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- Some St. Louis History: Bais Abraham Congregation Celebrates 120 years -by Rabbi Hyim Shafner
- Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:10:40 +0000 - The Orthodox Jewish community of St. Louis dates back to the early 19th century. Though it began small, in the 1880’s and 1890’s waves of Orthodox Jews from Russia and Poland emigrated to the United States and to St. Louis. By the 1940’s there were close to 25 Orthodox synagogues in St. Louis. These […]
- Crowd-Sourced Bibliography on Tefilin, Partnership Minyanim, and the Future of Orthodoxy
- Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:09:19 +0000 - Will Rogers once quipped, “I don’t belong to an organized political party; I’m a Democrat.” To which I would respond, “I don’t belong to an organized Jewish denomination; I’m Orthodox.” Dozens of scholarly articles, essays, and blog-posts, have been published in the past month exploring the question of women and mitzvat tefillin and the phenomenon […]
- Olympic Judaism
- Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:14:26 +0000 - by Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold I know we’ve moved on to Pikudei, but I hope you enjoy my Drasha from this past Shabbat. A bit of Olympic history for you: When the modern olympic games were founded in 1894, only amateurs were allowed to compete. It was forbidden to play for any monetary gain. In […]
04/13: Rabbi Shafner comments on the experience of LGBT Orthodox Jews in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Bais Abraham fundraiser welcomes Rabbi Marc Angel
Bais Abraham welcomes noted historian for talk on archaeological discoveries
Bais Abraham, Torah MiTzion offer family learning series
God, with Training Wheels: Rabbi Hyim Shafner has been blowing his shofar for weeks now.
Bais Abraham's Purim Seudah A Success
Bais Abe focuses on feminism and Orthodox Judaism
First woman president of a St. Louis modern orthodox synagogue
Orthodoxy and Diversity: How Open Should Our Communities Be?
A Passover message from Rabbi Shafner
Bais Abe offers Hebrew language immersion Sunday School
Aliyah Schneider, a former St. Louisan and participant in
the 'WUJS: Land, Language, and Society' program in Israel,
was recently interviewed by the St. Louis Jewish Federation.
When asked what she misses about St. Louis, she had this to say:
"Bais Abe. A shul like Bais Abe doesn't exist in
Jerusalem. It's diverse; it's out-of-the-box. It's me."
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Bais Abraham hosts Midwest JOFA Conference
Bais Abraham alumna in Israel remembers her unique Shul