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Rabbi Avi Roberts

Rabbi Avi believes that our Jewish heritage contains deep philosophical wisdom that he would like to share with as many people as possible. Through weekly classes and one on one learning sessions, Avi offers an informal education to young professionals throughout the Saint Louis community. He also organizes programming and community building events for Jewish Young Professionals.
Avi grew up in Cleveland, where he attended Telshe Yeshiva High school. From there he went to Shaar Hatorah Rabbinical College for 3 years where he earned his bachelors degree in Talmudic Law and then continued his Rabbinical studies in Israel for a year in the Mir Yeshiva.

Avi began his career in St. Louis as the program director of U City Shul, creating educational programs for adults and children. He now is the director for Ignite YP.

Mrs. Shani Roberts

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Shani’s pride and passion for the Jewish community is at the heart of her hospitality and dedication to Jewish Education and building a stronger and more vital community. .

After Shani’s schooling in St. Louis, she spent a year in Israel to further her Jewish education and then obtained her bachelors in psychology from Adelphi University of Long Island.  Shani teaches Jewish subjects for women and creates and runs programs for Young Professionals in Saint Louis.

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