Present at the creation: Origins of Central Reform Congregation

The year 1984, immortalized by the title of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, was also, on a much happier note, the year in which Central Reform Congregation was officially founded by a small but determined group of St. Louis Jews. They wanted to change the standard model for synagogues to meet the needs of the rapidly changing local Jewish community. The congregation recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.