In the Know: 12.5.18
jewish community center
The Jewish Book Festival celebrated its 40th year with a variety of authors and speakers, including Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me, and Rose Levy Beranbaum, Jamie Bernstein, Mark Weinberg and many others. Festivities took place at the community center’s Staenberg Family Complex.
god cares ministry
Innsbrook Resort and Innsbrook Motor Club raised more than $1,000 during their recent Car and Truck Show. Proceeds are being used to provide services to veterans and victims of child abuse. God Cares operates in St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Montgomery counties.
forest park forever
More than 250 people attended the nonprofit’s biannual Bourbon and Bonfires event at the World’s Fair Pavilion. Guests enjoyed a fall-themed menu of hors d’oeuvres, desserts and cocktails during the donor appreciation event.
lutheran senior services
The organization’s Mason Pointe senior living community in Town & Country has broken ground on a $70 million expansion that will add 154 assisted living apartments in a new three-story building with underground parking and other amenities. Mason Pointe provides short- and long-term care for area seniors.