Join us on Zoom on select nights for a live candle lighting of the chanukiah! We’ll broadcast this beautiful tradition from different spots each night.
How to watch: Bookmark our congregational stream here and join at 6 p.m. each night!
Join us for a fun, festive and family-friendly service that will welcome in the Chanukah season with music and joy. This service will include lighting of the chanukiah candles for the second night.
Shaare Emeth is proud to partner with the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association to offer the community a special opportunity to study Torah together.
Rabbi Rachel Bearman will lead an exploration of Judah and Judith, two leaders that the Jewish tradition associates with the holiday of Chanukah. We’ll begin by investigating what the tradition has to say about both of these figures and then will move on to more contemporary interpretations of their identities and legacies.
How to participate: Register at bit.ly/JudahandJudith.
Dance, celebrate and party in this digital celebration aimed for young children and their families! Pick up a glowstick bundle from Shirlee Green Preschool on Thursday, December 10 and then join us on Zoom for a Chanukah celebration.
How to participate: Register here and we’ll send you a link to the stream!
On the third night of Chanukah, give the gift of light to a family in need and give yourself the gift of an evening filled with music, poetry, story and song.
With Shaare Emeth’s clergy, Lucy Greenbaum and the Prayer Lab musicians, this Light Up the Night concert will brighten your winter nights and add a measure of warmth and joy to your holiday celebrations this year.
Registration is required and a $5 minimum donation per family is suggested. This money will go to Ameren’s Gift of Energy program to help community members pay their electric bills this winter.
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis
How to participate: Register and make a donation here. We’ll send you a link to the service after you register!
This year we are bringing the latkes to YOU! This Chanukah, community members will have an opportunity to purchase one easy, convenient kit of ingredients for a meal of Chanukah fun to make your own latkes. Our “Jew Apron” meal kits will be available on a limited basis to members of Shaare Emeth. These tasty, crispy, homemade treats are perfect for a stay-at-home celebration of the Festival of Lights.
On December 13, our community members will gather together to cook online and get those latkes just the right shade of golden brown!
How to participate: Purchase a kit here.
All are welcome to join us for tons of fun playing Chanukah Bingo, sponsored by Camp Emeth. The night will feature Camp Emeth Staff callers, fun games and more! Bingo cards will be in every Shaare Emeth Chanukah Adventure Bag, and also available for you to print at home.
How to participate: Register here.
Join Rabbi Goldstein and Lucy Greenbaum for a healing service filled with music, poetry and prayers illuminated by the themes of Chanukah. Whether you are praying for yourself, a loved one, those affected by the coronavirus or the healing of our fractured world, all are welcome at this service of connection and hope. The service will conclude at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the Chanukah lights for the sixth night of Chanukah.
Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis
How to watch: Bookmark our stream here and join us at 5:30 p.m. December 15 to take part.
Celebrate the last night of Chanukah on the parking lot at Congregation Shaare Emeth! We’re offering socially distanced fun for every age.
How to participate: RSVP here and we’ll be sure to reserve your sufganiyot (donuts) to take with you.
Don’t forget to wear a mask if you are 3 years of age and over!
Please bring with you one or more of the items below for St. Louis Winter Outreach. We will have a drive-up collection bin.