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

May Calendar, Memo
Summer Gesher Program Registration Link: Click Here

CRC Rabbi Search

We have initiated the process of adding a third Rabbi to our Rabbinic team.  We have learned from our history that the pastoral, life-cycle events, religious holidays, and education needs of our 800+ household congregation is best served by three Rabbis.  Over the past several years, we’ve enjoyed the additional support of Rabbi Ed Harris, who served in a Rabbinic role part-time until 2014, and Rabbi Educator Deana Sussman, who in 2016 assumed the role of Assistant Rabbi at Temple Israel in Omaha, Nebraska.  
Scott Levine, President of the CRC Board of Directors, has directed CRC’s vice presidents of Leadership and Visioning, Leenie Becker and Janet Rodgers, to form a search committee in the next few months.  This committee will evaluate the needs of our membership, Rabbis Susan and Randy, the board and staff.  The goal will be to begin interviewing candidates late summer and early fall 2017 for 
placement in 2018.   If you are interested in serving on this committee, please e-mail Leenie at alenebecker@gmail.com or Janet at janetrodgers@swbell.net. 

Project Clean up and Beautification

Sunday, April 30th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm 
Rain date: Sunday, May 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Meet at Grace Hill, 2125 Bissel (Water Tower Hub)

Every December CRC collaborates with Grace Hill to weatherize homes. This month, we will continue our support by spending an 
afternoon with Grace Hill residents to clean up and beautify this diverse neighborhood in North St. Louis City.  Suggestions on what to bring (optional): garbage bags, garden gloves, rake, shovel, pots of flowers or flower six packs, potting soil or any yard beautification equipment. Bring your family and friends, best for ages 12 +.  
RSVP encouraged to Randy Weiss at randyweiss11@gmail.com or 314-713-4100 or Lisa Levine at lisabari64@gmail.com or 314-651-2379.

No Shanda*, taking down the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.

Sunday, April 30, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at CRC

The response of what we do with talk and experience and breath and communication and truth-telling and real life responses to real life challenges.
We grow.
Led by Rabbis Talve and Goodman. We keep the stories. 

Triple Chai + Brunch

Sunday, May 7, 10:30 am at CRC 

Join Triple Chai for a brunch discussion by our own member Larry May, Professor of Political Science, Law, and Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Washington University. Larry will lead our discussion titled and focused on “Immigration and the Trump Administration, a Legal and Philosophical Analysis.”
RSVP by Wednesday, May 3 to Claire Hyman or Anita Wilson at 314-878-3502. Please bring one dish to share: A-L a salad or side dish; M-Z an entree.

May University Series: 
Personal Prayer: Old Refrains, New Riffs - Taught by Will Soll

Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at CRC

While the typical Siddur consists of hundreds of pages of prayer and is designed for corporate worship, it also contains a handful of prayers crafted for use by individuals.   These prayers are brief enough to be incorporated into a busy day, meaningful enough to provide spiritual orientation, and flexible enough to allow for—indeed, require—a certain amount of personalization and creativity.

Will Soll is currently writing The Little Book of Jewish Personal Prayer, and will be distributing drafts of a couple of sections of the book for perusal, use and response. All are welcome to join. Contact Maxine with any questions

Jews, Christians, and Romans

Mondays, 1- 2:00 pm

All are welcome who want to question and explore.
What is so very amazing about this time?  Who were the main players?  What were the issues?  Who won?  Why did they win?  Who lost?Why did they lose?  What were the issues at the end of BCE that influenced CE?  What took the place of the 2nd Temple?  Who was Jesus? What did he do?  What didn’t he do?  Why?  What was Messiah to the people of the time?  Why did they want one?  Why did they pick the one they picked? What does all or any of this mean to us today


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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
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am
Bar Mitzvah of Asher Weinberg  

Saturday, May 6, 4:30 pm
Bat Mitzvah of Kate Freedman

Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am
Bat Mitzvah of Sabrina Kronemer