks. Make the icing. In a large bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, honey, and water until desired spreadable consistency. (Add red, green, or yellow food coloring now, if doing so.) Ice each cooled cookie, and then allow icing to dry and harden.


L’Shanah Tovah! Celebrate the High Holidays with us at Congregation Shaare Emeth

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All are e! BOKER TOV SERVICES: Welcom Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21, 9 a.m. ROSH – and Special HASHANAH presentation of “Moana the Search for the Lost Shofar!” 21, 9 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER

A.M. YOM KIPPUR SPECIAL PRESENTATION Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. OF “MOANA AND THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST SHOFAR!” Join us for these interactive YOM KIPPUR – experiences SATURDAY, worship that are most appropriate for families with SEPTEMBER 30, 9 A.M. preschoolers and young children through grade 2.

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JOIN US FOR THESE Co ng re g ation Sh aare Em e t h INTERACTIVE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES THAT ARE MOST 1867-2017

are Welcome! All years

celebrating

You‛re invited to become a part of our new PJ Library Shelter Buddies program, where kids ages 5-15 read books to animals at the Humane Society.

Meet other people from your neighborhood while doing a mitzvah! Want more details? You’ll be; • • • •

Fostering empathy and compassion in your kids Helping to comfort shy or fearful animals Getting to know other PJ Library families from your area Increasing your child‛s comfort level with reading out loud

Training Schedule

One-time training required prior to reading. Training will be held at all three Humane Society locations from 4:30-6:00 pm: 11660 Administration Drive, 63146 on Sept 5. 1201 Macklind Ave, 63110 on Sept 13. 17357 Edison Ave, Chesterfield, 63005 on Sept 14.

Reading Schedule

Reading times are Sundays from 2:00-3:00 pm. Clayton, University City and Richmond Heights Macklind location on Sept 3 & Oct 1. Olivette and Ladue Administration Drive location on Sept 10 & Oct 8. Creve Coeur, Kirkwood and Webster Groves Administration Drive location on Sept 17 & Oct 15. Chesterfield, Ballwin and Ellisville Chesterfield location on Sept 24 & Oct 22.

Register online at JFedSTL.org/events/Shelter-Buddies. For more information, contact Jennifer Baer Lotsoff at JLotsoff@JFedSTL.org.

For a complete guide to the High Holidays at Shaare Emeth, visit www.sestl.org/highholidays.

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FROM THE

CONCIERGE’S DESK BY LIESSA ALPERIN Reader Requested!

*Editor’s Note: To ALL of the religious school directors: Please accept a huge thank you from St Louis Jewish Parents magazine. In order to answer a specific question asked by several readers, I reached out to you with very little notice. Many of you were able to provide me with a short quote/blurb on your perspective. If anyone else would still like to do so, please email them to me, and I will put them in the next issue. I am so grateful for how united and helpful our entire Jewish community keeps proving to be. I was excited to learn that the St Louis Religious School Directors meet regularly as a team to learn and talk as a cohesive group of equals.

Choosing a Religious School Mazel Tov! You’ve reached another one of the big decisions of parenthood! Sending your child(ren) to Religious School! Now comes the next question…which one? We are blessed in St. Louis to have so many great choices for our children and our families! When you decide to send your children to Religious School you are giving them a gift! Truth be told, it is a gift for the entire family; a gift of a partner in providing a Jewish education for your family. However, with any gift, there are many options and choices along the way. We all want to give thoughtful gifts. Here are some aspects to consider: First and foremost, you are not only choosing a place to partner in providing a Jewish education, but you are choosing a community. You are choosing the community where your family will celebrate many milestones together, pray together, learn together, and perhaps even turn to in times of need. It is important to spend some time in that community. Go to services. More than once or twice. Make an appointment with a member of their clergy. Read their webpage. Attend a program or two that interests you. Ask if you can talk to a member about their experiences there. As they say in Sesame Street, these are the people in your neighborhood… Meet them. Understand that the decision, although not permanent, is not merely a choice for a year or two. Jewish education, being Jewish, does not have an ending. Meet with the Religious School Director. If your

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children are old enough, bring them to the meeting. Ask lots of questions. Let your child ask questions too. If your child is in Kindergarten, ask also about the 3-6th grade program. If they are in 3-6th grade, ask about the middle school and high school years. Ask if your child can visit a classroom more than once. It takes at least two visits to really get a sense of a day at Religious School. Think about what you want your “gift of Jewish education” to include. What do you want your child/ family to learn and experience? Do you want them to learn Hebrew? Learn about Tzedakah and Tikkkun Olam? Do you want them to have a B’nei Mitzvah? Be Confirmed? Do they have a youth group program? Who are the teachers in the school? Are there opportunities for families to attend programming with their students? And then…ask the other questions that are the logistic aspects that also need to be asked. What days do the students attend? What are the days of the week options for my child at different ages and stages? Very importantly, if my child has learning, social, emotional needs; are they able to support my child in being set up for success in their program?


As a parent, I know that any time my husband and I make decisions that affect our children, we spend a great amount of time questioning and weighing all the variables. We should all know that there are so many great choices in St. Louis for this decision, we are truly blessed. As a Religious School Director, I know that we are only able to “touch” the lives of your students and your family for a few hours a week. We hope and believe that we are partners with your family in providing a positive Jewish learning experience for your entire family. No matter the choice you make; remember you are ultimately giving a wonderful gift to your children. This is a gift, and also an investment in their and OUR future! Liessa Alperin Shaare Emeth Growing up in a household with one Israeli and one American parent, Jewish Education was a constant topic of discussion. Where would we attend? What were our educational and cultural goals? Ultimately, my parents chose a Jewish Day School. As a product of Day School and a current Director of Religious Education, I am happy to share my perspective. While the content expectations and immersive contexts are different, Religious School offers a rigorous academic space to develop Jewish values, social skills, positive peer relationships and healthy friendships which can span generations. These Jewish connections, which are organically and naturally interwoven, instill a strong sense of Jewish pride in our young people. Avital Ostifield Bnai Amoona

Religious school should provide everyone in your family another opportunity for deeper engagement in your community. Children can make new friends who share common experiences in holiday observances and traditions. Meanwhile, parents can connect with other parents and explore their own educational, communal, and social justice interests. Connecting your child to a religious school community helps them by starting them on a path of exploring their own religious identity within a safe space with others doing the same. Yes, Jewish knowledge and experience comes along with religious school, but of greatest importance are the Jewish souls that are developed. Rabbi Roxanne J.S. Shapiro United Hebrew Congregation

What is important to look for in a Religious School? It is most important that the school teaches children - not just curriculum. While what students learn is important, I believe the child's overall experience is just as important. Subie Banaszynski, MSW Temple Emanuel Being parents ourselves, we understand the difficulty of navigating between activities, sports and Religious School, and that saying to your child, “You’re going because I had to go when I was a kid,” just doesn’t cut it. One ultimate goal is for students to be proud of their Judaism as the next generation of mensches. It is important for the religious school team to listen to parents and students to ensure that the program fits the needs as times change. Rabbi Amy Feder and Rabbi Michael Alper Temple Israel As a kid, I was blessed to have a chance, to go to JCC summer camp for 13 years. It was a chance to create who I was as a part of a Jewish community from the ground up, and to participate in building my own Jewish educational experiences with a community of other children and adults. What I think is most important in a Religious School is creating space for each student and family, no matter their background, to connect with teachers, parents, families, community members, and rabbis, and forming their Jewish identity. Religious School should ultimately not focus on learning Jewish information or preparing for Jewish ritual celebrations, but on creating curious learners equipped with tools for a life-long journey of self-discovery. Rabbi Scott Shafrin Kol Rinah I have spent my entire career working in the St. Louis Jewish community and the one common denominator that I have observed parents use when making a decision about their child's Jewish education is that they gravitate to where they feel at home and comfortable. When a family's values align with the Religious School, the faculty of educators and Rabbis, and they share the same vision as well as serve as role models, then the decision is easily made. Maxine Weil Central Reform Congregation

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JEWISH

HOLIDAY

Rosh Hashanah

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Whether you spell this holiday with an “h” at the end, or a second “n” somewhere, it is still the same. This is the Jewish New Year. It is one of our holiest holidays of the year. It is not celebrated with fireworks, but instead with prayer, self-contemplation, hearing the shofar (ram’s horn), and rejoicing in proclaiming that G-d is the Ruler of the Universe. In Jewish tradition, a king/ruler is a servant of the people, with the main concern being that the people live in happiness and harmony. Decrees and laws are primarily for the good of the people. Customs: (This is a common subset of those that can be followed, and not everyone follows all of these.) Attend synagogue/temple for the two days of the holiday. Wear white/light colored clothing, and sneakers (no animal products, like leather.) Hear the Shofar. The ram’s horn serves as: a call to prayer, to announce the beginning of a proclamation, a person’s cry of atonement, a wake-up call, among others. Instead of saying, “Happy New Year”, we say the Hebrew translation of, “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year”, or simply “For a sweet year.”

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Eat apples dipped in honey, honey cake, and/or dough balls dipped in honey with cherries (Tayglach). Challah bread is round, and side dishes might include tzimmes. Light candles in the evening, reciting the proper blessings. Perform the Tashlich ceremony. It is customary to go to a body of water (ocean, river, pond, etc.) and put small pieces of bread in the water, thinking about each one being a sin committed throughout the past year that is being cast away.


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Many families are divided by some popular figure, and the Roths are no exception. For us, this individual has been in the national spotlight since the 1980s, has regularly displayed narcissistic behavior, has hair unlike anything found on a respectable human being, and has a passionate, devoted following among those with a sub-kindergarten education. We all know who this is, right? Do I even need to say his name? He is the only person to tear the Roth family in two: Elmo.

BOAZ ROTH A teacher at Thomas Jefferson school for the past 23 years and counting, Boaz Roth enjoys challenging bright students and working with colleagues. He coaches the basketball team and has various other interests. Boaz and his wife have 3 daughters, ranging from age 17 to age 6 years.

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When our oldest daughter turned two, her grandfather bought her a “Tickle Me Elmo” doll that she adored. Press its belly and it would bellow “Elmo loves you” over...and over...and over... again. She couldn’t get enough of it. Unfortunately one morning she woke up to discover her beloved Elmo had “disappeared.” A thorough and intensive search around the house yielded no trace of him1, and our daughter was heartbroken until she picked up her Disney princesses. Her tears soon evaporated, but she never lost her fondness for Elmo. The same can’t be said for our middle daughter. When she turned three, our summer travels took us to Sesame Place in Pennsylvania. And who was there to greet us? A six-foot Elmo. It was a dream for our oldest daughter, and she hugged him warmly. But when he tried to get his arms around her sister, screams ensued. We still have the picture of that moment: one daughter in bliss and the other in mortal terror. Hence our family’s ambivalence about Elmo. Strangely, our middle daughter insists that she can’t recall that day at all, and her amnesia puzzles me. That moment deeply etched itself into our family’s collective memory save for the person most affected by it. For a while I’ve wondered what’s the point in planning for a trip if it becomes impossible to recollect? So to prevent any forgetting from reoccurring for our youngest child, my wife and I chose a destination for this summer’s travels guaranteed to stay with her a lifetime : Niagara Falls. After driving 1,200 miles last July, we found ourselves on the top deck of the Maid of the Mist at the base of the falls, ready to get a close look and get doused. And just as we put on our blue rain-ponchos, our six-year old did a Linda Blair impersonation:

she howled and screamed to get off the boat. We had no clue what got into her, but after so long a drive—and the second mortgage I took out to pay for tickets—no one was getting off that boat! Once we began moving, her tears were washed away by the never ending mist of the falls. Within seconds, she was enraptured. I’ve seen many emotional expressions on my baby’s face, but I’ve never seen awe before. I’m usually not at a loss for words, but even now—a few months removed from that mystical boat ride—I still struggle to describe it. In addition to our child, my wife and I had never experienced anything quite like that the raw power and encompassing grandeur of the falls.2 If the purpose for summer trips is to create shared memories that tighten and bind the family, consider the goal accomplished this summer. A few days later, we asked our daughter what upset her on the boat. She mentioned that when we stopped in the visitor center, we took a photo of her in a faux barrel going over the falls. She thought that our boat would follow that path. Once she saw the falls, however, her fears disappeared. My wife immediately took her hand and told her we would never let her face any danger. She assured her we would never want to see anyone go over the falls. Our daughter turned to me, and I reaffirmed my wife’s words: I would never want to see anyone end up in the falls. Of course, I would make an exception for that TickleMe Elmo doll.

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Strange coincidence: when I was four, I woke up one morning to discover my ratty, beloved “blankey” disappeared. My father told me it blew away in the wind. Strange coincidence….

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Although that unforgettable minute of totality during last month’s eclipse may equal it.

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Senior STYLE NOTE FROM EDITOR: Introducing a new, one page monthly article! Senior Style will cover an important topic for our amazing St. Louis seniors. From fashion to phone choice, grandparent friendly destinations to working with current technology, we hope that this article will be a helpful, interactive resource. Please email your topic suggestions to info@stlouisjewishparents.com.

Setting Boundaries and Financial Independence When adult children get married and/ or have their own children, they often tell their parents what the boundaries are with the new nuclear family. But often that establishment of boundaries ends up being one-sided, and the “grandparents” are TOLD that they can only come over or call at certain times of particular days. Mother-in-laws walk on tiptoes, as they do not want to be excluded from the lives of the children and grandchildren. The role of the daughter’s mother is often different, more privileged, than the role of the son’s mother. Most of this has been accepted for decades in the U.S. as shown by studies that are being conducted on the social relationships between adult children and their parents, but conversely, as the push for social independence of adult children has increased, the ability to have financial independence has decreased. This can add up to a tremendous strain on the seniors who had been planning for retirement and their economic independence from grown, adult children. Several studies have suggested that the majority of adult children don’t need the support and are not learning to live independently with fiscal responsibility, i.e. the aging parents are enabling the adult children to live a lifestyle that they can not afford, with no end in sight. However, there was a significant minority of adult children who required 3-5 years of help due to paying student loans, starting a new career path/business, or having a major upheaval in the family structure. In most of these cases, there was a clear schedule or proposal that could be backed up, and which led to eventual financial independence for both adult child, and aging adult.

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These studies have found a clear reason for the importance of justification, “applying for assistance”, and planning, even if it is between family members and not in the context of a bank. The suggestion is to look at each adult child’s request independently, with what will be in the best interest of both parties over the long term being taken into consideration. Grandparents should not be guilted into raising the grandchildren. Seniors should not be guilted into funding extravagant lifestyles of their adult children. When boundaries are set, and respect is given to the older adults, the relationship between senior and adult child becomes stronger. The best ways to start with accountability and a path towards financial independence is to sit down together and have a frank discussion, asking the following questions regarding financial support: Why do you need the support? How much support do you think you need? When will you need the support until? What kind of support is needed? What would you do without the support, and is that a better option? What will you do next, after the planned support stops? With the answers to these, and other questions, a course that allows mutual respect and clear boundaries can be established.

References & Resources Society of Grownups study on what financial independence really means to adults ages 21 to 45. https://www.societyofgrownups.com/ blog/financial-independence-a-family-affair. Study report by PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement 2013. https://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/CDS/TAS13_UserGuide.pdf. Pew Research Center, Social and Demographic Trends. http://www. pewsocialtrends.org/2015/05/21/5-helping-adult-children/ Forbes magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ jennagoudreau/2011/05/20/parents-provide-financial-support-moneyadult-children/#3cdbdbd21987


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Are you ready to take your generosity to the next level? In honor of the late Tom Green, a Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the Staenberg Family Foundation is matching all 2017 Annual Campaign gifts that increase to a new giving level – the whole gift, up to $25,000 per donor (total available matching funds equals $450,000)!

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Baby N Me

9/1 10am-11:30am

Seniors

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. You are welcome to stay for Shabbat. SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Secular

FREE indoor playtime for kids 5 and younger with an adult. Snack included. Families are welcome to stay for the Early Childhood Tot Shabbat each week at 11:30am. Open to members and nonmembers. JCC FOX BUILDING

9/2 7am-5pm The market has hot food, bakeries, produce, flowers and even a pet shop. The market is open year round 730 CARROLL STREET, 63104

Keeper Talks

9/2 9am-10am

COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

Meet outside the Wildlife Hospital at 9 am and join our keepers as they feed and water our birds. Learn what they are, how they got here, and what they all eat.

Emilie Brockman,314-442-3267, ebrockman@jccstl.org

Aromatherapy at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

9/1 10am

Jewish

Don't miss the monthly opening! Climb 198 stairs to the top of one of the highest points in St. Louis for a breathtaking 360 degree view of STL. Entry limited to 25 people on the viewing deck at a time.

Historic Soulard Market

9/1 10:30am-11:30am

Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class! 450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

Youth Archery Training 9/2

Beginners: 9 am-10:30 am, Intermediate: 11 am-12:30 pm Join the South County Archers to learn and/or improve your archery skills and technique!

Jungle Boogie ConcertSoulard Blues Band

9/1 5pm-8pm

Schools & Synagogues

9/2 12pm-4pm

3501 RUSSELL BLVD, 63104 FREE

Open Play at the J

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Compton Hill Water Tower Park

All ages can enjoy Top 40, MoTown, Rock and more on the outdoor stage in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo. Animalrelated kids activities will focus on conservation of endangered species through the Zoo’s WildCare Institute. STL ZOO FREE

Artists Choose Artists

9/1 9am-9pm Showcasing emerging St. Louis visual artists, this exhibition (guest curated by Nancy Neman Rice) asks established St. Louis artists to invite and exhibit alongside a local emerging artist.

JEFFERSON BARRACKS PARK $6 PP

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

9/2 10am-4pm 60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climatecontrolled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County.

15189 OLIVE BLVD. CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017 RIDES ARE $2/PERSON OR $5 FOR THREE RIDES. CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID ADULT.

MILLSTONE GALLERY, 524 TRINITY AVE, 63130 HOURS: M-F 9 AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-6PM, AND SUN 11 AM-6PM.

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Sunday

Sunday Chess Classes 9/3

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. FIRST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NONMEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

Sundays with Shakespeare

9/3 1pm The Radio Arts Foundation introduces a new radio program on the air with all of the plays by Shakespeare. A complete listing is on our website at http://www. rafstl.org/shakespeare/. These are introduced by Rick Dildine, Director of Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. Listen at 107.3 FM or 96.3 HD2. FREE

Kramer's Marionnettes: Marvin's Musical Revue

9/3 1pm-2pm The Jack In The Boxes, Marvin, Susie, Charlie, Betsey and our new friends Linda and Elisa, the Hedge Hog Girls with their boogie woogie, are waiting to entertain you! 4143 LACLEDE AVE, 63108 SPECIAL PRICED TICKETS! CALL 314.531.3313. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SHOWS.

Free Walking Tour

9/3 2pm-3pm Laumeier tours are interactive and designed to engage participants in exploring the relationship between art and nature. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents. Laumeier Sculpture Park is a living laboratory where artists and audiences explore the relationship between contemporary art and the natural environment. 12580 ROTT ROAD FREE

Monday

Sensory Story Time

9/4 6:30pm Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

St Louis Zoo

9/4 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Open Jump

9/4 10am-3pm Who can jump higher or find their way through the obstacle course first, the kids or the parents? PUMP IT UP, ST CHARLES, 3691 NEW TOWN BLVD, 63301

Water Waddlers

9/4 9am-10:30am Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/ guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child. 1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7


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Chair Yoga

Baby N Me

NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX,

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

9/5 11am-12pm 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-442-3255.

Kirkwood Farmers' Market

9/5 9am-8pm The market opens early in the season and is open daily. For the best selection of produce, visit the market on Saturday morning when it opens at 8 a.m. 150 E. ARGONNE, KIRKWOOD FREE.

Butterfly House: Free Admission Mornings

9/5 10am-12pm First Tuesday of every month, for STL City/County Residents, come see this butterfly zoo! (No strollers permitted.) 15193 OLIVE BLVD. 63017 FREE

Museum of Transportation

9/5 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars. 2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

Advocating for Your Child's Education and Wellness: Panel Discussion 9/5 7pm

Become a better advocate for the social, emotional, educational and behavioral wellness of children and young adults with significant learning challenges, mental health issues and other complexities. CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE RD, 63141 FREE

Shelter Buddies Training Class

9/5 4:30pm-6pm Getting ready to read to animals does not have to take a lot of time, but training is important. Come to this one time training, so that you and your family can take part in this PJ Library program! Ages 5-15. 11660 ADMINISTRATION DRIVE, 63146 REGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSTL. ORG/EVENTS/SHELTER-BUDDIES

9/6 9:30am-10:45am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS. 314-569-0048

Cahokia Mounds

9/6 9am-5pm The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement. 30 RAMEY ST, COLLINSVILLE, IL DONATION ENCOURAGED.

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

9/6 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required. MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Wine Down Wednesday

9/6 6pm Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine! DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www.dimvaloo.com

Teen Open Gym

9/6 8:30pm-9:50pm Open gym is for children and adults ages 13 and up, wanting to practice gymnastics, cheer or parkour. Includes use of floors and trampolines. Waiver must be signed by parent if under 18 years old. Waivers available online at www.teamcentral.org.

Thursday

Friday

Interfaith Couples Paint and Wine Night Out

9/7 6pm-8pm Join us at TI for an evening of creativity, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a conversation on interfaith relationships with Rabbis Amy Feder and Michael Alper. TEMPLE ISRAEL, #1 RABBI ALVAN RUBIN DR. 63141 FREE AND CHILD CARE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.

Bnai Amoona ECC Parent Night

9/7 7pm-8:30pm Come learn about our school community and incredible parent body in a warm, social setting. BNAI AMOONA, 324 S MASON RD, 63141 FREE

Protecting Our Pollinators

9/7 4pm-6pm All ages: Come learn about Missouri's amazing pollinators. Discover what you can do to help our conservation efforts. While supplies last, take home a milkweed plant to start your own pollinator garden at home! POWDER VALLEY CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER FREE

Ladies' Knight

9/7 6:30pm-7:30pm Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Jewish Federation of St Louis Annual Meeting

9/7 5:30pm-8pm Hors D’oeuvre Reception* 6:30 pm, then the meeting

THE MAGIC HOUSE, 516 S KIRKWOOD RD, 63122 $18 PER PERSON, $36 FOR WHOLE FAMILY.

Baby N Me

9/8 10am-11:30am Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. You are welcome to stay for Shabbat. SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Open Play at the J

9/8 10:30am-11:30am FREE indoor playtime for kids 5 and younger with an adult. Snack included. Families are welcome to stay for the Early Childhood Tot Shabbat each week at 11:30am. Open to members and non-members. JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

Emilie Brockman,314-442-3267, ebrockman@jccstl.org

Aromatherapy at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

9/8 10am Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class!

450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

Water Waddlers

9/8 9am-10:30am Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child. 1050 DES PERES RD,

63131 $0- $7

Suson Farm Fridays

9/8 10am-1pm Looking for some fun like pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing, candle making and peddle cars/bean bag toss area. 6073 WELLS

ROAD, 63128 FREE, BUT REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL (314) 615-8822

TEAM CENTRAL, 2675 METRO BLVD, 63043 $8 PER TEEN.

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Not familiar with Traditional Congregation? Come find out what we're all about. Meet Rabbi Gordon and our warm and friendly congregation. Shabbat services will be followed by a delicious kiddush luncheon.

Join us at Temple Emanuel. Each 45 minute Jewishly-themed session includes singing, laughing, moving and art. Join us for this early-years Jewish education with your small ones! (Children 6 months to 3 years with an adult.) TEMPLE EMANUEL,

Seniors

9/9 9am-1pm

12437 LADUE RD, 63141 FREE FOR EVERYONE

CRC Rainbow

9/9 10am-11:30am Open to the entire community, offered once a month for families with young children prior to entering Pre-K. These sessions are designed to create, and enhance, a Jewish home through music, art, stories, play, and group experiences.

Secular

5020 WATERMAN BLVD, 63108 FREE

Tot Shabbat- Aloha Shabbat 9/9 10am-11:30am

A very special Aloha Tot Shabbat All children (age 6 and under, siblings, family and friends are welcome!) come enjoy a fun, engaging, activity filled Shabbat program. Songs, stories, games, snacks, dancing, puppets, and much more! NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE

Jewish

Sensory Saturday at the Zoo

Schools & Synagogues

9/9 9:30am

CALENDAR

12166 CONWAY RD, 63141 FREE AND OPEN TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

Sunday Chess Classes 9/10

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. 1ST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NONMEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

Sundays with Shakespeare

9/10 1pm The Radio Arts Foundation introduces a new radio program on the air with all of the plays by Shakespeare. A complete listing is on our website at http://www. rafstl.org/shakespeare/. These are introduced by Rick Dildine, Director of Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. Listen at 107.3 FM or 96.3 HD2.FREE

Artists Choose Artists

ST LOUIS ZOO $2-$3 PER PERSON

MILLSTONE GALLERY, 524 TRINITY AVE, 63130 HOURS: M-F 9 AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-6PM, AND SUN 11 AM-6PM.

Archery – Basics Archery and Atlatl

Shelter Buddies Reading Opportunity!

Ages 9- 99. This program includes archery safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance, and safe storage. You may bring your own equipment to this program, however, equipment will be provided. AUGUST A BUSCH SHOOTING RANGE, 2360 HWY D, 63304. FREE, BUT MUST REGISTER

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9/10 10am-10:45am

Ages 0-8. The new Sensory Saturday sessions will be modified with dimmer lighting, reduced sound and a sensorybreak area with fidgets (self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening), pillows and other accommodations. Zoo staff members are experienced in working with children with special needs and enjoy helping children get the most from the gallery’s offerings—on their own terms.

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9/10 11am-6pm Showcasing emerging St. Louis visual artists, this exhibition (guest curated by Nancy Neman Rice) asks established St. Louis artists to invite and exhibit alongside a local emerging artist.

9/10 2pm-3pm Read books to animals at The Humane Society! Foster empathy and compassion. Comfort shy or fearful animals. Get to know other PJ Library families. Practice reading aloud.

11660 ADMINISTRATION DRIVE, 63146 REGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSTL. ORG/EVENTS/SHELTER-BUDDIES

Monday

Doris I Schnuck Children's Garden

9/11 9am-4pm Founded in 1859, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and an oasis in the city of St. Louis. 4344 SHAW BLVD, 63110 FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12. $8 FOR ADULTS.

St Louis Zoo

9/11 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Monarch Tagging

9/11 9am-12pm Monarchs are migrating through our area! Ages 8- adult can become citizen scientists. Learn about Monarch ID, behavior, proper netting techniques, and hopefully, tag a few in an effort to track their Southern flight. We will meet in the garden in front of the Weldon Spring Interpretive Center. 7295 HIGHWAY 94 SOUTH, 63304 FREE

Sensory Story Time

9/11 6:30pm Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

J's Family Center: Reading Rabbis

9/11 4:45pm-5:45pm Join us for a special holiday story time each Monday with six different guest Rabbis from across our community. We'll enjoy a book, a special craft or activity, and a snack together. JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR FREE


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Feathered Friends: Autumn Senior Picnic

9/12 9am-1pm Discover the prairies and fields at Columbia Bottom alive with flowers, birds and butterflies. Take a light walk with easy access to all areas we visit. Bring a sack lunch to eat in one of our covered pavilions. Water and dessert are provided. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Wednesday

Celebration of Life Party

Baby N Me

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. You are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

St Louis NORC is hosting a birthday party for all 90+ year olds and their families to celebrate this wonderful milestone. Entertainment, refreshments, and prizes provided.

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. You are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

9/13 9:30am-10:45am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS. 314-569-0048

Wine Down Wednesday

Chair Yoga

Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine!

NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-4423255.

Kirkwood Farmers' Market

9/12 9am-8pm The market opens early in the season and is open daily. For the best selection of produce, visit the market on Saturday morning when it opens at 8 a.m.

9/13 6pm DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124 314.824.8224. For

more information call our store or visit us on-line www.dimvaloo.com

Teen Open Gym

9/13 8:30pm-9:50pm Open gym is for children and adults ages 13 and up, wanting to practice gymnastics, cheer or parkour. Includes use of floors and trampolines. Waiver must be signed by parent if under 18 years old. Waivers available online at www. teamcentral.org. TEAM CENTRAL,

150 E. ARGONNE, KIRKWOOD FREE.

2675 METRO BLVD, 63043 $8 PER TEEN.

Storytelling at the Museum

Lone Elk Park

9/12 10:30am-11:15am Engaging our youngest visitors and their families in historic objects and museum settings by using traditional and contemporary storybooks. Children will also enjoy a hands-on craft or other activity. Ages 2-5. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Healthworks! Kids Museum

9/12 9:30am-4:30pm Here at HealthWorks!, we believe in giving children and caregivers the tools and knowledge to shoot for the stars, and be better tomorrow than they were today! HEALTHWORKS KIDS' MUSEUM ST LOUIS, 1100 MACKLIND AVE, 63110 VARIES

Friday

Baby N Me

801 STRODTMAN RD, 63138 FREE, BUT REGISTER TO (314) 877-6019

9/12 11am-12pm

Thursday

9/13 7am-10pm Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle. 1 LONE ELK PARK RD, 63088 FREE

Shelter Buddies Training Class

9/13 4:30pm-6pm Getting ready to read to animals does not have to take a lot of time, but training is important. Come to this one time training, so that you and your family can take part in this PJ Library program! Ages 5-15.

1201 MACKLIND AVE, 63110 REGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSTL. ORG/EVENTS/SHELTER-BUDDIES

9/14 1pm-2:30pm

JCC BANQUET CENTER, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR. 63146 FREE

Babes in the Woods

9/14 9:30am-10am It's always a perfect time to enjoy nature. Join us for a stroller walk outdoors. Discover how nature appeals to our senses no matter what our age. POWDER VALLEY CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER FREE, BUT REGISTER AT 314301-1500.

Grant's Farm!

9/14 9am-3:30pm Enjoy Grant's Farm favorites, such as, goat feeding, carousel rides, snow cones, and more.

Ladies' Knight

9/14 6:30pm-7:30pm Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Shelter Buddies Training Class

9/14 4:30pm-6pm Getting ready to read to animals does not have to take a lot of time, but training is important. Come to this one time training, so that you and your family can take part in this PJ Library program! Ages 5-15.

17357 EDISON AVE, 63005 REGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSTL. ORG/EVENTS/SHELTER-BUDDIES

9/15 10am-11:30am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Open Play at the J

9/15 10:30am-11:30am FREE indoor playtime for kids 5 and younger with an adult. Snack included. Families are welcome to stay for the Early Childhood Tot Shabbat each week at 11:30am. Open to members and non-members. JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

Emilie Brockman,314-442-3267, ebrockman@jccstl.org

Book Club at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

9/15 10am Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class! 450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

Water Waddlers

9/15 9am-10:30am Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/ guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child. 1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race

9/15 7pm-9:30pm Balloon Glow and Fireworks in one of the oldest Hot Air Balloon events in the world. ART HILL IN FOREST PARK FREE

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Sensory Story Time

The market has hot food, bakeries, produce, flowers and even a pet shop. The market is open year round

Faust Historic Village gets back to its roots for an old fashioned folk festival. The 19th century homes will buzz with period dressed staff and traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, basket weaving, pottery firing and other historical arts and crafts demonstrated.

Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities.

Seniors

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

9/16 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Keeper Talks

Secular

9/16 9am-10am Meet outside the Wildlife Hospital at 9 am and join our keepers as they feed and water our birds. Learn what they are, how they got here, and what they all eat. WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

Faust Heritage Festival

9/16 10am-5pm Faust Historic Village gets back to its roots for an old fashioned folk festival. The 19th century homes will buzz with period dressed staff and traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, basket weaving, pottery firing and other historical arts and crafts demonstrated. 15185 OLIVE BLVD, 63017 RANGES FROM $2-5 PER PERSON.

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race

9/16 12pm-5pm Children's entertainment area, skydivers, and then the race!

CALENDAR

ART HILL IN FOREST PARK FREE

9/17 10am-5pm

15185 OLIVE BLVD, 63017 RANGES FROM $2-5 PER PERSON.

Sunday Chess Classes 9/17

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. FIRST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NONMEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

St. Louis Jewish Parents

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

St Louis Zoo

9/18 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Open Jump

9/18 10am-3pm

The Radio Arts Foundation introduces a new radio program on the air with all of the plays by Shakespeare. A complete listing is on our website at http://www. rafstl.org/shakespeare/. These are introduced by Rick Dildine, Director of Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. Listen at 107.3 FM or 96.3 HD2.

PUMP IT UP, ST CHARLES, 3691 NEW TOWN BLVD, 63301

9/17 1pm

FREE

Rosh Hashana Challah Baking Workshop

9/17 1pm-2pm Celebrate the High Holidays with a Pre-Jewish New Year interactive, hands-on Challah Baking Workshop. SCHNUCKS KEHRS MILL, 2511 KEHRS MILL RD, 63011 SUGGESTED DONATION IS $18.

Shelter Buddies Reading Opportunity!

9/17 2pm-3pm

11660 ADMINISTRATION DRIVE, 63146 REGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSTL. ORG/EVENTS/SHELTER-BUDDIES

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9/16 7am-5pm

Schools & Synagogues

Sunday

Who can jump higher or find their way through the obstacle course first, the kids or the parents?

J's Family Center: Reading Rabbis

9/18 4:45pm-5:45pm Join us for a special holiday story time each Monday with six different guest Rabbis from across our community. We'll enjoy a book, a special craft or activity, and a snack together. JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR FREE


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9/19 11am-12pm NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-442-3255.

Apple Picking at Mills Apple Farm

9/19 9am-5:30pm Come pick your apples for the New Year! Family-owned, this farm has been welcoming for decades! 11477 POCAHONTAS ROAD, MARINE IL 62061 VARIES

Storytelling at the Museum

9/19 10:30am-11:15am Engaging our youngest visitors and their families in historic objects and museum settings by using traditional and contemporary storybooks. Children will also enjoy a hands-on craft or other activity. Ages 2-5. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Museum of Transportation

9/19 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

Artists Choose Artists

9/19 9am-9pm Showcasing emerging St. Louis visual artists, this exhibition (guest curated by Nancy Neman Rice) asks established St. Louis artists to invite and exhibit alongside a local emerging artist.

MILLSTONE GALLERY, 524 TRINITY AVE, 63130 HOURS: M-F 9 AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-6PM, AND SUN 11 AM-6PM.

Wednesday Baby N Me

9/20 9:30am-10:45am Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. You are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

Thursday

Friday

Tot Program- Rosh Hashana Day1

9/21 10am-11:30am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

A very special Rosh Hashona Day1 Tot Shabbat All children (age 6 and under, siblings and friends are welcome!) come enjoy a fun, engaging, activity filled Shabbat program. Songs, stories, games, snacks, dancing, puppets, and much more!

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

Brookdale Farms Corn Maze

314-569-0048

9/20 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

YOU AND ME UNDER THE CANOPY: Sensational Spiders

9/20 10am-11am (Ages 3–6) Families, meet in the lobby for a “nature” adventure. Hike with the naturalist to a special place in the forest and enjoy a story under the tree canopy. Siblings are welcome. POWDER VALLEY CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER FREE, BUT RESERVE AT 314-301-1500.

Wine Down Wednesday

9/20 6pm Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine! DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www. dimvaloo.com

Teen Open Gym

9/20 8:30pm-9:50pm Open gym is for children and adults ages 13 and up, wanting to practice gymnastics, cheer or parkour. Includes use of floors and trampolines. Waiver must be signed by parent if under 18 years old. Waivers available online at www. teamcentral.org.

NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE

9/21 10am-6pm Check out all of the fun fall activities that we have to offer AND the largest corn maze in St Louis!

8004 TWIN RIVERS ROAD, EUREKA 63025 VARIES, CHILDREN UNDER 4 ARE FREE, CHILDREN $6, ADULTS $9.

Monarch Tagging

9/21 9am-12pm Monarchs are migrating through our area! Ages 8- adult can become citizen scientists. Learn about Monarch ID, behavior, proper netting techniques, and hopefully, tag a few in an effort to track their Southern flight. We will meet in the garden in front of the Weldon Spring Interpretive Center. 7295 HIGHWAY 94 SOUTH, 63304 FREE

Science Storytime!

9/21 10:15am-11:15am Ready Readers presents an interactive reading of a science themed book, followed by a related hands-on activity. Each week, a different story is featured. 5050 OAKLAND AVE FREE

Baby N Me

9/22 10am-11:30am Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat. SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Tot Program- Rosh Hashana Day2

9/22 10am-11:30am A very special Rosh Hashona Day1 Tot Shabbat All children (age 6 and under, siblings and friends are welcome!) come enjoy a fun, engaging, activity filled Shabbat program. Songs, stories, games, snacks, dancing, puppets, and much more! NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE

Open Play at the J

9/22 10:30am-11:30am FREE indoor playtime for kids 5 and younger with an adult. Snack included. Families are welcome to stay for the Early Childhood Tot Shabbat each week at 11:30am. Open to members and non-members. JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

Emilie Brockman,314-442-3267, ebrockman@jccstl.org

Farm to Table at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

9/22 10am Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class! 450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-9302632

Ladies' Knight

9/21 6:30pm-7:30pm Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Grant's Farm!

9/22 9am-3:30pm Enjoy Grant's Farm favorites, such as, goat feeding, carousel rides, snow cones, and more.

TEAM CENTRAL, 2675 METRO BLVD, 63043 $8 PER TEEN.

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Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

Seniors

9/23 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Dutch Oven Cooking

Secular

9/23 10:30am-12pm Ages 14 and up: Come experience the age-old tradition of Dutch oven cooking. Together we will create a few different recipes and then sample them. Please bring a camp chair and meet at the nature center building.

POWDER VALLEY CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER FREE, BUT RESERVE AT 314-3041444

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Jewish

9/23 10am-3pm Come one, come all! Practice casting. Shoot a bow. And, take your best shot. This event is all about fun in the outdoors with family and friends. COLUMBIA BOTTOM CONSERVATION AREA, 801 STRODTMAN RD. 63138

9/23 7am-5pm The market has hot food, bakeries, produce, flowers and even a pet shop. The market is open year round

Schools & Synagogues

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

CALENDAR

730 CARROLL STREET, 63104

15189 OLIVE BLVD. CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017 RIDES ARE $2/PERSON OR $5 FOR THREE RIDES. CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID ADULT.

9/23 10am-4pm 60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climatecontrolled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County.

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9/24 9am-5:30pm Come pick your apples for the New Year! Family-owned, this farm has been welcoming for decades! 11477 POCAHONTAS ROAD, MARINE IL 62061 VARIES

Brookdale Farms Corn Maze

9/24 10am-6pm Check out all of the fun fall activities that we have to offer AND the largest corn maze in St Louis! 8004 TWIN RIVERS ROAD, EUREKA 63025 VARIES, CHILDREN UNDER 4 ARE FREE, CHILDREN $6, ADULTS $9.

Chair Yoga

9/25 6:30pm

9/26 11am-12pm

Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities.

NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-442-3255.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

St Louis Zoo

9/25 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Open Jump

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

Who can jump higher or find their way through the obstacle course first, the kids or the parents?

9/24

starting from 1 pm

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. FIRST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NON-MEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

Sundays with Shakespeare

The Radio Arts Foundation introduces a new radio program on the air with all of the plays by Shakespeare. A complete listing is on our website at http://www. rafstl.org/shakespeare/. These are introduced by Rick Dildine, Director of Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. Listen at 107.3 FM or 96.3 HD2. FREE

Shelter Buddies Reading Opportunity!

9/24 2pm-3pm Read books to animals at The Humane Society! Foster empathy and compassion. Comfort shy or fearful animals. Get to know other PJ Library families. Practice reading aloud.

17357 EDISON AVE, 63005 REGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSTL. ORG/EVENTS/SHELTER-BUDDIES

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Sensory Story Time

Sunday Chess Classes

9/24 1pm

Historic Soulard Market

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Monday

9/25 10am-3pm

PUMP IT UP, ST CHARLES, 3691 NEW TOWN BLVD, 63301

Kirkwood Farmers' Market

9/25 9am-8pm The market opens early in the season and is open daily. For the best selection of produce, visit the market on Saturday morning when it opens at 8 a.m. 150 E. ARGONNE, KIRKWOOD FREE.

J's Family Center: Reading Rabbis

9/25 4:45pm-5:45pm Join us for a special holiday story time each Monday with six different guest Rabbis from across our community. We'll enjoy a book, a special craft or activity, and a snack together. JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR FREE

Lone Elk Park

9/26 7am-10pm Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle. 1 LONE ELK PARK RD, 63088 FREE

Storytelling at the Museum

9/26 10:30am-11:15am Engaging our youngest visitors and their families in historic objects and museum settings by using traditional and contemporary storybooks. Children will also enjoy a hands-on craft or other activity. Ages 2-5. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Museum of Transportation

9/26 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

Apple Picking at Mills Apple Farm

9/26 9am-5:30pm Come pick your apples for the New Year! Family-owned, this farm has been welcoming for decades! 11477 POCAHONTAS ROAD, MARINE IL 62061 VARIES


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Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. You are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

9/27 9:30am-10:45am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Healthworks! Kids Museum

9/27 9:30am-4:30pm Here at HealthWorks!, we believe in giving children and caregivers the tools and knowledge to shoot for the stars, and be better tomorrow than they were today! HEALTHWORKS KIDS' MUSEUM ST LOUIS, 1100 MACKLIND AVE, 63110 VARIES

Purina Farms

9/27 8am-5pm Dog Shows, Farm Animals, and so much more! Come learn and enjoy! 300 CHECKERBOARD DR, GRAY SUMMIT, MO 63039 FREE

Wine Down Wednesday

9/27 6pm

2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

Stingrays at Carribean Cove

9/28 9am-5pm Watch, touch and occasionally feed the unique and fascinating stingrays, as they glide through a warm saltwater pool, also featuring sharks! Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open. STL ZOO, ONE GOVERNMENT DRIVE, 63110

Grant's Farm!

9/28 9am-3:30pm Enjoy Grant's Farm favorites, such as, goat feeding, carousel rides, snow cones, and more.

Science Storytime!

9/28 10:15am-11:15am Ready Readers presents an interactive reading of a science themed book, followed by a related hands-on activity. Each week, a different story is featured. 5050 OAKLAND AVE FREE

Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine!

Ladies' Knight

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www. dimvaloo.com

Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

Teen Open Gym

9/27 8:30pm-9:50pm Open gym is for children and adults ages 13 and up, wanting to practice gymnastics, cheer or parkour. Includes use of floors and trampolines. Waiver must be signed by parent if under 18 years old. Waivers available online at www. teamcentral.org. TEAM CENTRAL, 2675 METRO BLVD, 63043 $8 PER TEEN.

9/28 6:30pm-7:30pm

CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Open Play at the J

9/29 10:30am-11:30am FREE indoor playtime for kids 5 and younger with an adult. Snack included. Families are welcome to stay for the Early Childhood Tot Shabbat each week at 11:30am. Open to members and non-members. JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE Emilie

Brockman,314-442-3267, ebrockman@jccstl.org

Farm to Table at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

9/29 10am Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class! 450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

Suson Farm Fridays

9/29 10am-1pm Looking for some fun like pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing, candle making and peddle cars/bean bag toss area.

Tot Shabbat- Yom Kippur

9/30 10am-11:30am A very special Yom Kippur Tot Shabbat All children (age 6 and under, siblings and friends are welcome!) come enjoy a fun, engaging, activity filled Shabbat program. Songs, stories, games, snacks, dancing, puppets, and much more! NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE

Cahokia Mounds

9/30 9am-5pm The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement. 30 RAMEY ST, COLLINSVILLE, IL DONATION ENCOURAGED.

Keeper Talks

9/30 9am-10am Meet outside the Wildlife Hospital at 9 am and join our keepers as they feed and water our birds. Learn what they are, how they got here, and what they all eat. WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

9/30 10am-4pm 60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climate-controlled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County.

6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE, BUT REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL (314) 615-8822

15189 OLIVE BLVD. CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017 RIDES ARE $2/PERSON OR $5 FOR THREE RIDES. CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID ADULT.

Doris I Schnuck Children's Garden

Wabash Frisco and Pacific Railroad

9/29 9am-4pm Founded in 1859, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and an oasis in the city of St. Louis. 4344 SHAW

BLVD, 63110 FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12. $8 FOR ADULTS.

9/30 11am-5pm Scheduled departures from the station, with trains departing about every 20 minutes. The final train leaves at 4:15 p.m. The ride is a two mile round trip lasting about 30 minutes and travels along the scenic Meramec River.

199 GRAND AVE, GLENCOE, MO, 63038 $4 DONATION/RIDER. CHILDREN 3 AND UNDER RIDE FREE.

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At Cruze Delivery, we deliver food for restaurants that you wish offered delivery! Tyler Kaelin  facebook: cruzedelivery  www.cruzedelivery.com/ 

NORTHWEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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We are one of the fastest growing Chambers in Missouri! We are a Chamber without borders. We provide unique opportunities to do business and build relationships. If you have any questions or are interested in the Chamber, give us a call!

Want to be listed here or know of a new business? EMAIL US AT: INFO@STLOUISJEWISHPARENTS.COM

Brian Goldman, President/CEO

314-291-2131

8944 St. Charles Rock Road, 3rd Floor info@northwestchamber.com http://www.northwestchamber.com/

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New listing for August Listed in July Turning 1 year old!

Shock City School of Music

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CycleBar Creve Coeur This Premium Indoor Cycling Studio is a rock concert on a bike! We have the best instructors in the city that motivate you to take fitness to the next level! We provide shoes, water bottles, and shower facilities so all you have to do is come for a good time!

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Salads to Your Door

Chanala Rubenfeld chanalar@gmail.com www.salads2yourdoor.com busy and healthy moms

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We help businesses grow through our online marketing firm. We specialize in website development, search engine optimization, social media, paid search and video production. Turn The Page is a Google premier partner, which means it provides freaky results to its clients.

Beth Hammock, Managing Director beth@turnthepage-onlinemarketing.com 314-896-1989 2 Cityplace Drive, Suite 200-64, St. Louis, MO 63141 turnthepagestlouis.com

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NOW OPEN- An affiliate of the most trusted recording studio in St. Louis, Shock City Studios! Our unique and classic music school is located within Shock City Studios, which offers a one of a kind music lesson experience. We offer private guitar, piano, and voice lessons for all ages and abilities and Mommy & Me classes for children 3 months - 3 years. Shock City School of Music also offers performance training, studio training, and recording.

Genny Lobonc Billhartz, music director gen@shockcityschool.com 314-750-9395 www.shockcityschool.com shockcityschool

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KINETIC Counseling KINETIC counseling provides, individual, couples and family therapy. With the primary objective of helping clients gain forward momentum, some of the therapeutic tools employed include Cognitive behavior therapy, Cognitive processing therapy, stress reduction techniques, mindfulness strategies and Dialectical behavior therapy. Carly Cooper info@KINETICcounseling.org 314-607-8444 408 N. Euclid, STL, MO 63108 www.KINETICcounseling.org

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A virtual and live fitness business dedicated to helping our clients reach their potential in mind, body, and spirit, through challenging workouts, individualized and integrated (Eastern and Western philosophies) nutritional balance, and behavioral change counseling (again, integrated East/West). We bring our clients to their potential in fitness and all areas of their lives.

Info@presencefloatcenter.com 636-220-6327 233 Lamp & Lantern Village Town & Country, MO 63017 www.presencefloatcenter.com

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Concierge Bereavement Services When a loved one dies, managing final affairs can be a daunting task, especially while still in mourning. We are here to help you navigate through this overwhelming process by organizing and managing everything from account closures, like utilities and credit cards, to canceling lawn service and gym memberships. We focus on the process so you can celebrate your loved one's legacy. Erin Schneider erin@conciergebereavement.com 314-492-1118 www.conciergebereavement.com

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STL Lifestyle & Events Giving you more time to do what you want to do, not what you have to do. Services include: errand running, home organization, personal assistant, bar/bat mitzvah & wedding planning.

636-527-1121  161 Lamp & Lantern Village,  Chesterfield, MO 63017

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Snapology STL West Come learn, play and build in our discovery center, which is stocked with LEGO bricks and other building toys. We run birthday parties, classes, and camps centered around robotics and video game design. stlwest@snapology.com 314-717-1794 10028 Manchester Rd, 63122 snapology stl west

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We offer floatation therapy sessions in a reduced sensory environment, allowing you to disconnect from all of the inputs of today’s society & reconnect with yourself. Guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed & great.

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Unique, fun, fashion-forward women's clothing by top designers from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles at awesome prices!

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Train Your Inner Warrior

Anna Altman anna@trainyourinnerwarrior.com 917-449-7900 /trainyourinnerwarrior.com trainyourinnerwarrior

Orli's Boutique

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The company you can count on to perform everyday tasks such as clerical work, grocery shopping, waiting for the cable guy, shopping for personal needs or gifts, travel plans, getting your car inspected and much more.     

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Time Solvers, LLC

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Creating memories one box at a time, a complete craft project with detailed instructions are delivered to your door for children ages 3-7 yrs. The intent is to have parents help children complete a Jewish related craft. Project boxes include: recipes, a book, project supplies, and detailed instructions. The My Jewish Journey series contains many items to learn about Jewish holidays, customs and other Jewish topics from the comfort of your own home.

Offering a convenient, one-on-one tutoring service. We tutor students of all ages and all subjects. Tutoring is conducted in the student's home or at a public location of the client's choosing. The initial consultation is free, where we assess the student's situation and need, then recommend a customized tutoring program. All tutors are background checked and skill-set matched to the student's particular need. Parents receive a report after every tutoring session to ensure they are always updated on their student's progress. Money back guarantee for unused hours, and 2 free hours of tutoring offered for referrals.

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My Jewish Journey

Sherri Tons myjewishjourney@yahoo.com 314.954.4986 myjewishjourney.net

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Tutor Doctor of West St. Louis

Front of the Beat "Connect with musicians in just one click". A directory that easily connects you to music lesson instructors, performers and musicrelated services in the St. Louis community. www.frontofthebeat.com Front of the Beat frontofthebeat frontofthebeat

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St Louis Jewish Parents, September 2017  
St Louis Jewish Parents, September 2017  

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