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Six ways you can help New Americans today

Posted on December 11, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

If you want to help refugees in St. Louis, volunteer at the International Institute in one of these areas. There’s something for everyone! If you can help in one of these ways, contact Debbie Smith at 314-773-9090 (ext. 182). 1. Babysitting We need two babysitters from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th, for Continue Reading »

Stream Biennial Presentations

Posted on December 8, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

Stuck here in St. Louis wishing you were at biennial? Fret not! You can watch archives of the presentations on the URJ’s Biennial website here.

Shaare Emeth Celebrates 150 Years with Re-Consecration Shabbat

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

Congregation Shaare Emeth celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special re-consecration Shabbat on Friday, November 3. The evening marked the end of a year-long renovation project that made the Temple more accessible, beautiful and functional. At the beginning of the service, the Torahs were symbolically returned to the Sanctuary, accompanied by a procession of the Continue Reading »

Noah Aronson & Band Perform Free Concert at Shaare Emeth

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

Noah Aronson and his band will perform a free concert that is open to the public at Congregation Shaare Emeth on Saturday, December 16, at 5:30 p.m. Noah is an energetic and soulful composer and performer whose unique style has propelled his music into communities across North America, Israel and Europe. “There are those rare Continue Reading »

Shaare Emeth at 150: Short Film Celebrating our 150th Anniversary

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

Enjoy this short video featuring congregants who have been with Shaare Emeth for as many as 85 years!

Kibitz Cafe Returns with Delicious, Affordable Breakfasts

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

Cook. Eat. Kibitz. Repeat. That’s the motto of Kibitz Cafe, the pop-up restaurant that serves delicious breakfasts in Congregation Shaare Emeth’s auditorium from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. once-a-month on Sunday mornings. Meals range in price from $5.50 to about $7.00 a plate and feature a variety of tasty options, including Ken’s Famous French Toast Continue Reading »

Introducing MakomSTL: A Place for Jewish Learning

Posted on October 7, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

The clergy, directors and Lifelong Learning committee of Congregation Shaare Emeth are excited to introduce a new initiative called “MakomSTL: A Place for Jewish Learning.” Session One begins on October 18. MakomSTL will take place at Shaare Emeth on Wednesday evenings with a social gathering and refreshments at 7 p.m., followed by classes from 7:30 Continue Reading »

HaKarat HaTov – Recognizing the Good

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

N’ilah is the final service of Yom Kippur. It takes place close to when the sun is setting, after a long day of fasting and spiritual work. It is a service designed to help us walk out of the sanctuary confident in our ability to keep the promises we have made and affect the changes Continue Reading »

Neilah: For those who struggle with prayer

Posted on September 24, 2017 by Rabbi Jim Bennett

“Neilah? What’s that?” I know, many Jews have long believed that the closing service on the day of Yom Kippur is the Yizkor, or memorial service, after which it is traditional for Jews to leave the synagogue, to beat the traffic, and go to an early break the fast.  The truth, of course, could not Continue Reading »

Study Texts for Yom Kippur Morning

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Rabbi Jonah Zinn

Repentance and forgiveness have deep roots in the Jewish literary tradition. Studying these sacred texts deepens our understanding of the essence of Yom Kippur and helps facilitate our own process of teshuva. Mishkan Hanefesh provides a range of texts for such study as part of the Yom Kippur morning service. These texts are arranged chronologically, Continue Reading »

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