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All Bais Abe in-person services, classes, and programs are currently canceled or postponed.  please see our virtual Zoom offerings here. Click Here For Pesach Classes Via Zoom. See the "Pesach 5780/2020" Tab above for all Passover Information.

 

"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 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  5 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Apr 5th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Update: Judaism 101 will now meet via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/425047182 Meeting ID: 425 047 182 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) The class will meet weekly on Sunday mornings at Bais Abe from 10-11:30am, beginning January 5, 2020, except on Jewish holidays, the day before Jewish holidays, or on civil holiday weekends. 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, for those who are curious to learn more about Judaism, and for Jews who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Jewish tradition. Students will gain the knowledge of Jewish beliefs, history, culture and practice necessary to be able to participate fully in the life of the Jewish community. Enrollment in and completion of this course do not indicate or guarantee acceptance as a conversion candidate by Rabbi Silberstein or by any other rabbi or Beit Din. For more details, see the course description. If you have additional questions, please email rabbi@baisabe.com

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  5 , 2020
     
     
    Preparing for Pesach via Zoom

    Sunday, Apr 5th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Please join us for three Zoom classes to help us prepare for Pesach in very unusual circumstances: Preparing Our Homes - Sunday, March 29th at 7:00 pm In this class we will be discussing exactly what Jewish law requires us to do to prepare our homes for Pesach (hint: it might be a lot less than you think). We will be looking at source texts from the Torah, Talmud and halakhic literature, as well as practical advice for the contemporary kitchen. Options to Join Zoom Meeting: Via this link - https://zoom.us/j/795920856 Visit the website - https://zoom.us/join, and enter Meeting ID: 795 920 856 Participate by phone - 312 626 6799, and enter Meeting ID: 795 920 856 Preparing Our Seders - Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm Due to the restrictions on travel and visiting other people's homes as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, many people will be experiencing the seder very differently than we usually do. Some of us who are used to being guests, find we have to host, some of us who are used to hosting large groups will be hosting much smaller seders, and some of us will be alone for Pesach and have to figure out how to host a seder for one. In this class we will walk through the seder and offer tips for first time hosts on how to run a seder, tips for long time hosts on how to make the seder more meaningful, and tips for everyone on how to reduce the risks of spreading Coronavirus during the seder. Options to Join Zoom Meeting: Via this link - https://zoom.us/j/674135094 Visit the website - https://zoom.us/join, and enter Meeting ID: 674 135 094 Participate by phone - 312 626 6799, and enter Meeting ID: 674 135 094 Preparing Ourselves - Sunday, April 5th at 7:00 pm In this time of upheaval, uncertainty and anxiety, how can we prepare ourselves for a holiday spent without the usual comforting contact with family, friends and community, and how can this holiday help us prepare to face the challenges of the moment? Options to Join Zoom Meeting: Via this link - https://zoom.us/j/103856240 Visit the website - https://zoom.us/join, and enter Meeting ID: 103 856 240 Participate by phone - 312 626 6799, and enter Meeting ID: 103 856 240

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  • Monday ,
    AprApril  6 , 2020
    Bais Abe (Virtual) Gokul Nights
    Monday, Apr 6th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Update as of 3/20/20: Gokul night is now on Zoom! Order your Gokul food for carryout (curbside pick up available), 314-721-1888, or use Postmates or Uber Eats. Support Gokul and eat dinner virtually with your Bais Abe friends! Time: First Mondays of the Month - April 6 and May 4, 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Options to Join Zoom Meeting: * Via this link - https://zoom.us/j/657130764 * Visit the website - https://zoom.us/join and enter Meeting ID: 657 130 764 * Participate by phone - 312 626 6799, and enter Meeting ID: 657 130 764 ------ Come shmooze with the Bais Abe community while supporting Gokul and listening to Klezmer and Yiddush music with Will Soll and friends! Join us on the first Monday of the month from 6-8 pm. Bring a friend or come by yourself!

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  12 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Apr 12th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Update: Judaism 101 will now meet via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/425047182 Meeting ID: 425 047 182 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) The class will meet weekly on Sunday mornings at Bais Abe from 10-11:30am, beginning January 5, 2020, except on Jewish holidays, the day before Jewish holidays, or on civil holiday weekends. 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, for those who are curious to learn more about Judaism, and for Jews who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Jewish tradition. Students will gain the knowledge of Jewish beliefs, history, culture and practice necessary to be able to participate fully in the life of the Jewish community. Enrollment in and completion of this course do not indicate or guarantee acceptance as a conversion candidate by Rabbi Silberstein or by any other rabbi or Beit Din. For more details, see the course description. If you have additional questions, please email rabbi@baisabe.com

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  19 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Apr 19th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Update: Judaism 101 will now meet via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/425047182 Meeting ID: 425 047 182 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) The class will meet weekly on Sunday mornings at Bais Abe from 10-11:30am, beginning January 5, 2020, except on Jewish holidays, the day before Jewish holidays, or on civil holiday weekends. 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, for those who are curious to learn more about Judaism, and for Jews who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Jewish tradition. Students will gain the knowledge of Jewish beliefs, history, culture and practice necessary to be able to participate fully in the life of the Jewish community. Enrollment in and completion of this course do not indicate or guarantee acceptance as a conversion candidate by Rabbi Silberstein or by any other rabbi or Beit Din. For more details, see the course description. If you have additional questions, please email rabbi@baisabe.com

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  19 , 2020
     
     
    Virtual Text & Textile: Eat-Craft-Learn

    Sunday, Apr 19th 4:00p to 5:30p
    UPDATE: Virtual Text & Textile: Eat, Craft, Learn Time: Sunday, April 19, 4:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Options to Join Zoom Meeting: Via this link - https://zoom.us/j/378562639 Visit the website - https://zoom.us/join and enter Meeting ID: 378 562 639 Participate by phone - 312 626 6799, and enter Meeting ID: 378 562 639 ----------- Come learn with Rabbi Silberstein while knitting, crocheting, or doing the craft of your choice. The topic of the class is "Troubled Hero: Unpacking the Perplexing Story of Shimshon (Samson)." The first 15-20 minutes of class will be spent helping beginners get started on an engaging project (please bring your own yarn and knitting needles for the beginner's project). More experienced crafters can bring their own project to work on if preferred. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  26 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Apr 26th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Update: Judaism 101 will now meet via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/425047182 Meeting ID: 425 047 182 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) The class will meet weekly on Sunday mornings at Bais Abe from 10-11:30am, beginning January 5, 2020, except on Jewish holidays, the day before Jewish holidays, or on civil holiday weekends. 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, for those who are curious to learn more about Judaism, and for Jews who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Jewish tradition. Students will gain the knowledge of Jewish beliefs, history, culture and practice necessary to be able to participate fully in the life of the Jewish community. Enrollment in and completion of this course do not indicate or guarantee acceptance as a conversion candidate by Rabbi Silberstein or by any other rabbi or Beit Din. For more details, see the course description. If you have additional questions, please email rabbi@baisabe.com

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  • Sunday ,
    MayMay  3 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, May 3rd 10:00a to 11:30a
    Update: Judaism 101 will now meet via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/425047182 Meeting ID: 425 047 182 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) The class will meet weekly on Sunday mornings at Bais Abe from 10-11:30am, beginning January 5, 2020, except on Jewish holidays, the day before Jewish holidays, or on civil holiday weekends. 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, for those who are curious to learn more about Judaism, and for Jews who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Jewish tradition. Students will gain the knowledge of Jewish beliefs, history, culture and practice necessary to be able to participate fully in the life of the Jewish community. Enrollment in and completion of this course do not indicate or guarantee acceptance as a conversion candidate by Rabbi Silberstein or by any other rabbi or Beit Din. For more details, see the course description. If you have additional questions, please email rabbi@baisabe.com

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  • Monday ,
    MayMay  4 , 2020
    Bais Abe (Virtual) Gokul Nights
    Monday, May 4th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Update as of 3/20/20: Gokul night is now on Zoom! Order your Gokul food for carryout (curbside pick up available), 314-721-1888, or use Postmates or Uber Eats. Support Gokul and eat dinner virtually with your Bais Abe friends! Time: First Mondays of the Month - April 6 and May 4, 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Options to Join Zoom Meeting: * Via this link - https://zoom.us/j/657130764 * Visit the website - https://zoom.us/join and enter Meeting ID: 657 130 764 * Participate by phone - 312 626 6799, and enter Meeting ID: 657 130 764 ------ Come shmooze with the Bais Abe community while supporting Gokul and listening to Klezmer and Yiddush music with Will Soll and friends! Join us on the first Monday of the month from 6-8 pm. Bring a friend or come by yourself!

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  8 , 2020
     
     
    Scholar in Residence with Judy Klitsner

    Friday, May 8th (All day)
    More info coming soon!

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Thu, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780