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

October - Calendar 
A Letter to our CRC Family (CRC - a Sukkat Shalom) regarding Friday, September 15, 2017.

We look forward to Chilling out and Warming up with you on November 18! Click here to purchase online. If you prefer not to pay the site fees, feel free to write a check to Central Reform Congregation, noting guest names and contact information. See you soon!

5778/2017 High Holidays Service Schedule

Our High Holiday  Streaming was archived under our stream channel.
High Holiday Reading Selections

CRC Mitzvah Farm Harvest Oneg

Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm post Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us on for Shabbat on Friday, October 6th and celebrate Sukkot and the Fall Harvest with our first annual CRC Mitzvah Farm Harvest Oneg.  Our tasting menu created fresh from the farm by your gardening team will include:  French Lentil Tabouli, Red Pepper Hummus, Apple Bok Choi Salad, Harvest Kale Salad, Pesto Pasta, Rosemary Bread and seasonal desserts.

Yizkor Service at CRC

Thursday, October 12, 8:00 am

Yizkor services, held four times a year at CRC, are a time to offer prayers for our dearly departed and renew our connections with them. Join us on Thursday the 12th for an intimate remembrance service with opportunities to share stories about loved ones and recall the blessings of their memory.

2017/5778 Simchat Torah Celebration and Consecration 

Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am

As we come to the end of our yearly Torah cycle and prepare to begin again, please join us as we unroll the Torah and celebrate! Everyone is welcome to participate in the unrolling of the Torah, dancing, singing, and many children (and adults!) enjoy sitting in the aisle and watching the Torah roll over their heads. As part of our celebration, we will also formally welcome our Kindergartners and new students to the CRC Religious School community in a ceremony where they receive their very own Torah scroll. As in years past, this year we will once again feature a performance by the klezmer band Klezundheit!


Awaken Shabbat

Friday, October 13, 7:30 pm during Kabbalat Shabbat

Sylvester Brown, Jr. will join us to speak about the Sweet Potato Project, an urban agriculture initiative based in North St. Louis whose mission is "to restore economic activity in North St. Louis by creating alternative and progressive ways of producing and distributing 
locally grown products and to teach young men and women sustainable business and entrepreneurial skills that can change their lives." Mr. Brown will share the story behind the Project, its recent successes, and how we as a community can support its mission. 

October University Series: Know Thyself
Tuesdays in October (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31), 7:00 - 8:30 pm at CRC
We look forward to meeting for the October University Series with Andy Nunberg.
There is a difference between learning and realizing. Learning is effort, concepts. Realization is effortless, it is understanding of what is. The ancient spiritual discipline of Yoga was practiced to help us to realize the Ultimate Truth. Join us for a yoga and meditation session for every "body" followed by sharing of any insights gained about ourselves, circumstances or situations. All are welcome to join us.


Gifts of Appreciation for Our First Responders October/ November Tikkun Collection Corner

We are collecting yummy, non-perishable, healthy snacks to deliver to First Responders on Thanksgiving morning.  Please drop off your donations in the bin in the Oneg during the months of October and November.

Delivering on Thanksgiving Morning

Can you help us deliver gift bags to First Responders on Thanksgiving morning, November 23?  Join other congregants for this annual tradition.  Arrive at CRC @ 9:30 a.m. to pick up your bag for delivery.  Bagels, coffee, and card-making will be available.  Feel free to stay for a minute or a bit longer to schmooze!  Please contact Rachel Delston at Rdelston@gmail.com to sign up.

Greenwood Cemetery Beautification

Sunday, October 29, 1:00 - 4:00 pm  (come by anytime) 6571 St. Louis Ave St. Louis, MO 63121

Join us for a joint project with members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish of Ferguson for clean up and beautification of 
historic Greenwood cemetery in North County.  Greenwood is listed on the National Register of Historic places and more than 50,000 African Americans are buried within Greenwood’s 30 acres, including Harriet Scott, wife of Dred Scott. In addition to raking, 
weeding, and clearing out brush to beautify the cemetery, we will be forging friendships with a diverse church community blessed with many new Americans.  Lawn bags and some rakes will be available, however, volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels, rakes, and lawn supplies. Teens welcome. Look for signs posted at cemetery entrance directing you to work site. RSVP to Randy Weiss at randyweiss11@gmail.com or Lisa Levine at lisabari64@gmail.com.


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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.

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

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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

October 7
Bar Mitzvah of Itai Ben-Shahar (4:00 pm)

October 14
Bar Mitzvah of Eli Front (4:00 pm)

October 21
Bar Mitzvah of Gabi Brent (10:00 am)
Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Newmark (4:00 pm)

October 28
Bar Mitzvah of Tyler Lang (10:00 am)
Bar Mitzvah of Dryden Bonner (4:00 pm)