Sat. May 25, 2013
The 7th annual St. Paul JCC Spring Poetry Contest!
April was National Poetry Month. Check out a poem our own poet laureate, Alison Morse, wrote about one of our programs.
Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Mary Jo Meadow
Thursdays, May 3 – June 14¬† 6 - 7:30 pm (no class May 17)
$90 • $60 Member Value Price
Mindfulness practice is an ancient method of self-understanding and self-management that is used widely for handling pain, stress, habit control, insomnia and dealing with painful emotions and disturbing thoughts. Dr. Meadow is a retired professor of psychology and religious studies who has taught insight meditation since 1987. Please wear loose clothing for comfort. The teaching is cumulative, so attendance at all meetings is most helpful.
Register at online or call the Front Desk at 651-698-0751.
For more information contact:
Beth Gendler, Adult Department Program Supervisor or 651-255-4736
Annual Great Reads Recylced Book Exchange
Tuesday May 15 7:30 am - 6 pm
Wednesday May 16 7:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday May 17 7:30 am - 10 pm
Friday May 18 7:30 am - noon
Sunday May 20 noon - 8 pm (Bargain Hunters Day!)
Drop off gently used books of any genre between May 1-13. Contribute ten or more books and receive a coupon for one free book.
For more information contact:
Beth Gendler, Adult Department Program Supervisor or 651-255-4736.
"FORE!" THE KIDS II
A Golf Benefit for Camp Butwin
Monday, May 21• 11:30 am -6:30 pm
Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights
"Fore!" the Kids Golf Benefit is a fundraiser, open to members and the community, to provide children with the opportunity to build life-long skills and friendships at Camp Butwin.
Fees and Registration
$150 per golfer which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner and prizes. Players may sign up as individuals or as a team. Individual golfers will be matched up with others.
18 hole best ball scramble. Prizes will be awarded for top women‚Äôs, men‚Äôs and mixed foursomes. Payment and registration due by May 16.
Call Benjie Kaplan at 651-255-4733 or register online.
June 14 • 7 pm
Women of all ages are welcome to join us for an evening of free-flowing conversation using the articles featured in the current issue of Lilith Magazine as a jumping off point. Where the conversation goes...it goes!
Lilith Magazine - independent, Jewish, and frankly feminist.
To find out more about Lilith magazine, visit www.lilith.org
Lilith Salon is a collaboration with the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW)
For information, contact:
Beth Friend at 651-255-4735.
Jewish Community Philanthropy & Jewish Heritage Tour to Cuba, Led by Dr. Steve Derfler with Friendly Planet Travel
Sunday, October 14 - Sunday October 21
$2985 Double Occupancy $509 Single supplement
Cost is all-inclusive from Miami
The St. Paul JCC is partnering with Dr Steven Derfler and Friendly Planet Travel to offer this unique travel, learning, and philanthropy mission.
After many years, Americans are able to travel to Cuba under a new "people to people" program authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department which provides an opportunity to interact with Cubans through educational exchanges concerning arts, music, cuture and more. Cuba's culture is rich with contributions from indigenous, African, and European roots. But above all, the people of Cuba are the island's greatest asset. They are friendly, welcoming, resourceful and full of life. This program will introduce you to the Cuban Jewish community and provide ample opportunities to interact with them in meaningful and rewarding ways, learning and teaching each other about life in Cuba vs the USA.
Tour highlights include the mansion and museum of Ernest Hemmingway, Old Havana, meetings with the Cuban Jewish Community, La Terrazas, Santa Clara, Trinidad Cuba, Cienfuegos, Beth Shalom Temple and the Partagas Cigar Factory.
Register at www.friendlyplanet.com or call 800.555.5765
Monday, June 18, 7pm
Steven Derfler will lead a conversation to help ou find out more about this once-in-a-lifetime learning and giving opportunity. See fabulous photos, hear fascinating stories, ad hear the nitty-gritty details about traveling in Cuba with Educational Resources, Inc. and Friendly Planet Travel.