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"Bais Abe" is a warm, welcoming, inclusive modern Orthodox synagogue led by Rabbi Ben Greenfield located in the University City area of St. Louis, close to Washington University. The community combines observance, passionate prayer and deep Torah study with creativity, openness and activism. Surrounded by stately, quiet neighborhoods and adjacent to the Delmar Loop, one of the most exciting urban oasis in the country, Bais Abe is the perfect balance of urban energy and suburban calm. Individuals and families of all backgrounds and levels of observance are welcome.  For more information on upcoming events click HERE.


All Events
  • Monday
    Mar  25
    Pre-Pesach Wine Tasting
    Monday, Mar 25th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us to an exclusive Pre- Pesach wine tasting and selling sponsored by Barkan- Segal Wine Cellars at the home of Phyllis and Jack Shapiro on Monday, March 25 at 8 pm. Wines poured included: Barkan Classic Chardonnay. Barkan Classic Cabernet Sauvignon, Barkan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Barkan Reserve Merlot, Barkan Assemblage Reichan, Segal Fusion Red, and Segal Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. There will also be a surprising new product not for sale yet so come try it before all the other people in the whole Midwest! Contact Kalanit for more information.


  • Tuesday
    Mar  26
    Torah History of St. Louis - "Who's Asking? St. Louis!": Halakhic Questions that Started Here

    Tuesday, Mar 26th 7:00p to 9:00p
    The Halakhic writings of 20th century masters -- R. Moshe Feinstein, R. Ephraim Greenblatt -- don't just provide a Torah answer, they let us know from who, where, and when the question was asked! So... what were St. Louisans asking? We'll explore a number of seminal Halakhic writings that begin with a question from the St. Louis community.


  • Saturday
    Mar  30
    Melave Malka with Rabbi Avi Weiss - Open Orthodoxy: A Modern Orthodox Rabbi’s Creed.
    Motzei Shabbat, Mar 30th 9:00p to 10:00p
    We are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Weiss back to St. Louis and the Bais Abe Community for his weekend of reflections of 50 years in the rabbinate. Rabbi Avi Weiss founded Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 1999. He is founding Rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, a congregation of 850 families in The Bronx, New York. Rabbi Weiss is the National President of the AMCHA – the Coalition for Jewish Concerns, a grassroots organization that speaks out for Jewish causes throughout the world. He has authored two books: Women at Prayer: A Halakhic Analysis of Women’s Prayer Groups and Principles of Spiritual Activism. Contact the Bais Abe office for the address of the Melave Malka.


  • Tuesday
    Apr  2
    Pre-Pesach Preparation: Halacha Edition

    Tuesday, Apr 2nd 7:00p to 8:00p


  • Friday
    Apr  5
    YPD Shabbat Shalom

    Friday, Apr 5th 7:00p to 10:00p
    More info coming soon!


  • Sunday
    Apr  7
    Class: "But I don't have anything to say at the seder..."

    Sunday, Apr 7th 9:30a to 10:30a


  • Saturday
    Apr  13
    The Passover Workshop: A Hands-On Community Learning Experience

    Shabbat, Apr 13th 12:00p to 1:00p


  • Saturday
    Apr  20
    Second Night Seder with the Rabbi

    Motzei Shabbat, Apr 20th 8:45p to 11:55p


  • Tuesday
    May  14
    BABA/BAB(K)A – Baking at Bais Abe Club
    Tuesday, May 14th 6:30p to 8:30p
    Join us for a new monthly baking club at Bais Abe! Join us on Tuesday, March 12 and May 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm as we bake desserts for Bais Abe programs, kiddushes, and lunch and learns (no meeting in April due to Pesach. Submit your pareve or vegan dessert recipes and ideas to be included in the rotation. RSVP and find out more by contacting Kalanit,


  • Saturday
    Jun  1
    Havdalah for Everyone!

    Shabbat, Jun 1st (All day)
    Rabbi Ben will teach "Chassidic Stories for Everyone" during Seudah Shlishit, featuring Asian-fusion Nosh. We welcome children to join us for study. Musical Havdalah Service with post-Havdalah Juggling, the special tradition of Bais Abe. Last Shabbat of every month.



Fri, March 22 2019 15 Adar II 5779