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Introducing Deutsch Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Ph.D.

Posted on January 5, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Ph. D., will be Congregation Shaare Emeth’s next Deutsch Scholar-in-Residence from Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 11. Over the course of the weekend she will lead a number of exciting, educational and justice-oriented events. All of these events are free and open to the public: Friday, February 9, 6 p.m. Tzedek Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Help New Americans this Week

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Kim Oswalt

This message is from Debra Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator at the International Institute of St. Louis. We expect a family of five on the morning of January 12th, so we will likely have all the preparations for them on the 10th or 11th. And we expect two single men on the morning of the 24th. Continue Reading »

Proud to be a Reform Jew: Reflections on the 2017 Biennial

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Rabbi Jim Bennett

I am proud to be a part of the Reform Movement! Early in December, I had the privilege of joining with nearly 6,000 other Reform Jews at the Biennial Convention of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), held in Boston, Massachusetts. Every time I attend a biennial or some other gathering of our movement, I Continue Reading »

Religious School Students Reflect on Civil Rights

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Liessa Alperin

Rabbi Jonah and I, with many of our 8th grade students, traveled to Memphis on a Civil Rights and Social Justice experience this October. It was a joint program with 8th grade students from United Hebrew Congregation. Throughout the weekend, the students engaged in programs that instructed and empowered them about the issues surrounding civil Continue Reading »

We are Grateful for You

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Kim Oswalt

If you have chosen to support Congregation Shaare Emeth this year, thank you. We recently finished our year-end giving campaign, Shaare the Light, which highlighted our mission statement and seven core commitments. (If you missed it, you can watch those videos here.) All of the educational programs, worship experiences and social justice initiatives we undertake Continue Reading »

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!

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