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It’s Tea Time!

“A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

I didn’t make that up. Eleanor Roosevelt did. But the analogy is truer than ever. Women are a powerful force in the world today. We are no strangers to adversity, or hot water, either. When given the opportunity, women work together like an infusion of exotic teas to enrich the Jewish community and future generations. Nishmah is blending these two things—tea and purpose—at a stimulating get-together that you won’t want to miss.

Founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization to empower Jewish women and girls, Nishmah recently affiliated with the JCC’s Helene Mirowitz Center of Jewish Community Life to expand its spiritual, educational and social programming with events like the upcoming “Tea with Ronit” on August 26, 3-5 p.m., at a private home in Creve Coeur.

Ronit, of course, is Ronit Sherwin, Nishmah’s original executive director who left St. Louis in May to work her magic at the University of Delaware Hillel. Imagine a house full of like-minded Jewish women sipping gourmet chamomile and being inspired by this feminist orthodox single mom of twins who will share her insights into how we keep our lives meaningful as we get older. And you think you got a lot on your plate?

Here’s a taste of what she’ll talk about:

• The future of Nishmah and trends in the Jewish community based on personal and professional observations with teens, adult learners, emerging adults and young families
• Her passion for gender programming, including her work with Advancing Jewish Women Professionals
• The need for more systemic change in the Jewish community as it regards women’s leadership
• How our personal relationship to Judaism changes as we grow and evolve

So let’s raise a cup to our health and well-being!

Save your spot by contacting Sara Winkelman, at 314-442-3268 or swinkelman@jccstl.org or visit nishmah.org.