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 Holidays 5777 Information



Breathe in All that is Good, High, and Holy
Meditation Sessions with Andy Nunberg

Friday, August 12, 6:30 pm and Saturday, August 13, 9:00 am at CRC

After a wonderful month teaching University Series, Andy Nunberg has offered to continue teaching meditation here at CRC! Sessions will be held on a near-weekly basis, so be sure to check the e-announcements or contact the CRC office each Thursday for details. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tristan Jones at tristan@centralreform.org.


Upcoming Events:

Gesher Music Festival

Friday, August 12, 7:30 pm at CRC

Throughout history, Jewish artists have shaped and been shaped by the American landscape, be it socially, politically, or musically. In its 6th season, the Gesher Music Festival brings to life stories of immigration, patriotism, and Americana through the music of AMERICAN DREAMS. For more information, go to geshermusicfestival.org 
or contact Tristan at tristan@centralreform.org or (314) 361-1564, ext. 100.

CRC Spiritual Engagement Weekend: August 19-21

Today around the world contemporary Jews and Muslims whose lives don’t intersect are vulnerable to single-sided media-driven narratives about the other. For decades media has narrowly focused on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and painted the picture that no alternative history between Muslims and Jews exists.

Our member Rebecca Nathanson, who grew up at CRC, spent time in Sarajevo as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, ultimately creating Sarajevo450, a powerful and important project that seeks to interrupt that narrative through educational workshops. Drawing from five centuries of Muslim and Jewish coexistence in the Balkans, this weekend at CRC will challenge polarizing media narratives about past, present, and future relationships between Muslims and Jews.

Rebecca met our weekend guests, Eli and Mirjam Tauber, during her time in Sarajevo. They will be joining us at CRC to share their wisdom, encourage collective understanding, and inspire the creation of space for positive stories. 

In a time when anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are rampant, Saravejo450 feels more important than ever. We are fortunate to welcome Eli and Mirjam to our community for a weekend of learning.   

Friday, August 19, 7:30 pm

When Neighbors Were Real Human Beings
Eli Tauber will join CRC for Kabbalat Shabbat services to speak about topics explored in his book, When Neighbors were Real Human Beings, which documents the lives of Bosnian Jews saved during World War II, in many cases by Bosnian Muslims.  During the Nazi occupation in Bosnia, a small number of Bosnian Jews, as well as religious and cultural artifacts, were saved with the help of Muslim neighbors and community. The most famous example is the Sarajevo Haggadah, now preserved in the National Museum in Sarajevo. 

Saturday, August 20, 12:00 noon

Lunch and Learn with Eli and Mirjam Tauber
Dive deep with Eli and Mirjam after Saturday morning services. Grab some lunch and be prepared for powerful conversation about the centuries of shared cultural life in the Balkans. May this conversation be one of many that shares positive stories about Jewish and Muslim community.  RSVP requested to Jen Fishering,(314) 361-1564, ext. 101 or jen@centralreform.org. 

Saturday, August 20, 2:00 pm

CRC Bosnian Sephardic Cooking Class
From the mid 1500s until the Holocaust in what is today Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spanish Jews lived next to Muslim neighbors. The reciprocal influence of Jewish and Bosnian Muslim culture is found in language, poetry, music, food, and architecture. Join Mirjam Tauber in the CRC kitchen and multi-purpose room for a hands-on Bosnian Sephardic Cooking class. See firsthand how neighbor influences find themselves in Mirjam’s beautiful food.  Limited space available. RSVP required to Jen Fishering jen@centralreform.org or (314) 361-1564, ext. 101. 

Sunday, August 21

Community Event -- more details to come.

CRC Grief Support Group 

Saturday, August 20, 12:30 pm at CRC

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 week's group is led by Jamie Sentnor, LCSW, who is a practicing therapist. If you have any questions, feel free to be in touch with Jamie at sentnor@sbcglobal.net.


 

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


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...

Our recent CRC Engagement event brought out many CRC members and potential members who explored how they could become involved in the life and work of CRC. Didn't make it or are curious? Click here to read the details of our opportunities. Click here to let us know your interests.


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.


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


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.


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 Service
All Saturdays at 9:30 am

Shacharit Service
All Saturdays at 10:00 am

B'nai Mitzvah
August 6
Bar Mitzvah of Jonathan Watt                           

August 13
Bar Mitzvah of Noah Bronstein                                

August 20
Bar Mitzvah of Micah Frank                    

August 27
Bat Mitzvah of Ella Greenberg