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TI Members take a solidarity trip to israel

02/23/2024 10:12:40 AM

Feb23

Temple Israel members Lynn Wallis, Adam Wallis, and Billy Rubenstein visited Israel from February 2 through February 11 on a private solidarity trip. Accompanied by Rabbi Nir Barkin of Congregation Yozma in Modi’in, Israel, they delivered packages to...Read more...

Have you met rachel leonard?

02/05/2024 10:06:28 AM

Feb5

 

When we were stuck at home in 2020, it dawned on me that my kids were missing a religious education, so we joined TI, which seemed like such a good place for my interfaith family. I was so right. This place has become such an important part of our...Read more...

Don't miss A Very Muppet Purim Shpiel

01/29/2024 09:51:28 AM

Jan29

 

By Jonah Alper
2024 Purim Shpiel Writer & Co-Director

I've spent a lot of time around Purim Shpiels: I grew up with them, I've been in them, I've written them, and in fact, I remember when kids weren't even in...Read more...

"what is your reason to consider a legacy?"

12/19/2023 04:09:16 PM

Dec19

 

In the early 1970s, Temple Israel had only four executive officers – the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Many Sunday mornings were spent, along with the membership chairman, in the Temple office discussing the...Read more...

Our Roots and Zachor — Our Memory

12/15/2023 01:34:54 PM

Dec15

 

By Executive Director Rachel Wallis Andreasson

When I became the Executive Director six years ago, one of the first books I read was History of Congregation Temple Israel written by Samuel Rosenkranz which encompasses our history from 1886...Read more...

Louise Losos'S address to the congregation

12/01/2023 12:29:25 PM

Dec1

 

By Immediate-Past President, Louise Losos

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A Message from norc manager and Ti member, sarah levinson

11/01/2023 10:38:18 AM

Nov1

 

Hi, TI community,

I’m Sarah Z. Levinson, and I’m the manager of the St. Louis NORC at Jewish Family Services (JFS).

I moved to St. Louis for graduate school in 2009 and met my husband, Ben, at a...Read more...

First-person account in israel

10/09/2023 09:54:37 AM

Oct9


A Blog Series by Josh Scharff

Josh Scharff is a TI community member and Development Coordinator and Student Rabbi at The Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel.
 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2023

Six Days and Everything Has Changed
What the past days of fighting have broken, both physically and conceptually.

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The situation in Israel: A message from the rabbis

10/07/2023 03:35:38 PM

Oct7

 

Dear Temple Israel community,

As you may have seen on the news today, Israel has been facing deadly attacks from Hamas and the safety and wellbeing of its citizens still stands in jeopardy. We are absolutely heartbroken by the...Read more...

The Shanker Family: Here for Generations

09/26/2023 02:21:16 PM

Sep26

We joined Temple Israel through a series of meaningful encounters and connections with Rabbi Amy. It all began in Curacao, which now feels like a distant memory. During our time there, Rabbi Amy officiated the wedding of my brother and sister-in-law, Morgan and Matt...Read more...

healthy habits for the new year

09/05/2023 09:51:06 AM

Sep5

As we get ready to approach the New Year, one can’t help but think about a reset. In addition to improving our relationship with others, this is also a time to think about self-improvement, especially as it relates to self-care.

If you’ve been running...Read more...

BACk to school & High holy days for families

08/28/2023 09:44:10 AM

Aug28

Lesley

I can always tell when it's an extra special year here at our Education Center, and this one is already proving to be just that. Deutsch Early Childhood Center welcomed our community for the first day of the new school year, and students were so excited! We started off the week by...Read more...

an unexpected legacy

06/20/2023 01:17:38 PM

Jun20

I don’t remember when I first met Robert Burg. His was a familiar face from High Holy Days services, where he usually sat close to the front, and occasionally our paths crossed at a local restaurant that we both enjoyed, but we rarely did more than greet each other. Until that is, I...Read more...

Friday Night Lights

06/05/2023 02:04:05 PM

Jun5

 

"More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews."
-Achad Ha’am

I have always appreciated a quote that makes me stop and think. This one was the theme of a recent “Shabbat Across America” we participated in...Read more...

New Leadership Program takes teens on a Jewish journey  

05/22/2023 02:59:00 AM

May22

There’s a well-worn joke that every Rabbi knows. A bunch of Rabbis are sitting around, talking about how they each have mice in their synagogues. “I called an exterminator but it didn’t do a thing,” said one. “I bought a big wheel of cheese and tried to lure them out, but it just...Read more...

STLRCA PASSOVER APPEAL

03/30/2023 02:09:48 PM

Mar30

On behalf of the entire STLRCA, best wishes for a Sweet Passover and thank you for your continued generosity.Read more...

PASSOVER TRADITIONS FROM TWO TI MEMBER FAMILIES

03/29/2023 02:07:12 PM

Mar29

Rachel Delston and family Last year, our son Charlie added Ukrainian colors -- a lemon (bitter) and blueberries (sweet) -- to our Seder plate to represent the bitterness we ...Read more...

PASSOVER: WHEN DOES IS BEGIN AND END, WHAT CAN I EAT & WHO MAKES THE RULES?

03/27/2023 02:05:52 PM

Mar27

Passover is just around the corner, which means for many of us, we find ourselves preparing to ask the 4 Questions: when does it begin, when does it end, what can I eat, and who makes the rules?Read more...

MEET MAYA, TI'S YOUTH ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR!

03/15/2023 02:03:45 PM

Mar15

"Hi, I’m Maya Poger, and I lead Temple Israel's Youth Group events and programs..."Read more...

SEEKING TEACHERS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER OF TI'S RELIGIOUS & HEBREW SCHOOL

01/03/2023 02:02:01 PM

Jan3

"Looking forward to an awesome second semester at TIRS!" By Sidni WeglarzRead more...

THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

12/20/2022 01:58:33 PM

Dec20

"Late Sunday night, Rabbi Michael and I returned from a trip to Israel with 20 congregants from our TI community, somehow simultaneously exhausted and invigorated, glad to be home with our family but already missing a truly unforgettable experience." -Rabbi Amy FederRead more...

ANNUAL PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO THE CONGREGATION - 2022

12/19/2022 01:52:01 PM

Dec19

2022 in Review: From the 136th Annual Meeting & Annual Report By Louise LososRead more...

DECC EDUCATORS AMONG THOSE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE PARADIGM PROJECT POP-UP CONFERENCE IN AUGUST

12/14/2022 01:48:48 PM

Dec14

In my work as the DECC director, I spend a lot of time both observing the children in our program and the play they’re doing. It’s really inspirational watching our DECC teachers engage our children and figure out how they learn best...Read more...

UPCOMING ISRAELI HOLIDAYS AND "JAMMING" WITH GUY DOBRIN

10/31/2022 01:46:31 PM

Oct31

"I participated in an event called "Jam O' Cracy” (jam & democracy), a fun activity for teens to go see bands play songs related to these subjects...On the 8th of November, I hope to recreate this experience here in St. Louis..." -Guy Dobrin, ShinshinRead more...

WATCHING YOM KIPPUR SERVICES FROM MY DAD'S GRAVESITE

10/26/2022 01:43:55 PM

Oct26

"Though I've been going to memorial services with my mom for as long as I can remember...there was nothing like being next to the loved one for whom you're remembering. We were the only two people in the entire cemetery that day; it was an experience that I’m sure my mom and I will never forget." -Jeffrey SternRead more...

A MESSAGE FROM TI'S RABBIS: TODAY'S TRAGEDY AT A ST. LOUIS CITY HIGH SCHOOL

10/24/2022 01:42:45 PM

Oct24

To our dearest Temple Israel and Education Center community, Our hearts are broken at the news of today’s school shooting at the St. Louis City Central Visual and ...Read more...

YOM KIPPUR IS OUR DAY TO RECONCILE

09/28/2022 01:40:44 PM

Sep28

"The point [of sharing my story] is not praising or shaming the IDF, it is not political at all. But, to help ensure that we keep our end of the promise..." -Guy DobrinRead more...

OWEN LEVINE CHOOSES TEMPLE ISRAEL AS THE BENEFICIARY OF HIS EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

09/13/2022 01:39:21 PM

Sep13

Owen Levine, son of Greg & Aly Levine, has grown up at Temple Israel and has a deep connection to the Religious School, through which he most recently became a Confirmand ...Read more...

A 4-PART SERIES ABOUT LIFE IN ISRAEL

08/26/2022 01:38:18 PM

Aug26

Week #4 by Josh ScharffRead more...
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