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About Kol Rinah

Kol Rinah is a dynamic, diverse, forward-looking congregation that welcomes all people interested in joining a community that embraces the tenets of Conservative Judaism through the study of Torah, meaningful worship, lifelong learning, tikkun olam (the sacred work of repairing the world), and a bit of fun. 
 
Who We Are  
Kol Rinah is the St. Louis area’s Conservative congregation, yet one with deep roots and a rich history. We are a (vital), vibrant community with a joyous voice - the true meaning of 'kol' and 'rinah'! where generations gather to experience Jewish traditions yet in modern ways.
 
Kol Rinah Welcomes everyone
We value the unique identities and experiences that each and every member brings to our community. Because many groups have historically faced marginalization in Jewish spaces, we want to explicitly state that we embrace Jews and the Jew curious, singles, couples and families, multi-faith/multicultural households, people of color, people who identify LGBTQ+ , people of all abilities, and more. We are always striving to create a community where everyone feels at home. 
If there is anything we can do to make you more welcome or to accommodate your needs, please let us know.
 
Pray With Us
Our Shabbat and holiday services are egalitarian as are our twice-daily minyans. Our prayer books utilize the most contemporary forms of Hebrew and English with additional commentary and literary enhancements. Members participate in all aspects of each service reflecting our intention to welcome and encourage comfortable engagement for all. Music is an integral part of our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services, providing a joyful backdrop to prayer.
 
Learn and Grow With Us
Kol Rinah vigorously promotes intellectual curiosity and education for all ages, beginning with our Early Childhood Center, KoREH Religious School and Community adult learning programs. Speakers are invited from many organizations to help us stay informed of Jewish and non-Jewish topics of interest.
 
Join and Connect With Us
Member involvement is a Kol Rinah strength. Whether through the Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Women’s Social Group, USY youth group, or young families members, our congregants connect in ways that enrich their lives and deepen their faith experience. Our diverse programs throughout the year offer many opportunities to volunteer that helps create connections. Participation can range from attending services, being part of the daily minyan, caring with Chesed, lending your voice or hands to a social action with Tzedek, taking a class... All levels of involvement are appreciated and welcomed. Want to know more? Check out our Engagement section.
 
Participate With Us
Our congregants are our greatest strength. There are multiple ways to more deeply engage with Kol Rinah by joining a committee, volunteering for mitzvah projects, serving as a Shabbat greeter, taking a class, attending minyan, hearing a special speaker, making a memorial gift and much, much more. There is something for everyone.
 
Contact Us
Find out more from this website or calling the synagogue. In addition, Rabbi Noah Arnow is very accessible and would love to talk with you.  Please feel free to call him at the synagogue office.  We are eager to share our community with you.
 
Our office number and email: 314-727-1747 or office@kolrinahstl.org
Find us on Facebook: Kol Rinah Young FamiliesKolRinah Events, Kol Rinah Youth  
Kol Rinah
7701 Maryland Avenue
Clayton, Mo. 63105
314-727-1747
website: kolrinahstl.org
Rabbi Noah Arnow
Rabbi Scott Shafrin, Religious School Director/Associate Rabbi
Jonathan Belsky, Baal Koreh
Liz Collins, Monica Lynne Neidorff Early Childhood Center Director
Stacey Hudson, Executive Director
Nancy Green, Executive Assistant
Meir Zimand, Operations/Accounting
Karen Kern, Interim Engagement Coordinator
 
Kol Rinah is proud to offer:
• A convenient location in mid-county St. Louis, close to Washington University
• Egalitarian services
• Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat musical services with instrumental accompaniment with 1st Friday Family Services
• Daily morning and evening minyanim
• Fun and friendly family programs with the Young Families group
• Highly respected Early Childhood Center
• Learning opportunities for all ages
 
Monica Lynne Neidorff Early Childhood Center
accepts children from all religious and ethnic backgrounds with a focus on Jewish education, (6 weeks through pre-K.) Our small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios allow for each child to receive individualized instruction and
attention. We are proud of our reputation as a warm, nurturing, family style school, providing an environment that encourages physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. A child’s developmental and self-esteem needs are met in a loving, caring and relaxed atmosphere.
 
Kol Rinah Education Hub (KoREH
Sunday morning religious school for pre-K through 7th grade and Weekday afternoon Independent meetings, tutoring, and discussions.
 
KoREH students experience what it means to be Jewish in the modern world. Parents and students learn in an engaging and meaningful way, in a social environment, developing a strong, positive sense of Jewish identity.
 
Our mission as a school community is to create an experiential learning environment where learners of all ages and abilities can take ownership of Jewish texts, Hebrew language, their community, their spiritual life and their own Jewish identity.
 
Engagement
• Youth Groups: We have a growing, dynamic USY chapter for high school students, as well as a Kadima program for 6th-8th graders.
• Active Sisterhood, Brotherhood, and Women’s Social Group
• Community Learning: lifelong learning opportunities, including prominent scholar-in-residence speakers and Jew's in Science series
• KR Circles: Small groups of people that come together over a common interest aligned with our mission. Our circles cover a range of topics and are an opportunity for our members to meet and get to know each other.  KR Circles include Softball team, book clubs, movie club, garden club, Stitch & Schmooze, and much more. 
• Tzedek Team Social Action Committee
 
Services:
(Check website for Zoom links, live service times)
• Daily services: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
• Sundays 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday evenings (check website for times)
• Saturday Morning Shabbat Services: 9:00 a.m. 
• Shabbat Mincha Service, Seudah Shlishit (third meal) and learning, Havdalah Service
Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783