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Welcome to the Bais Abraham Website!

During this time of social distancing, we have a wide array of programs and classes to serve and strengthen our community.

IF YOU ARE NEW TO ST. LOUIS, “Bais Abe” may be the synagogue you are looking for! 

To contact our rabbi, or for more information about him, please click here

Services and programs are held either outside under tents or inside the shul building. Under the guidance of our Infectious Disease specialists, we made upgrades to our ventilation and filtration systems to make sure our physical space is safe to use. See a schedule of services here.  Per Bais Abraham policy, all individuals attending in-person services and activities must be fully vaccinated, including a booster for those who are eligible. All people should wear high filtration masks (N95, KN95, or KN94 standards) or double mask with a cloth mask over a surgical mask. See here for an infographic on masking from the medical advisory committee and here for a letter from Rabbi Silberstein.

Click here for a list of classes offered in-person and on Zoom.

Click here for the current edition of The Shmooze, our lively weekly e-newsletter.

Certain Bais Abe programs and services may be livestreamed here.

 

"Bais Abe" is a warm, welcoming, inclusive modern Orthodox synagogue led by Rabbi Garth Silberstein 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 oases 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  26 , 2022
     
     
    In-Depth Study of the Book of Ruth for Women with Maharat Rori Picker Neiss

    Wednesday, Jan 26th 9:00a to 10:00a
    THIS CLASS IS NOW BEING HELD VIA ZOOM. PLEASE CONTACT MAHARAT RORI OR THE SHUL OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Women are invited to study Torah with Maharat Rori Picker Neiss at the home of Leslie Litwack. Contact Maharat Rori or the Bais Abe office for more information.

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  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  27 , 2022
     
     
    Zoom - Parshat HaShavua with Rabbi Garth Silberstein

    Thursday, Jan 27th 12:00p to 1:00p

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  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  27 , 2022
     
     
    Judaism 101

    Thursday, Jan 27th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Judaism 101 Thursday evenings, 7-8:30pm (beginning January 13), in person at Bais Abe with an option to join by zoom This class is for anyone who wants to make up for the Jewish education they didn't get growing up. It is appropriate for those interested in conversion to Judaism, as well as for Jews who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Jewish tradition. This is not a drop-in class. Students are expected to attend regularly, and to spend 2-3 hours outside of class each week on reading and homework. To be added to the class mailing list, and receive more information, including a Zoom link for this class, please register by visiting https://forms.gle/9p1ktLf9Hut5Vq2XA

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  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  30 , 2022
     
     
    Book of Samuel Class with Stewart Shilcrat

    Sunday, Jan 30th 9:30a to 10:30a
    Join via Zoom! Time: Sundays, 9:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register here for log-in information: https://www.baisabe.com/form/ClassWithStewart/. All are invited to this class on the Book of Samuel. Led by Stewart Shilcrat, the learning is in memory of Micah Abraham Lemerman Shilcrat, z'l. Our journey through the Tanach continues with our study of the books of Samuel, which focuses on the establishment of a monarchy in ancient Israel, first with Saul and then with David, one of the most complex people in the Jewish tradition. Shepherd, monarch, singer, poet, military hero, sinner, self-admitted unskilled parent, join us at 9:30 on Sundays as we learn about the next phase of our history. No previous participation required.

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  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  30 , 2022
     
     
    Bavli and Bagels

    Sunday, Jan 30th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Bavli and Bagels Each Sunday 10:30am-12pm (beginning January 23), in person at Bais Abe Feed your body and your soul each Sunday morning, as we study Talmud over coffee and bagels. This class is suitable for students of all levels and backgrounds. Hebrew reading skills are helpful but not necessary. *PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO OMICRON, THIS CLASS WILL MEET ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  2 , 2022
     
     
    In-Depth Study of the Book of Ruth for Women with Maharat Rori Picker Neiss

    Wednesday, Feb 2nd 9:00a to 10:00a
    THIS CLASS IS NOW BEING HELD VIA ZOOM. PLEASE CONTACT MAHARAT RORI OR THE SHUL OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Women are invited to study Torah with Maharat Rori Picker Neiss at the home of Leslie Litwack. Contact Maharat Rori or the Bais Abe office for more information.

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    FebFebruary  3 , 2022
     
     
    Zoom - Parshat HaShavua with Rabbi Garth Silberstein

    Thursday, Feb 3rd 12:00p to 1:00p

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    FebFebruary  3 , 2022
     
     
    Judaism 101

    Thursday, Feb 3rd 7:00p to 8:30p
    Judaism 101 Thursday evenings, 7-8:30pm (beginning January 13), in person at Bais Abe with an option to join by zoom This class is for anyone who wants to make up for the Jewish education they didn't get growing up. It is appropriate for those interested in conversion to Judaism, as well as for Jews who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Jewish tradition. This is not a drop-in class. Students are expected to attend regularly, and to spend 2-3 hours outside of class each week on reading and homework. To be added to the class mailing list, and receive more information, including a Zoom link for this class, please register by visiting https://forms.gle/9p1ktLf9Hut5Vq2XA

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  5 , 2022
     
     
    Lunch and Learn with Dr. Randi Mozenter

    Shabbat, Feb 5th (All day)
    More information coming soon. The lunch and learn is sponsored by Stewart Shilcrat & Paula Lemerman to commemorate the yahrzeit of Micah Abraham Lemerman Shilcrat z"l.

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  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  6 , 2022
     
     
    Book of Samuel Class with Stewart Shilcrat

    Sunday, Feb 6th 9:30a to 10:30a
    Join via Zoom! Time: Sundays, 9:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register here for log-in information: https://www.baisabe.com/form/ClassWithStewart/. All are invited to this class on the Book of Samuel. Led by Stewart Shilcrat, the learning is in memory of Micah Abraham Lemerman Shilcrat, z'l. Our journey through the Tanach continues with our study of the books of Samuel, which focuses on the establishment of a monarchy in ancient Israel, first with Saul and then with David, one of the most complex people in the Jewish tradition. Shepherd, monarch, singer, poet, military hero, sinner, self-admitted unskilled parent, join us at 9:30 on Sundays as we learn about the next phase of our history. No previous participation required.

    MORE INFO

 

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