MARCH 15, 2019 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family,   Our hearts are breaking for the Muslim community of New Zealand in the wake of the massacre that occurred at two mosques in Christchurch. Forty-nine human beings are dead. Forty-nine images of God removed from our world.   Unlike the tragic plane crash that took one hundred and fifty-seven souls…

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MARCH 8, 2019 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family,   A quick e-mail today as it’s getting late! Services tonight in the chapel at 6pm. Candle lighting is at 5:43pm.   Tomorrow, 9am in the lower auditorium. Torah Talk with Rabbi Shafrin at 10:10am. I’ll be speaking about the anointing oil, and a little on the theology of smell. Junior…

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March 1, 2019 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family,   Shabbat is coming! We’ll have our family-friendly First Friday Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6pm in the lower auditorium, and we’re starting at 5pm with a craft for kids, followed by candle lighting at 5:30pm (candle lighting time is 5:36pm), then a mac and cheese dinner for kids, followed by services…

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March 2019 Kol Rinah Families News

So many of our families came together on January 21st to celebrate Tu BiSh’vat and MLK Jr. Day. It was a great opportunity to combine the themes of both holidays of doing good for our world by being kind and welcoming to others and respectful to our planet. Kids enjoyed fun holiday themed activities and…

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March 2019 Message from the President

I have been thinking a lot about change since January 1. It has been a whirlwind of poignant losses and exciting transitions—with more to come in the months ahead… Starting with the poignant, we recently lost several dear, valued members of our community. We continue to grieve and adjust to their absence. I find comfort…

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March 2019 Message from Sisterhood Presidents

The calendar keeps moving forward and spring is almost upon us. Even in February we get glimpses of its coming. Hopefully, soon, worries about polar vortexes and weird cold weather will be past us and we can settle in to enjoying several nice months before worrying about the beastly hot ‘vortexes’ which may invade us….

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March 2019 Adult Ed News

Sharing Your Thoughts In the old days, questions about how you think or feel about God were the domain of the Rabbi and the Rabbi alone. These days – with a better educated laity – many congregants have begun sharing their own thoughts on this difficult topic. JTS Faculty Member for half a century, Rabbi…

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March 2019 Message from Men’s Club Presidents

SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG This winter has been the ninth wettest for St. Louis since records have been kept. My backyard has almost finally dried out. Just in time for the spring showers. But the day of the World Wide Wrap was dry (photos on pages 2-3). After learning about the background and reason for…

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March 2019 Message from Rabbi Arnow

I was fascinated and delighted to have more than twenty people come to the series of classes I taught on kashrut and serving as a volunteer mashgiach (kosher supervisor). This was a very different kind of class from what we usually teach at Kol Rinah. Usually, the focus is on the meaning we can derive…

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