a Jewish presence in the City of St. Louis
Whether you are a member or a friend, you are welcome at CRC. Please join us at our upcoming services, programs or events.
Join Rabbi Susan as we learn more about what we can do to dismantle the xenophobia, sexism, and racism that threaten us, with direction from our texts and community experts. Sessions include: "We Were Strangers. . . " (December 6th), where we will learn how we can protect our undocumented and immigrant neighbors with the growing sanctuary house movements and respond to the passage of Amendment 6; "Freeing the Captives" (December 13th), where we will learn about growing a more just community in the face of sexism and gender biases with the Clemency Project and Planned Parenthood; and a class on December 20th focused on the story of the Maccabees and the reminder that we must fight idolatry in all its forms, including identifying the ways we can dismantle the racism in our hearts, community, and nation.
Please join us for our monthly grief support group. All who have experienced the loss of a friend, family member, or loved one are invited to attend. Together, we will listen and learn from one another, helping to make connections and finding ways to support one another through the grief process. This month's group is led by Jamie Sentnor. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Jamie Sentnor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Social Responsibility Shabbat, join 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia who will speak on her experience visiting Standing Rock and explain the importance of why this issue matters to us as St. Louisans. We will also be joined by the St. Louis Native Women's Care Circle who will offer a water blessing with our community.
The Dakota Access pipeline is a 1700 kilometer pipeline intended to transport 400,000 barrels of oil that comes from North Dakota oil fields every day. Currently most of that oil is transported by train, but the new pipeline’s intent is to ease the overburden of that rail system. The oil is a product of fracking in the region. The company, Dakota Access LLC, is building the pipeline which is more than half complete.
The construction of this pipeline has been protested for nearly two years by the Native Americans inhabiting the four states the line crosses. The intensity of the protesting increased when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the builders a permit allowing the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, just half a mile North of the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation. This not only puts their potable water source from the Missouri River at risk of contamination and oil spills, but digging on this land directly uncovers their sacred archeological burial sites. The Standing Rock Sioux say they were not consulted by the Army Corps when they were investigating the pipeline.
The pipeline continues to be built in other non-contested areas of the states, while protestors and Natives stand their ground to keep the pipeline from being built on Native land.
Same time, different Monday, different month! Please join this wonderful group of folks who read books that make us wonder, question, learn, and maybe feel even a little bit udgy! And who want to talk about them with
other folks who like udgy books. And who want to share and eat good food while we do it. Our December book is The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Regan.
Please bring book suggestions for February!
Please join us as we celebrate Hanukkah! (Or learn how to spell it!!) We'll eat a lotta latkes, share a Shabbat dinner, and have good discussion. CRC will provide the main dish and latkes. Please bring either wine or dessert or any other favorite Hanukkah food to share and your menorah and candles. Please RSVP to Tristan at 314-361-1564 ext., 100 or email@example.com.
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All Saturdays at 10:00 am
Bar Mitzvah of Noah Sentnor