United Hebrew offers many opportunities for our senior community to engage. In addition to the adult education and service offerings, we host two senior programs per month. The first is our Matinee Film Series on the second Wednesday of every month. The second is our Monday Senior Program in partnership with Congregation Shaare Emeth, Congregation Temple Israel and Temple Emanuel, typically offered on the fourth Monday of every month. Each of these programs begins at 12 noon with a delicious lunch followed by a film, speaker or entertainer.
In addition, 4 times per year we offer Jewish Seniors on the Move, a program where active St. Louis Jewish seniors can enjoy day trips, tours, food and friends while exploring St. Louis! This program is presented in partnership with Congregation Shaare Emeth, Congregation Temple Israel.
The monthly joint senior programs and Seniors on the Move are made possible through a grant from the Nathan Kahn – Ernestine Kahn – Charles Kahn Foundation of Congregation Temple Israel and the Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for the Jewish Aged.
Senior Program: My Dear Molly: The Civil War Letters of Capt. James Love
Monday, November 12, 2018, 12 noon
Location: United Hebrew
We welcome Molly Kodner, an Archivist from the Missouri Historical Society who will give a presentation titled My Dear Molly: The Civil War Letters of Capt. James Love. When the Civil War broke out, James E. Love enlisted as a sergeant in the United States Reserve Corps. He left St. Louis with his fellow Union soldiers on June 15, 1861, and the next day he sent a letter home to his beloved fiancée, Eliza Mary “Molly” Wilson. A prolific writer, Love penned 160 letters to Molly throughout the course of his Civil War service. These letters, which can be found in the archival collections of the Missouri Historical Society, have been published in a book titled My Dear Molly: The Civil War Letters of Captain James Love. Hear excerpts from Love’s letters regarding his Civil War service and become part of the great love story of two ordinary Americans living through extraordinary times.
Lunch prior to the program will include turkey, seasonal soup, garlic mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry relish, UH house salad, pumpkin and apple pie.
The cost to attend is $10 per person. To RSVP, send a check made payable to United Hebrew by Tuesday, November 6 to United Hebrew, Attn: Senior Programs, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. You may also pay at the door if you have called in advance or pay by credit card over the phone to Angie Klenke at 314-434-3404. Please let us know if you need a cab when you make your reservation. Complimentary valet service.
Seniors on the Move: Sheldon Concert Hall and Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thanks to the generosity of the Eugene and Betty Wolff Transportation Fund, Senior Members of United Hebrew Congregation can receive door to door Taxi service for Temple activities.
All we request is that you call the Temple office at (314) 469-0700, at least one day in advance to make your reservations. This service is exclusively for Temple members.