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September 20, 2019 - Rabbi Shafrin

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

This week is full of so many exciting things! 
Tonight, we’ll welcome Shabbat with our some new favorite Shabbat tunes in our Shir Chadash service. Join Karen Kern and me tonight at 6:00 pm in the chapel.  Candle lighting is at 6:43 pm.  (Next week will be Kol HaNefesh: A Contemplative, A Cappella...Read more...

September 13, 2019 - Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family, Much happening this week!  Thanks so much to Rabbi Dr. Pamela Barmash for her teaching last Shabbat morning.  We are soRead more...

September 6, 2019 - Rabbi Shafrin

Dear Kol Rinah Family,
Shabbat Shalom everyone! I hope that your start to the months of both Elul and September this past week has been wonderful.
Services tonight, will be our First Fridays for Families, and we encourage everyone to come and join us! We will have a special snack set up for our youngest members, and will be asking their help to bring some extra ruach (energy) into all of our singing....Read more...

August 30, 2019 - Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family, Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Shabbat morning, we’ll celebrate the bat mitzvah of Grace Kalina.  Mazal tov to Grace, her motRead more...

August 23, 2019 - Rabbi Shafrin

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

Tonight, we will be gathering together at 6:00 pm in the upstairs chapel for our Kol HaNefesh service, a Contemplative, A Cappella Experience with Karen Kern and Rabbi Arnow.  Candle lighting is at 7:26pm. 
Services tomorrow morning will be in the lower auditorium at 9:00 am.  We’ll be calling Josh and Laura...Read more...

August 16, 2019 - Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family, We’re trying something new with our Friday night services.  Rabbi Shafrin, Karen Kern and I have created four “flavors�Read more...

August 9, 2019 - Rabbi Shafrin

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

There is so much happening in the next few weeks that I almost don't know where to begin!

We are currently looking for exciting, qualified individuals to join our amazing staff team. Specifically, we are looking for a new Youth Advisor, as well as a new teacher for our ever-expanding Kol Rinah Education Hub. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Barbara Shamir, our Co-Executive...Read more...

August 2, 2019 - Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family, First, a technical note--we have switched our e-mail system.  If you have recently started to receive e-mails from Kol RinaRead more...

July 26, 2019 - Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family,
Tonight at services at 6pm in the chapel, we’ll welcome a group of folks from NextDor and the Jewish  Federation’s Young Professionals Division, who will be joining us for kabbalat Shabbat and then having dinner at Kol Rinah afterwards.  Candle lighting is at 8pm.  
Tomorrow morning, services will be at 9am in the lower auditorium.  I’ll be leading Torah Talk at...Read more...

July 19, 2019 - Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

A note about last week first. I tried sending out my weekly e-mail last Friday with our new system, and by accident, it sent me a copy of the email for every one of you, but didn't send it to you. So, my apologies!

Wow, it's hot! But it's cool in shul. Services tonight will be in the chapel at 6pm. Candle lighting is at 8:05pm. Tomorrow morning we'll be in the lower auditorium beginning at 9am. Rabbi...Read more...

July 12, 2019 - Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

Please note: the St. Louis Eruv is currently down. It is expected to be repaired before Shabbat. Please call 314-863-1811 after 4pm to check on the status of the Eruv.

I don’t write often about the eruv. The basic idea of an eruv, as a reminder, is that on Shabbat Jews are not permitted to carry things from one domain (one person’s property) to another, or from a public to a private domain or a...Read more...

July 5, 2019 – Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

We had a spectacular, fun and meaningful Pride Shabbat last week. Thank you to all who came, and a special thank you Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael, for his words of Torah, and to Dean Rosen and Phillip Deitch, for sharing with us some of the history of the struggle for LGBTQ inclusion in the St. Louis Jewish community.

Tonight is our second Shabbat in the Park, at Villa Park in Olivette. Come to hang out...Read more...

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