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.
Rabbis Round Table
On the first Thursday of every month, meet with our Rabbis for a delicious lunch and a discussion on the topics of the day. We discuss whatever is on your mind, from politics to spirituality to the programming of the Temple. Not for seniors only! Call Sydney Masin at 314-432-8050 to make your reservation for lunch.
Crafting for Community
Knitters, scrapbookers, crocheters and all those who love to make crafts (or want to learn how)! Join us every month with people of all ages to share current projects you may be working on, learn new skills, and socialize. We create crafts to share with our congregants and the wider community, such as blankets, baby clothes, and booties. We also take time to bring our own current projects and work on them in a pleasant, relaxing social atmosphere. See our upcoming meeting dates and times.
Each month, join us on a Sunday morning to bake challah together. A new lead baker teaches the challah baking each week, and experienced bakers and novices are all welcome. Our delicious challot are then given to those in hospitals, in mourning, or those celebrating joyous events such as the birth of a new baby. A fresh challah from Temple Israel makes everyone feel like part of a sacred 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.