Adult Programs

Several programs for adults are currently available. Would you like to do something that's not listed below? Let us know!


St. Louis NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community)


Most NORC programs are open to Temple Israel seniors.  Click here for the current calendar of events.


Food for Thought (formerly Rabbis' Roundtable)


Senior, empty-nesters, and anyone with lunch time to spare are invited to join one or both rabbis on the first Thursday of every month for lunch and conversation.  We furnish the lunch, you provide the "food for thought." We will discuss whatever is on your mind, from politics to spirituality to the programming of the Temple.  The cost for lunch is $10, payable at the door. Lunch reservations required to Evie Bernstein, 314-434-3937.


Crafting for Community


Whether you enjoy knitting, crocheting, paper cutting, scrap booking, or any other craft, we invite you to join our crafting group twice a month. We create fun and easy crafts to share with our congregants and the wider community, such as blankets, baby clothes, greeting cards, and booties.  We also take time to bring our own current projects and work on them in a pleasant, relaxing social atmosphere. We meet two Sunday mornings a month during the school year and Tuesday evenings over the summer.  Check our Temple calendar for current dates and times.

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Caring Community


Part of our mission as a caring community is to heed the call when a congregant is in need. In this spirit, our Tikkun Olam Committee is spearheading an effort to provide meals for congregants who are ill.  Members will provide healthy meals that meet any dietary requirements. Visiting members in nursing homes is another effort organized by the committee. If you would like to prepare meals or visit members at nursing homes or if you know of someone in need, please contact Tikkun Olam Co-chair Pamela Dern at

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Supplementary Funding for Senior Programs


Our congregation is the grateful recipient of a gift from Lina Kahn that she directed should be used to serve our senior population. Grants from the Kahn Foundation are given to organizations that primarily serve the elderly in the St. Louis metropolitan area. In addition, grants may be awarded for community and Temple Israel programs.


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