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Update on HB 575 Legislation

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Tori Luecking

On April 8, the Missouri House passed HB 575 and sent it to the Senate. A last minute amendment was added to this bill and with this amendment, the intent behind the bill is to recklessly expand the presence of dangerous firearms into the education space of our children, youth and young adults throughout this state. Continue Reading »

Update on Alex Garcia and Request to Help the Garcia Family

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Tori Luecking

Alex Garcia, husband and father of five children, has been living in sanctuary at Christ Church UCC in Maplewood for the past 18 months.  His wife and children are in Joplin, Missouri and must travel great distances to be with Alex on weekends.  This distance has proven to be an incredible hardship on the family Continue Reading »

Do not remain indifferent! Caring for the strangers in our midst

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Tori Luecking

In Leviticus 19:34 we read: “The stranger (sometimes translated as “the foreigner”) who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love the stranger as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am Adonai your God.”  We cannot remain indifferent to the plight of Continue Reading »

Educational Resources for Passover

Posted on March 21, 2018 by

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 »

A Different Year at Oak Hill Elementary

Posted on March 6, 2018 by

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 »

Meet Rabbi David Saperstein, Visiting Scholar

Posted on February 26, 2018 by

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 »

Meet This Quarter’s Tzedakah Recipient, We Stories

Posted on January 23, 2018 by

Each quarter, Shaare Emeth collects tzedakah money for a different nonprofit. This quarter’s recipient is We Stories, an organization that uses the power of children’s literature to create conversation, change and hope in St. Louis and a stronger, more equitable and inclusive future for all. They believe that if more families are provided with 1) resources Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Help New Americans this Week

Posted on January 2, 2018 by

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 »

Six ways you can help New Americans today

Posted on December 11, 2017 by

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 »

Message from the Rabbis and Cantor of Shaare Emeth

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Rabbi Jim Bennett

As we watch with dismay once again, our city and region are embroiled in painful dissent and angry protest spurred by the recent court verdict in the Stockley case. Like so many, we find the specifics of this case to be deeply disturbing. Once again, a bright spotlight is being cast on the injustice of Continue Reading »

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