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Whether you are a member or a friend, you are welcome at CRC. Please join us at our upcoming services, programs or events.
Saturday, June 11, 10:30 pm - 4:30 am (all night long)
at Bais Abraham Congregation
Join our rabbis and other community rabbis in thought-provoking classes throughout the night.
Food and drink will be provided during the study. To join us for dinner ($12 for adults, $6 for children),
RSVP at www.baisabe.com or contact their office at 314-721-3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mincha - 8:00 pm
Maariv - 9:00 pm
Candle Lighting and Dinner - 9:15 (RSVP required)
Tikkun/ All Night Study - 10:30 pm - 4:30 am
Special Kids' Study Session from 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Shacharit - 4:30 am
This program is sponsored by Bais Abraham Congregation, Central Reform Congregation, Congregation
Kol Rinah, Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community, and Congregation Neve Shalom.
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Tuesdays in June, All classes from 7 - 8:30 pm
In ancient times, people did not meditate for stress relief or to improve focus. They meditated to discover and experience the depth of who they are, their true nature. In this series, meditation expert Andy Nunberg will facilitate discussions on this ancient wisdom. Topics will include "What is Meditation," "The Seer and the Scenery," and "So What! Importance of Spiritual Dispassion." Each session will include a meditation and it is not necessary to attend all the sessions.
Andrew Nunberg received his Ph.D in Molecular Biology from Texas A&M University in 1995. While doing postdoctoral research in St. Louis, Andy learned meditation in 1998. By 2005, he completed his training as a meditation instructor while still actively involved in research. Since 2005, Andy has devoted all of his time to the work of uplifting human values. He has given presentations to healthcare professionals, clergy, community leaders, and business professionals. He has helped uplift people after natural disaster, those living with HIV, and those fleeing war. Today Andrew works to make meditation and its benefits accessible to a diverse American audience.
During the month of June we celebrate Pride, a month long initiative towards understanding of and equality for the LGBTQ community in the general population by raising awareness through educational programs and events ultimately leading up to the annual PrideFest. Each June at CRC we dedicate Social Responsibility Shabbat towards addressing a deeper understanding of and connection to our LGBTQ community. This Shabbat we welcome Daniel John Kelly, a local actor and Executive Director of Lion's Paw Theatre, who will be performing his short play Acceptance. The play focuses on the coming out story of a gay son to his parents. The play pays homage to all parents who try to love their kids the best they can. Following the play there will be a brief discussion leveraging the messages from the play in relation to our work as a community building a scared and welcoming space. We will also be giving more information about the participation of the St. Louis Jewish Community during PrideFest.
Daniel John Kelly has over 20 years of experience in professional theatre. He is an actor, director, and teaching artist working with COCA, Interchange, Springboard, and Mad Science of St Louis. In New Haven, CT he performed at the Yale Repertory and The Long Wharf Theatres; in Westport, CT at the Westport Country Playhouse; and in Rowayton, CT at Shakespeare on the Sound. In New York City, he has been seen at the Pulse, Miranda Theatres, and Don’t Tell Mama. He has directed plays at Fairfield University, Curtain Call Inc., and the Theatre Artist Workshop.
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All Fridays at 7:30 pm
Family Shabbat Service
All Saturdays at 9:30 am (except in July)
All Saturdays at 10:00 am
June 4, 10:00 am
Anna Kate Mirly
June 11, 10:00 am
June 18, 10:00 am