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A Message from the Clergy

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Rabbi Jonah Zinn

Dear friends, It has been an extremely difficult few days for all who care about the people living in Jerusalem, in Gaza, in Israel and the West Bank. As your clergy, we are heartbroken and we are torn. There is a part of us that feels the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was a moment Continue Reading »

Educational Resources for Passover

Posted on March 21, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

Modern readings and Seder Plate additions for 2018 Here you can find readings that range from current social justice issues to a Haggadah for interfaith families. If you have questions, feel free to email Debbie Bram, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at [email protected] Wishing you and your family a meaningful Passover.   1. Rabbis Against Continue Reading »

2018 Nominating Committee Report

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

The 2018 Nominating Committee is pleased to recommend the following slate of Officers and Trustees for election at the Annual Meeting of Congregation Shaare Emeth on May 15, 2018, and acknowledges the returning Officers and Trustees:   OFFICERS Nominated for One-Year Term, 2018-2019 President: Mike Lefton 1st Vice President: Josh Wallach Secretary: Rachel Pereles Treasurer: Continue Reading »

Specialists create magical moments at Shirlee Green Preschool

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Karen Lucy

“I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendously surprised, surprised at life, at ideas. This is to me the supreme Hasidic imperative: Don’t be old. Don’t be stale.”  When I read this quote from Abraham Joshua Heschel, it reminds me of the wonderful teachers and staff at Shirlee Green Preschool. Every Continue Reading »

A Different Year at Oak Hill Elementary

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

By Lorry Blath, Shaare Emeth volunteer and liaison to Oak Hill Elementary School As a fifth year volunteer at Oak Hill Elementary, I cannot say my enthusiasm has dwindled. I look forward to the south city immigrant neighborhood, to the big bright eyes and to the smiling faces. The two kindergartens have the most patient and Continue Reading »

Can I be pro-Israel and pro-peace in the 21st century?

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

As supporters of Israel’s future as the democratic homeland for the Jewish people, we are deeply concerned by the events of the previous year. But we know that giving up is not an option. We know that as pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, we need to take action to restore U.S. credibility and move closer to a two-state Continue Reading »

Purim Carnival Photos

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

Thank you to Bill Motchan from the St. Louis Jewish Light for capturing some of the magical moments from last weekend’s Purim Carnival!

Joining in an Alliance of Virtue 

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Rabbi Jim Bennett

Last fall, I was invited to travel to Morocco with Mufti Asif Umar, Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, and Reverend Darren Casper of the St. Louis Metro Baptist Association. During our short visit as part of the American Peace Caravan, we joined with similar teams from 20 cities around the U.S. Continue Reading »

March/April Tributes

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

We apologize for the error in the March/April Bulletin in which the February tributes were accidentally re-printed in place of the March/April tributes. The tributes from March and April will be printed in the May Bulletin and can also be found below. Please accept our sincere apology for this mistake. The tributes listed here are Continue Reading »

Meet Rabbi David Saperstein, Visiting Scholar

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

Rabbi David Saperstein will visit Shaare Emeth as the Rabbi Jeffrey B. Stiffman lecturer and Deutsch Scholar-in-Residence for the weekend of April 12-14, 2018. While here, he will lead the following programs:   RABBI JEFFREY B. STIFFMAN LECTURE: The Use and Abuse of Jewish Tradition in Contemporary Political Debates  Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m. For Continue Reading »

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