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December - Calendar
December - Memo

Jewish Muslim Day of Community Service
Monday, December 25, 10:30 am at CRC

In 2010, the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis and the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) and its Milford and Lee Bohm Social Justice Center coordinated the first Annual Jewish and Muslim Day of Community Service.

The Day of Service was created to help the St. Louis community on a large scale through service work and charitable projects. The event takes place on Christmas to give recurring volunteers the opportunity to celebrate the holiday with their families, while also strengthening the relationship between the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Again this year, CRC is open as a make-it-site welcoming as many volunteers as would like to join us! 

Mussar Sample Class and Intro Session

Saturday, December 9, 1:00 - 2:00 PM at CRC

Mussar is a millennium old Jewish tradition of personal spiritual development. It offers insight and guidance for living. By engaging in a Mussar practice we learn to consider our actions, plumb our motives, and stare intently at the reflection we cast on the world. As we learn and practice we become more skillful parents, more attentive partners and more in tune with who we want to be. Offered by The Mussar Institute (TMI) and facilitated by CRC member Felice Joyce, a TMI trained Mussar Va'ad Facilitator who has been studying and practicing Mussar for 10 years. The class will cover 4 Middot (Character traits): humility, patience, forgiveness and simplicity. The class fee is $136. No prior knowledge is required. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 1-2:30 pm, however the first two sessions will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 PM. Enrollment must be completed by December 31st. For more information about the course or how to enroll contact Felice Joyce.

Tikkun Olam Collection Corner: Winter Clothing for New Americans

Through both December and January, we will be collecting new and very gently used winter clothing items to donate to New American families through our partners at the International Institute. We are collecting coats, hats, gloves, and scarfs in adults and childrens sizes. Please drop off items in the bin located in the oneg. 

Shanda, There is None
Monthly, the First Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm at CRC

This is our mental health-mental illness opening, led by Rabbi Susan Talve and Rabbi Jim Goodman on the first Sunday of every month. These sessions are an opening because we are at square one on this subject. We are turning our attention to the next hurdle of service which is mental illness. 

Shanda means shame. There is none. 

We are under-prepared, under-educated, under-equipped. We are still laboring under the shanda curtain of shame. We all have the experience in our families, among our friends, some of us more hidden than others. We begin by talking about it; let’s talk about mental illness. Our sessions are divided up into a strategizing, a teaching, a sharing, and a ritual all designed to develop tools to strengthen inner life.

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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!


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

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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

December 2
Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Rosenzweig

December 9
Bat Mitzvah of Trudy Cohen