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Families and Youth at Kol Rinah

Families with children of all ages are welcome at Kol Rinah! We offer learning programs for parents and families as well as parents nights out, social action opportunities, and Shabbat morning family programming. We would love to welcome you to our growing community!   For information on upcoming family programming or to get added to our email list, please email families@kolrinahstl.org. For information about Kol Rinah Religious...Read more...

July 2021 Families and Youth

Young families are so happy to be back doing services in person! This summer we have scheduled one Tot Shabbat and One Kabbalat Shabbat service  a month, in person in our courtyard. We are also enjoying playground play dates on Shabbat with some upcoming dates.

If you are interested in supporting our Young Families, please purchase a beautiful picnic blanket. They are large and water resistant, and best of all the proceeds go to...Read more...

May 2021 Families & Youth

Young families have had some really fun and creative events this year, and they just keep getting better! Over Pesach, families had a chance to “Escape From Egypt”. More than 15 families came to our outdoor obstacle course where they learned about the journey from slavery to Mt. Sinai. All activities were hands-on, interactive, and safe. Families were so happy to have an engaging and educational outdoor adventure. For photos, click...Read more...

March 2021 Families & Youth

Though it's hard to imagine Spring is coming, Young Families enjoyed a little gardening with our Tu Bishvat Planting program. Families planted parsley seeds and radishes, and many gardeners are beginning to see their seeds sprout!    Purim was great fun! We had a Zoom costume party with a goody bag of surprises and items to use during our party. We showed off our costumes, sang some songs, and had a craft project...Read more...

January 2021 Families and Youth

Young families have been up to some fun and creative activities! We were so excited to have several families join Chef Jennifer Stempel on Zoom to make pretzel menorahs. They looked fabulous and tasted even better. Twenty-four families helped paint tiles for an art installation, designed by our own Gary Kodner. The finished product has been assembled and is on display in our new building.    Click here to view our community art...Read more...

November 2020 Families and Youth

Though we can’t physically be together, our Young Families have worked hard to continue to build a community during this complicated time. Being together on Zoom for Havdallah and some fun High Holiday services were certainly highlights in an uncertain time. Karen Kern brought her guitar and beautiful voice to both Young Family services and Elementary services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. When we gather together online, we see the...Read more...

September 2020 Families and Youth

Young Families has been making the best out of being apart! We finished our Discovering Differences program virtually, and we learned a lot of great skills from our friends at WeStories. We are grateful to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis for their funding, and we are continuing this great work this coming year!  Families have also continued to meet each Sunday morning for a quick Havdalah and check-in with one another, via Zoom. We talk...Read more...

July 2020 Special - Families and Youth

Click here for the entire July 2020 Special Voice edition When I came for my first interview at Kol Rinah, one thing stuck out to me. This community was making a commitment to the future. The leadership and staff of this congregation took a look at the resources they have, and decided that it was important to them to make a commitment to young families. But they took it a step further by creating a position that recognizes the fact that it’s...Read more...

March 2020 Families and Youth

January and February were wonderfully busy for Kol Rinah families. Saturday mornings are abuzz with music from Rhythm and Ruach and Tot Shabbat. Families are loving the variety of singing, dancing, and Shabbat friendly crafts.

Kol Rinah also had the honor of hosting Discovering Differences this month. Together with PJ Library, We Stories, and the ADL, parents of young children are invited to explore our differences and help our...Read more...

November 2019 Families and Youth

If you were in shul on Rosh Hashanah, you witnessed the beautiful sight of dozens of young families flooding the sanctuary to hear the Shofar, and delight in the New Year! It was joyful to see so many children and their parents, and a good sign for the coming year. Our young families were invited to participate in interactive programs about the sights and sounds of Rosh Hashanah, and we will continue with new activities on Yom Kippur. Earlier...Read more...

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