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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
    Jan  21
    Purim Planning Meeting

    Monday, Jan 21st 7:30p to 8:30p


  • Saturday
    Jan  26
    Shabbat Children's Groups - January 2019

    Shabbat, Jan 26th (All day)


  • Sunday
    Jan  27
    Red Ticket Ice Cream Party!

    Sunday, Jan 27th 4:00p to 5:00p
    The awesome kids at Bais Abe who participate in Anim Zmirot on Shabbat are invited to an ice cream, tent-making, and music-filled party on Sunday, January 27th from 4-5 pm. Contact Kalanit,, for more information!


  • Sunday
    Feb  3
    Minyan Brunch
    Sunday, Feb 3rd 9:00a to 11:00a
    We invite the entire Bais Abe Community to a Sunday Brunch to honor the men and women who participate in our Morning Minyan for their important participation in making minyan happen.


  • Saturday
    Feb  9
    Lunch & Learn with Dr. Richard Freund

    Shabbat, Feb 9th 11:30a to 1:30p
    More info coming soon! The Lunch & Learn is sponsored by Dr. Alberto & Berta Goldgaber in honor of Berta's 80th birthday.


  • Sunday
    Feb  10
    Movie "The Good Nazi"
    Sunday, Feb 10th 1:00p to 3:00p
    “The Good Nazi” tells the story of Major Karl Plagge, a Nazi officer who during Holocaust turned his back on his dark ideology and risked his life to save hundreds of Jews. The film also tells the story of the people he tried to rescue and failed, and the people who survived because of him. It’s a story of heroism and moral choices in the most immoral of times. Speaker and archaeologist, Dr. Richard Freund, will hold a Question & Answer session following the movie.


  • Saturday
    Feb  23
    Havdalah for Everyone!

    Shabbat, Feb 23rd (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.



Sun, January 20 2019 14 Shevat 5779