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This page is full of opportunities both to give and get help in our Kol Rinah Community. If you are looking to start a new interest group, are a committee looking for volunteers or have a special project that isn't an "Event", fill out our Want Ad form here.

Purpose: Machar Cohort is a group of members interested in enhancing their knowledge and problem-solving skills to lead the congregation in the coming years.
Description:  See Application
Expectations: Attendance at all four workshops.
Benefit to you: Fabulous opportunity to learn from Nanette Fridman and spend time with other members interested in the future of our congregation
Contact/Coordinator: Stacey Hudson,

Purpose: Create a group for backgammon players to get together on a weekly basis
Description: Bring your board. Play some games. Maybe even small stakes with all winnings to Kol Rinah tzedekah. A tournament sometime down the road? Who's in?
Time commitment: One to two hours or until the group has had enough.
Expectations: Come to play. Come to learn. Have some fun. Hang out with new friends or familiar faces. All ages welcome. A game for young and old of all ages.
Contact/Coordinator: No day and time has yet been set up. If you are interested, contact Tony Granillo,

Tech Helpers for Zoom Presentations
Needed: Tech Helpers for Zoom Presentations
Purpose: handle the Tech side so the Presenter can focus on presentation
Description: Ability or willing to learn how to- help presenter share screen as needed, monitor and facilitate attendee entrances to meeting, mute and unmute attendees as needed, record meeting to the KR Zoom cloud account, monitor the message board
Time Commitment: the duration of the meeting and possibly a rehearsal.
Support: Training available. Meir sends the Zoom link and can give account access.
Benefit to you: opportunity to learn Zoom and help presentations run more smooth and professional.
Contact/Coordinator: Micki Kingsley,, 314.727.1747

Wish someone a sweet and happy New Year with an 8oz. gift jar of kosher clover honey.
$13 per jar. Use our code SZS or type in Kol Rinah when ordering to support our Sisterhood. Order online until  July 7th and get free shipping in the U.S. (afterwards shipping is $5.50). Orders before August 6th are guaranteed to arrive in time for the holidays.  Click here to order!
Contact/Coordinator: Micki Kingsley, 314.727.1747, 

Description: Weekly free kosher meals available for all children 1-18 who are home and not receiving meals in school or from another site. No income eligibility requirements or location restrictions. Each package contains seven breakfasts & lunches for each child. All menus meet USDA child nutritional requirements and are packaged together in a large box.
Location: Pick up at Torah Prep Day School, Wednesdays 5-5:40pm.
For weekly registration: email

You can help the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry during the Coronavirus Pandemic by donating money or donating food. Below are some suggestions for food items the pantry needs for the month of August:
1. Canned Tuna Fish and Canned Chicken
2. Kosher Non-Perishable Foods
3. Healthy Cereals (please avoid sugary cereals)
4. Macaroni & Cheese
5. Chili, Beef Stew and Pastas with Meat
6. Pasta and Rice Mixes
7. Any Type of Canned Fruit
8. Personal care items such as: Laundry Soap, Dish Washing Soap and Hand Soap

Currently, the need is great so please help in any way you can. Thank you.
Contact/Coordinator: Louise Levine, 314.368. 5902.
The New Jewish Thinker
Purpose: share The New Jewish Thinker.   
Board of Trustees: A Five Person Board is overseeing the site. 
Description: The New Jewish Thinker ( is a site created by Kol Rinah member, Daphne Drohobyczer.
It provides an place for writers of all stripes to publish their work. Genres include Jewish Studies, Poems & Short Stories, opinion pieces, travel logs and much more.  Currently approx. 90 pieces published. Most, but not all,  contributors are Kol Rinah members.   
Expectations: Submission of a proofread final copy that has a Jewish theme.
Benefit to you: Here's a chance to have your writing published for wider audience to read!
Articles are to be submitted to Richard Gavatin,

Young Families Picnic Blanket Fundraiser
Buy your own reversible water resistant picnic blanket. They come with a cute little bag and carrying strap.  Since we have many outdoor events this summer, they will get a lot of use!
Proceeds go toward programming for Kol Rinah Young Families.
Cost is $36.00.  Order form below.
This 70" x 50" blanket is made with 260 gram brushed fleece on one side and water resistant coated gray nylon on the reverse side. It comes with a 13" x 17" x 2" gray nylon carrying bag with a zipper and black strap for easy carrying.

Our next task for the Memorial plaques is to sort by family groups. We could use your help!
Description: sign up singly or with a teammate to sort from a list into labeled boxes.
Time Commitment: 2 hour shifts
Contact/Coordinator: Until further notice, Stacey Hudson 314.727.1747 or Gary Kodner
We will soon be working on Stage 2 of our project, grouping by family names.
If you have any questions please contact Stacey Hudson at 314.727.1747 or Gary Kodner

Note: due to the ECC construction, access to the lower level is by the stairs from the Community Hall and parking is on Linden.


Buy Chumash, Siddur or Machzor
Buy a Siddur, Machzor or Chumash through Kol Rinah and proceeds will help our Ritual Committee maintain our ritual objects. If you need help with the cost, contact Rabbi Arnow.
Borrowing is also available.
Purchase of Siddurim and Humashim supports the Ritual committee 

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