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Join us this Friday night at 7:30pm for a very special Pride Shabbat with CHARIS, the St. Louis Women's Chorus! ... See MoreSee Less

A giant THANK YOU to Rabbis Karen Kriger Bogard and Daniel Bogard Bogard for hosting the Birthday Party for the Torah as part of the Shavuot celebration last weekend! They graciously opened their home and the kids enjoyed music, ice cream, and arts and crafts! ... See MoreSee Less

A giant THANK YOU to Rabbis Karen and Daniel Bogard for hosting the Birthday Party for the Torah as part of the Shavuot celebration last weekend! They graciously opened their home and the kids enjoyed music, ice cream, and arts and crafts!

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Not to mention pea pods galore! Did we make vegan ice cream again as soon as we got home? Yes, yes we did.

Ukulele boot camp led my the multi-talented and musically gifted Rabbi Daniel. Day one and they are guaranteed a spot on America’s Got Talent. Concert dates pending. ... See MoreSee Less

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Glad you are all learning together. Enjoy.

Ben Bronsther

Good job Dawn Jones-Goldstein😂😂😂😂

It takes a village! Our sweet Mensch Makers spent Sunday in the Garden. Thanks to all who participated and got their hands dirty! ... See MoreSee Less

It takes a village! Our sweet Mensch Makers spent Sunday in the Garden. Thanks to all who participated and got their hands dirty!

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It was so much fun! And they did a great Mitzvah! Planting okra, green beans and marigolds. Moved soil and mulched our garden border. Thanks Mensch Makers! We love you!

Here are some beautiful words from Rabbi Susan Talve during her trip to Israel:
Day 1
Dear Friends,
Though there are still days I find it hard to leave my house, I am in Israel, sitting on the shores of the sea where Hanna Szenes wrote her eternal words
My God, My God
I pray that these things never end
the sand and the sea
the rush of the waters
the crash of the heavens
the prayers of the heart.
Hannah was one of the founders of the fishing village that became this kibbutz, Sdot Yam. I came to spend a year here when i was 19. I was adopted by a family who were also founders. My"father," Eliezer z'l, slept in the same bunk with Hannah. They were both from Hungary. He told me how the young women would get the British soldiers drunk so the men could take boats into the sea to bring the illegal refugees escaping the terrors of Europe ashore. I came back to visit and spend time many times over the years. When they lost their son, my soul brother, Kobi, to a war in Lebanon, i saw what grief could do to a parent, to a sister, and in this case, to a nation. I am here to visit my "mother," who is ailing and her daughter and granddaughters. And, this afternoon, I will leave here to meet the five women I will travel with for the next week. Three rabbis and three Christian ministers, who are here not as tourists, but as pilgrims and as sisters, ready to deepen in relationship through courageous and loving, conversation.
In late July of 2014 as missiles were falling on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and bombs were devastating Gaza, I was in Israel.
i came home to August 9th and the murder of Mike Brown Jr., the
Ferguson uprising and the connections made between black and brown young people facing militarization and racism across the world. A group of clergy found ourselves holding the streets, the bold and beautiful young people and each other. The solidarity with the struggle for Palestinian liberation found its way into the Black Lives Matter Movement. Young black leaders were taken to Palestine. As a rabbi on the street I was asked to take a stand, either I stood with Israel or with Palestine. I continued to stand in the place of believing that the only answer is co-existence; not either-or but and-and. The first idea of this trip came from conversations with Rev. Traci Blackmon. We realized early on that we needed to walk this land, Israel and Palestine, together. To see through each others eyes, To listen with our hearts. To be willing to let faith overcome fear and open us to the possibility that something new could emerge.
The journey that is supported by a grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis begins tonight at the shores of the sea. I will greet my sisters, Rev. Karen Anderson, Rev. Deb Krause, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Maharat Rori Picker-Neiss with the eternal words of the poet Hannah Szenes and pray that these things that are essential for the survival of all people and of our planet, never end.
Love,
Susan
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Mazel Tov Philip Deitch on your NCJW Community Service award recognizing all that you do for the St.Louis Jewish Community. We are proud to call you ours!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Mazel Tov Philip Deitch on your NCJW Community Service award recognizing all that you do for the St.Louis Jewish Community. We are proud to call you ours!!!

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Congratulations, Phillip. Long time no see. The best to you.

Congrats, Philip! And thank you for always showing up for all of us! ❤️

Congrats Philip!

Congratulations Phillip thank you for all you do!!!

Congratulations Philip!! Well deserved!!!

Philip Deitch So much mazel! You are a gift to so many communities 💖

Congrats to Philip!

💕 Philip Deitch from Sherie L Schild and me. Thank you for all you have done for us and our community. Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov Phillip! Well deserved.

Mazel Tov! So well deserved.

No better recipient than Phillip! Mazel Tov!

Wonderful Philip Deitch. Thank you and congrats

Maze Tov Phillip!

Bravo Philip Deitch! You have a heart of gold. So glad to see you recognized. ❤️

Mazal tov ! No one shows up more than you ! Sister would be proud💕

Mazal tov. Kol hakavod to you Philip Deitch

Mazel tov!

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Check out Rabbi Daniel Bogard speaking at today's #FightFor15 protest outside of McDonalds---and support a living wage, union rights, and protections against sexual harrasment and assault for food-service-workers ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing Rabbi Daniel Bogard!

The rest of the kiddos from the Lag B'Omer lunch Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School! ... See MoreSee Less

The rest of the kiddos from the Lag BOmer lunch Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School!

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Those are some cuties. You too Rabbi Karen!

What a difference a year makes!

hello Lucy!

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