Sisterhood is for Shaare Emeth women of all ages and backgrounds and serves as an auxiliary arm of Shaare Emeth. As part of the national organization of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), sisterhood gathers for social events and retreats, social justice projects, and fundraising to support Temple programs.
Sisterhood volunteers coordinate fundraising projects such as Sandy’s Judaica Shop and an invitation/stationery service. Funds raised through these projects provide for camp scholarships, holiday treats for Religious School, transportation for seniors, Judaic gifts for newborns, Bar/Bat Mitzvah students, and wedding couples.
For more information visit the Sisterhood of Shaare Emeth page.
MOSHE, Men of Shaare Emeth, gives the Congregation's men an opportunity to provide service to the Temple, social action in the community, and camaraderie and fellowship for themselves. Past projects include building the Temple's sukkah and volunteering to move furniture and complete other small chores at a local senior living facility. During the school year, MOSHE hosts a monthly made-to-order breakfast called Kibitz Cafe.
Please join and help MOSHE make the world a better place. For more information visit the MOSHE webpage.
We offer luncheons for our seniors once a month and work with several community groups to plan a series of other educational or leisurely events. Our Shaare Emeth Seniors group doens't have an age minimum yet most of our members are age 60 or over.
For more information visit the Seniors' Corner.
Shaare Emeth is home to three youth groups for kids and teens.
In addition to being social and fun SETYG’s frequent programs often touch on issues related to prayer, learning, social action and more. As a part of NFTY Missouri Valley, SETYGers participate in three to five regional chavurot each year.
New in 2012, 8th grade youth group participants participate in city-wide events with youth groupers from Shaare Emeth and other St. Louis-area Reform temples. More information to come.
Shaare Emeth’s 7th graders are invited to be a part of social programs held approximately once every 5 weeks throughout the school year. 7th graders also participate in NFTY-Missouri Valley Region’s JYG (junior youth group) Chavurah each year. Favorite past programs include Skyzone, Dinner and a Movie and Ice Skating. We welcome 7th grader involvement in program ideas.
This exciting program provides great social and Jewish activities every four to six weeks. Through SE 56, they are introduced to informal youth programming setting the stage for their “formal” NFTY experience to come.
For more information on all of these programs visit the Youth Groups page.
This group meets according to a participant-set schedule to read a book related to Judaism or written by a Jewish author and to share in a dinner of book-related recipes. Recipes are also shared.
For more information, view the Cooks and Books webpage.
Yiddish Club is a unique way to explore the beauty and wisdom of the Yiddish language, literature and culture. Personal experiences by members of the club will allow you to understand the deep importance of the Yiddish language and culture to history.
For more information visit the Yiddish Club page.
Knitting Group meets every other Thursday to socialize and knit for both personal and charity use. Donated yarn and needles are available to anyone interested in making items to donate.
For more information, visit the Knitting Club page.
Mah Jongg, Bridge and other card groups meet regularly at Congregation Shaare Emeth throughout the week. Learn More
Tuesdays 10 a.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m.
Torah study groups meet once a week and are led by Rabbi Bennett or another member of the clergy, ocassionally with a guest teacher. We provide copies of The Torah Commentaries. Join anytime.
Led by Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Blessings All Around is a Jewish mindful parenting group that comes together for study, discussion, meditation and friendship as they explore the challenges and surprises that mindful parenting can bring to our lives.
Learn more on the Blessing All Around page.
Not really interested in the Shaare Emeth groups above or looking for a new way to connect? Contact Debbie Bram, our director of Jewish life and learning, at 314-692-5345 or [email protected].
Have you wanted to find others who enjoy the same activities you do but don’t know where to start? Interested in book discussion, Mah Jongg, bridge, pinochle, crocheting, knitting, theater, movies, dining out, etc.? Let CONNECTIONS help. CONNECTIONS is a Sisterhood-sponsored effort to help you find each other! It is open to everyone of all ages, genders, and temple affiliations. Learn More