a Jewish presence in the City of St. Louis

Shalom

Whether you are a member or a friend, you are welcome at CRC. Please join us at our upcoming services, programs or events.

High Holiday Schedule  

Please click here for our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur schedule. Please click here to read the meaningful High Holiday teachings from CRC members.

             



Cultural Leadership Video

Please take a look here at the beautiful video for the 10th Anniversary Cultural Leadership Gala that Leah Greenbaum put together. It truly embodies the spirit of CRC and Cultural Leadership.


  How Can We Help Ferguson? 

Please click here to read about three upcoming peaceful action events.


Rabbi Susan is Back From Israel

Please click here to read her thoughts on the current situation.


Rabbi Susan is in Israel

Rabbi Susan will be in Israel from July 8 - 20. You can follow her exciting adventures (including her recent video) by clicking here. Please also be sure to also check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.


Creativity, Collaboration, and Compassion Concert

If you missed last night's breathtaking concert (or would just like to view it again), please click here to access the archived video.

                        


PrideFest 2014 a Huge Success!

The Jewish Communities contingent once again made a big splash at PrideFest this year. Our booth was swamped with people looking for the hot ticket items - our rainbow Star of David temporary tattoos and our "I Love Nice Jewish Boys/Girls/Queers" stickers. The parade was a blast and our Tree of Life flash mob was a hit! CRC was well represented (as always!). We hope to see you again at PrideFest 2015!

    


Rabbi Susan Helps Make History

At St. Louis City Hall on the evening of June 25, Rabbi Susan officiated at the wedding of CRC members Terry Garrett and Bruce Yampolsky. They were married alongside three other LGBT couples in Mayor Slay's office. The marriage licenses issued were the first of their kind in the state of Missouri. This is a clear, direct challenge to Missouri's unconstitutional ban on marriage equality.

Bruce and Terry celebrated their 30 years of love and commitment. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, all couples will be allowed to marry in Missouri. Mazel Tov to Terry and Bruce!


Farewell Remarks to Rabbi Ed and Debbie Harris

Were you unable to attend the May 31 Shabbat service where we said our goodbyes to Rabbi Ed and Debbie Harris? Please click here to view Roger Goldman's touching remarks. 


Help Support CRC when you shop on Amazon

When you shop on Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to Central Reform Congregation. It is a quick and easy way to help raise money for CRC!

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1336060


The Charter for Compassion

The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.

The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Click here for more information and to learn about how we, as a CRC community, can be more compassionate.


Rabbi Susan Named One
of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis by The Jewish Daily
FORWARD!

Click here for the link.

 


Live-Streaming Kabbalat Shabbat Services

We are now live-streaming our Friday night services. Click the "U" button (USTREAM) on the bottom of the left panel. In the search window (top, center), enter central reform congregation Shabbat, and click on LIVE. We will archive the services and these will be available for later viewing on the site.

In the same panel, you can connect to our Facebook page, our Twitter page, and directly e-mail CRC.


Connecting at CRC...

As the kickoff event of our 30th Anniversary Celebration, our Open House and Opportunities Fair brought out a huge number of CRC members and potential members who explored how they could become involved in the life and work of CRCDidn't make it or are curious? Click here to read the details of our opportunities. Click here to let us know your interests.


Weekly e-announcements:

This Week - September 25, 2014


Your Library: Our Sifriat Shalom

CRC Library Catalogue

Looks like every other link? Yes, but this one is the key to our on-line catalog of books. You can check by author, title or subject matter to see what books we own and which of them are available for check-out, i.e. “IN.”  The option to reserve items on-line is  not yet available. Try it. See what we have and visit the library when you are here.


September University Series with Rabbi Susan and Rabbi Jim

Please join us every Tuesday at 7:00 pm for a special New Year’s series. In the month before Rosh Hashanah, Teaching Elul: spiritual responses for entering the Days of Awe with added intention, insights, presence of mind.

Dip into the pool of spiritual preparedness for the holy days. We will utilize texts, meditations, music, deep listening and presence.


September Social Responsibility Shabbat - Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm

We are very excited to welcome Pastor Wes Mullins, the new pastor at Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis, who will be talking about further ways we can continue working together on social justice issues.

Pastor Wes Mullins is a highly creative, energetic, and passionate leader. In a world where leaders, both religious and political, are constantly being ‘caught’ in lies, Pastor Wes challenges people to live lives marked by authenticity and integrity. He reminds us, “Your God can only be as real as you are.”

Pastor Wes was born in East Tennessee just outside of Knoxville in Oak Ridge—the site of the Manhattan Project. Pastor Wes was always highly involved in church and ministry, and he took his first full-time role as a minister at the young age of 17. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. From there, he moved to Abilene, Texas, to pursue a Master of Divinity from Abilene Christian University. After being kicked out of that school due to his sexual orientation, he completed his Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, where he graduated at the top of his class. He was most recently a pastor at Pikes Peak MCC in Colorado Springs, CO.

Please contact Jennifer Bernstein at (314) 361-1564, ext. 117 or jenniferb@centralreform.org with any questions.


 

CRC is proud to be an active member of Missouri Health Care for All.

Click here to learn more.

 


 

 

Shabbat Services

Kabbalat Shabbat 
All Fridays at 7:30 pm

Family Shabbat Service
All Saturdays at 9:30 am (except in July)

Shacharit Service
All Saturdays at 10:00 am

B'nai Mitzvah

Gabby Levine
October 11, 10:00 am

Lilly Kanterman
October 18, 4:00 pm

Josh Yaffee
​October 25, 10:00 am

Spencer Lang
November 1, 10:00 am

Charlie Steinbaum
November 1, 5:00 pm

Gabe Fleisher
​November 8, 10:00 am

Dias Rodin
November 15, 10:00 am

Cecilie Horwitz
November 15, 5:00 pm

Josh Goldberg
November 22, 5:00 pm

Leo Goodfriend
November 29, 10:00 am