United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Adult University: Nourish Your Soul

May 2, 2018, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Adult University

Nourish Your Soul with Artist-in-Residence Nefesh Mountain

Join congregations Shaare Emeth, Temple Israel and United Hebrew for a day of learning, music, movement, and of course, food. The theme for the day is “Nourish Your Soul.”  Join us early at 8:30 a.m. for a senior fair with vendors from a variety of different agencies serving seniors in our community.  Enjoy a buffet breakfast before breaking off to attend sessions of your choice.  There are multiple sessions to choose from and pre-register for when you submit your registration. After the morning sessions, lunch will be served followed by the Nefesh Mountain concert.

$18 Full Day Pass (Includes breakfast, all morning sessions, lunch and afternoon concert)
$10 Morning Pass (Includes breakfast and morning sessions only)
$10 Concert Pass (Includes lunch and concert only)

8:30 a.m. Senior Fair opens (see below for vendors)
9:00 a.m. Breakfast: Bagels, cream cheese, egg frittata, latkes, fresh fruit, juice and coffee
10:00 a.m. Session 1 begins (multiple options offered)
11:00 a.m. Session 2 begins (multiple options offered)
12 noon Lunch: Hamburgers, hotdogs, salad, cole slaw, baked beans and dessert
1 p.m. Nefesh Mountain Concert

Session 1          10-10:45 a.m.

  1. Nefesh Mountain, In Their Own Words: Join us for a question and answer session facilitated by Cantor Ron Eichaker as they tell their story of how the band Nefesh Mountain came to be and how they blend the American sounds of Bluegrass and Old-Time music with the rich and ancient Jewish traditions of our ancestors.
  2. Ad Mea V’esrim—Exploring texts on aging and living to 120: Led by Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg. Session cancelled due to funeral
  3. I Got The Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night: Join Rabbi Amy Feder as she uses Jewish music, from brachas to Irving Berlin, to fill our days with a sense of blessing
  4. Surprising Historical Facts of the St. Louis Jewish Community: Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman will talk about what he learned when he wrote his book 150 years of Temple Shaare Emeth. Books will be available for sale at the event.
  5. Positively, Intentionally Healthy: Attend this eye-opening interactive session for practical tips and long-term strategies critical for maintaining your health, mobility and independence. Be inspired to embrace whole health and make positive shifts toward becoming a more intentional and successful caretaker of your own well-being.
  6. Experts You can Turn To: Join moderator Mike Flotken for a panel discussion. You will hear from experts on seniors real estate, aging in place, senior communities, hospice, care management and transportation. Session cancelled

Session 2          11-11:45 a.m.

  1. Experiencing Prayer Through Bluegrass and Old-Time Music with Nefesh Mountain: Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg of Nefesh Mountain lead this spiritual and soulful workshop/song session diving into the beautiful relationship between melody, harmony, text, and prayer. Together everyone will sing and discover the magic between Bluegrass music and Jewish heritage.
  2. Surprising Historical Facts of the St. Louis Jewish Community: Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman will talk about what he learned when he wrote his book 150 years of Temple Shaare Emeth. Books will be available for sale at the event.
  3. Don’t Forget to Breathe:  An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: The benefits include reduced stress, lower blood pressure, deeper gratitude and a greater appreciation for life.  Join Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, director of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis, for a brief introduction to Jewish mindfulness meditation and an opportunity to engage in this transformative practice.
  4. Chair Exercises: Join Joyce Hochberg for an exciting and fun movement class. She will lead an EASY and safe chair exercise routine to upbeat music. Chair exercises will include arm movements, marching in place and relaxing stretching.
  5. What you need to know, legal and financial matters: Join Ted Gottlieb for a panel discussion. You will hear from experts on Elder Law and Special Needs Trusts, Financial Advisors, Medicare and Reverse Mortgages.

Complimentary Valet Parking and Cab Service
Need a ride? We offer complimentary cab service!
Let us know if you need a cab when you make your reservation.


This program is 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 FAIR

Join us from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. for a Senior Fair

Vendors as of 4/27/2018

Abbott Ambulance
Alzheimer’s Association
Around the Clock Medical Alarms
AW Health Care – Golda Cohen
ComFore Care – Shawn Rimmerman
Covenant Place
Crown Center for Senior Living – Randi Schenberg
Concierge Bereavement Services – Erin Schneider
Edward Jones Financial – Chad Hoener
Eldercare Advisors – Craig Alper
Elder Law – Joe Ilges
Elderlink – Ken Schwartz
Fitness Achieved – Brent Meyer
Footloose – Krista Sieve, RN
The Fountains
Sharon Gorman – Care Manager
Ted Gottlieb – REALTOR®, Certified Senior Advisor®
Home Sweet Home – Kristen Lund, Move Manager
iAutoAgent – Jay Grosman
ITN Gateway – Susan Kallish Bailey
JCC Adult Day
Manor Real Estate – Don Cherry
Medical West Healthcare – Marguerite Bliss
Medicare-Helene Reif
Miracle Ear St. Louis – Judy Hirsch
Mobility for U – Mike Flotken
PC Repair – Alan Haber
Pennies In Your Pocket Estate Sale – Jeff Randall
Promise Mobility – Charlie Felker
Debra Schuster, PC
Seniors on the Fly – Vicki Fieman
St. Louis Care Alliance
Transitions for Senior Living – Sharon Balleau
Vitas Hospice – Joey Boime
Why Powered Coaching-Gayle Rose