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"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 ,
    AugAugust  9 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Aug 9th 10:00a to 11:30a
    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 ,
    AugAugust  9 , 2020
    Goodbye Party for Miriam Schiff
    Sunday, Aug 9th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Our dear friend Miriam Schiff is returning to Israel after a year in St. Louis. Join us for a virtual going away party and wish her Nesiya Tova!

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  • Sunday ,
    AugAugust  16 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Aug 16th 10:00a to 11:30a
    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 ,
    AugAugust  23 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Aug 23rd 10:00a to 11:30a
    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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  • Tuesday ,
    AugAugust  25 , 2020
     
     
    "Where do I start? Looking inward to act outward" - A 4 Part Series with Hannah Friedman

    Tuesday, Aug 25th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Where do I start? Looking inward to act outward Upset by the racial injustices in our country? Watching the news and constantly thinking "what can I do?" Please join us for a 4 part series focused on exploring our own cultural and racial identity. We will dig into the impact of race in our community and world. This class will focus on looking internally because the more we can understand ourselves the more we are equipped to help others. This class will be held at 7pm on Tuesday evening for four consecutive weeks: August 25, September 1, 8 and 15. The class will be limited to 15 participants. We ask that participants do their best to be present for all four sessions. Hannah Friedman is a St. Louis native attending Epstein Hebrew Academy and Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Hannah grew up going to Bais Abe since before she could walk, was an active vocalist in the Junior Congregation and was Bat mitsvaed there. In 2011, Hannah made the brave journey to begin her public school teaching career in Austin Texas. Today Hannah is a reading specialist at Barbara Jordan Elementary where she has worked for 6 years. In 2014, she co-founded the organization Educators in Solidarity. The organization is comprised of educators across Central Texas who are working to build their collective capacity as anti-racist educators through activism, advocacy, and outreach.

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  • Thursday ,
    AugAugust  27 , 2020
     
     
    Love (and Awe) in the time of COVID-19: A 4 Part Series with Rabbi Silberstein

    Thursday, Aug 27th 7:00p to 8:00p
    In this four-part series we will prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by exploring how love (Ahava) and awe (Yira) manifest in our relationship with G-d. We will do this through close reads of the high holiday liturgy and related rabbinic texts, group discussions, and spiritual writing exercises. Each class in this series stands on its own, so you do not need to commit to the entire series to participate. Please have paper and pen at hand to participate in the writing exercises.

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  • Sunday ,
    AugAugust  30 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom - Judaism 101 with Rabbi Silberstein

    Sunday, Aug 30th 10:00a to 11:30a
    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 ,
    AugAugust  30 , 2020
     
     
    Rabbi and Rafi will Blow Your Mind!: A Shofar Workshop

    Sunday, Aug 30th 7:00p to 8:15p
    All are invited to a workshop that will blow your mind! Join Rabbi Silberstein at 7:00 for learning, "Mystical Messages of the Shofar," and then at 7:30 participate in an interactive shofar blowing workshop with Rafi Nemes. We hope you will join us for an evening of studying and fun!

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  • Tuesday ,
    SepSeptember  1 , 2020
     
     
    "Where do I start? Looking inward to act outward" - A 4 Part Series with Hannah Friedman

    Tuesday, Sep 1st 7:00p to 8:30p
    Where do I start? Looking inward to act outward Upset by the racial injustices in our country? Watching the news and constantly thinking "what can I do?" Please join us for a 4 part series focused on exploring our own cultural and racial identity. We will dig into the impact of race in our community and world. This class will focus on looking internally because the more we can understand ourselves the more we are equipped to help others. This class will be held at 7pm on Tuesday evening for four consecutive weeks: August 25, September 1, 8 and 15. The class will be limited to 15 participants. We ask that participants do their best to be present for all four sessions. Hannah Friedman is a St. Louis native attending Epstein Hebrew Academy and Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Hannah grew up going to Bais Abe since before she could walk, was an active vocalist in the Junior Congregation and was Bat mitsvaed there. In 2011, Hannah made the brave journey to begin her public school teaching career in Austin Texas. Today Hannah is a reading specialist at Barbara Jordan Elementary where she has worked for 6 years. In 2014, she co-founded the organization Educators in Solidarity. The organization is comprised of educators across Central Texas who are working to build their collective capacity as anti-racist educators through activism, advocacy, and outreach.

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  • Thursday ,
    SepSeptember  3 , 2020
     
     
    Love (and Awe) in the time of COVID-19: A 4 Part Series with Rabbi Silberstein

    Thursday, Sep 3rd 7:00p to 8:00p
    In this four-part series we will prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by exploring how love (Ahava) and awe (Yira) manifest in our relationship with G-d. We will do this through close reads of the high holiday liturgy and related rabbinic texts, group discussions, and spiritual writing exercises. Each class in this series stands on its own, so you do not need to commit to the entire series to participate. Please have paper and pen at hand to participate in the writing exercises.

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