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Pregnancy and the New Year -by Maharat Rori Picker Neiss
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:16:09 +0000 - (Rori Picker Neiss is the Maharat at Bais Abraham Congregation in St. Louis, MO) I remember when I first found out that I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, Daria.   It was just over four years ago. I had suspected that I might be pregnant, and yet, nothing could have prepared me for that […]
Another Perspective on Pregnant and Nursing Women Fasting
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:54:05 +0000 - Guest post by Miriam Gedwiser [I'd like to thank Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold for giving me this forum to respond to her post, and more generally to parallel conversations going on in various fora.] Last year around this time my daughter announced to her preschool class that I was not fasting on Yom Kippur because […]
Pregnant and Nursing Women Fasting on Yom Kippur – Reflections
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:08:47 +0000 - by Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold It’s that time of year again. Jewish pregnant women around the world are talking to their doctors and to their rabbis (or perhaps their Maharats) about whether or not they should fast on Yom Kippur. They are asking friends who have done it what it was like. And maybe they are […]

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

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