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.

5777 / 2016 High Holidays 
at the Jewish Community Center (the J)

Livestreaming High Holiday services at the JCC can be found here.
Livestreaming High Holiday Alternative Services Yom Kippur Morning at CRC can be found here.

High Holiday Supplement can be found here.

Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 11
8:00 pm       Service begins at the J

Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 12
10:00 am     Service begins at the J
10:00 am     Alternative Service begins at CRC
1:00 pm       Breakout Sessions begin at the J 
3:30 pm       Children's Service begins at the J
4:30 pm       Yiskor and Concluding Services begin at the J

Our past High Holiday services are still accessible via our online streaming archive found here.

Childcare for the High Holidays
After a several year break, will be offering childcare for children of member households during the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning service. Childcare will be provided by trained caregivers from TLC family care. We ask for a contribution of $15 per child per session. 

Childcare will be offered at the J only. Child care will not be provided at CRC during alternative services.

We must have your reservation before Friday, September 16. We cannot guarantee spaces for children whose forms arrive after that date. Licensing requirements specify the number of children a childcare provider can supervise. To ensure that we have sufficient childcare providers, we cannot provide drop-in care for children for whom no reservations were made –  NO EXCEPTIONS.
Find our registration form at here.

High Holiday Tikkun Olam Projects

Winter clothing for Langston Middle Schoolers
Our new partnership with Langston Middles School began this past August. We are collaborating with Karen Hylton from St. Louis Public Schools and the SLPS faith-based initiative program help us 
determine the most effective and sustainable ways to enrich this 
community partnership. The purpose of the Faith-Based Initiative (FBI) is to partner Saint Louis Public Schools with congregations of faith in order to strengthen the linkage between schools and community, promote academic achievement, and provide positive role models for students in the Saint Louis area. This winter, Langston’s 230 students are in need of the following items that we ask are donated in VERY gently used, clean condition:
    - Winter jackets and coats (boy’s size 14 through men’s size  XXL; girl’s size 12 through women’s size L)
    - Winter hats and gloves
    - New socks (NO used socks)

High Holiday Security
As in previous years, we will have the presence of both uniformed and plain clothes officers as well as the complete cooperation and support of the St. Louis Police Department. We want our holidays to be welcoming and our services to be a Shelter of Peace for all who attend. Please note the following information to help ensure safety for our members and guests:

Please do not arrive at services more than one hour before start time. Doors will be opened one hour prior to the service start time.

There will be two primary entrances to the JCC. All other entrances will be closed. We ask that our members and guests please respect and help enforce this policy.

Please avoid carrying large purses, briefcases, satchels, book bags, etc. into the JCC. An officer may ask to check your bag; your cooperation and understanding will be appreciated.

5777 High Holiday Reading Selections


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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.

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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
September 3
Bat Mitzvah of Katie Krasnoff

September 10
Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Guller

September 24
Bar Mitzvah of Ari Perryman