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.

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!


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

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 - August 21, 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.

August University Series with Mem Movshin

During the seven weeks between Tisha b’Av (August 5 this year) and Rosh HaShanah our Haftarah portions are “consolation prophecies” from the book of Isaiah.  In August, we’ll consider each of the first four of these Haftarot.  What is Isaiah saying to his contemporaries? Why were these passages chosen to accompany the Torah portions of these weeks?  And what might Isaiah have to say to us, some 2,500 years after he lived?  Join us Tuesday evenings in August at 7:00 pm for a look at one of Israel’s greatest prophets.

August Social Responsibility Shabbat - Friday, August 8, 7:30 pm

The new school year is upon us, and while that comes with great excitement, it also brings thoughts about inequality in our educational system. CRC member Marshall Cohen thought about that as well, even after he started the Lift for Life Gym. So in 2000, he opened Lift For Life Academy, which became the first independent charter middle school to open in the City of St. Louis.

Students are motivated to come to LFLA. And the students,when compared to other area (both city and county) public high schools, outperform all others in Algebra I, math and communication arts. But they, and other schools like it, can always use help.

For our August Social Responsibility Shabbat, we are going to hear from Marshall Cohen, as well as Marylen Mann. They will be talking about a variety of opportunities for you to make a difference in a student’s life. Please join us and you too can help narrow the gap of educational inequality.

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

Meredith Goldberg
August 23, 10:00 am

Adam Jasper
August 23, 5:00 pm

Jordan Kronemer
August 30, 10:00 am

Nathan Koch
August 30, 5:00 pm

Court Hyken
September 6, 10:00 am

Isabel Blumenhorst
September 6, 5:00 pm

Amirah Bauder
September 13, 10:00 am

Mallory Palmer
September 13, 5:00 pm