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Kol Rinah Brotherhood

Brotherhood Annual Meeting, January 6, 2020: Celebrating Jewish and Proud The Kol Rinah Brotherhood is a service organization to the shul, the community, and the members of Men’s Club. Its objectives are to support the growth of the Conservative movement, grow individually, and partner with...Read more...

July 2022 Brotherhood Message

On July 10th at 7pm we will finally be celebrating our past 3 years of Men and Youth of the Year! Please join us for a heavy Hors D'oeuvre, Wine and Dessert Bar Gala. Congratulations to Maurice Guller, Jane Kalina, Alan Schwartz, Karen Huss, Max Brown and Merav Portman! Come Celebrate with us. Please RSVP by July 6th.   You can read their bios here https://www.kolrinahstl.org/getinvolved/mensclub?post_id=1329408   Rain threatened...Read more...

Man & Youth of the Year: 2020-2022

Maurice Guller (2020 Man of the Year) Maurice is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu Fratenity. He served 2 years in the United States Army training NATO troops on the maintenance of the internal guidance system for the Nike missile system. He is...Read more...

May 2022 Brotherhood Message

ALL THINGS MUST PASS I am writing on behalf of Bob Olshan due to the passing of his father-in-law Jerry Cohen on April 10. Jerry was a past Man-of-the-Year and I consider him one of my best friends. He was one of the first to welcome me to Kol Rinah. He will be greatly missed.   The Midwest Region FJMC retreat is May 13-15 in Bloomington, Ill. The retreat is open to all Brotherhood members and member “wannabes.” If you are on the...Read more...

March 2022 Brotherhood Message

Kol Rinah Brotherhood – Engaging Men in Jewish Life   Despite Covid, we had a wonderful Hybrid Brotherhood Shabbat on Feb. 19. Look for your Yellow Candle in your Mishloach Manot Bag! Remember please Share the Light, Erev Yom HaShoah, Wednesday evening, April 27, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJoJLa9GOrQ   Now is the time to pay your 2022 Brotherhood membership dues. Please consider donating more than the $36 to help...Read more...

2022 Brotherhood Shabbat Speech

By Max Brown Shabbat Shalom and Boker Tov.  I’d like to thank all the Brotherhood members who participated in today’s Brotherhood Shabbat.  They include Steve Keyser, Harlie Frankel, Gary Kodner, Donn Rubin, Jeremy Buhler, Monroe Ginsberg, Abe Horowitz, Benj Singer, Jaron Asher and Jim Singman.  And thanks, and welcome to Creighton Cohn, past president of B’nai Amoona Men’s Club and current president of the Midwest...Read more...

January 2022 Brotherhood Message

Shalom Chaverim! The 15th day (Tu) of the month of Shevat, will be the holiday of Tu BiShvat. This festival on the full moon is known as the New Year of the Trees. It is a time to celebrate nature and affirm our relationship to the Earth. It's a time to indulge in the fruits of the earth, and reflect on our relationship with the world. The 4 worlds of Tu BiShvat  are:  Earth (Doing), Water (Formation), Air (Creation) and Fire...Read more...

November 2021 Brotherhood Message

Will this pandemic ever end? Let’s start making it happen. We are planning our first in-person Hearing Men’s Voices on Nov 14th at 6:30pm. Following Minyan we will have a free Deli Dinner, a quick Brotherhood Board of Directors meeting (all men invited) and followed by a Hearing Men’s Voices on “Getting out of the Pandemic – where to now?” – Vaccinated folks only. Of course, we’ll have some amazing spirits to sample. We will also...Read more...

September 2021 Brotherhood Message

Shana Tovah to all our Kol Rinah Community. We are all hoping that this year will be a much better year as we see the light at the end of the tunnel from COVID 19, and hope that we can overcome the new variants. I hope that all of you have meaningful High Holidays, whether you come to our new building, watch from home, or watch services from around the world on Zoom.   First instead of Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah, this year we offer...Read more...

July 2021 Brotherhood Message

Shalom all! We are so pleased that Brotherhood has started in person programs. First we had the wonderful Lag B’Omer and recently we had an in person program as part of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs national convention “A Virtual Taste of Convention” in our new Kol Rinah building!!!! We had to go out to the courtyard to eat, but it was wonderful being inside with a dozen men all fully vaccinated. We were able to socialize without...Read more...

May 2021 Brotherhood Message

Chag Sameach, as I’m writing this on Israel’s Independence Day. We hope you all received your Leo Wolf Yellow Candles and were able to join our worldwide remembrance of the Holocaust. We thank all of you who made a donation (or still plan to). I also hope you were able to attend the Kol Rinah Lag B’Omer bonfire – we’re finally starting to be able to see each other in person, getting back to normal one day at a time!   We are...Read more...
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