The Jewish Book of Why
2nd Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Have you often wondered “why”? Join us for our monthly learning sessions as we follow the Jewish Book of Why in exploring many different aspects of Judaism and Jewish practice. This class will be taught both in the morning and evening on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to accommodate schedules. Rabbis Rosenberg and Shapiro will be teaching the sessions. No prior knowledge is necessary to join the class. We encourage you to purchase the book. RSVP is appreciated but not required.
Women’s Study Group
4th Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. to noon and 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Join Rabbi Rosenberg every month for a women’s only study group. The group will be offered twice each date. Both sessions will be the same, they are repeated to accommodate as many schedules as possible.
Come explore more than 100 women of the Bible with Rabbi Rosenberg.
This group will meet in the Spielberg Chapel in the morning and the UH Library in the evening.
UH Book Club
First Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the Spielberg Chapel
You can join us for just one session if you like a particular book or come to all of the sessions. There is no long-term commitment necessary. So that we know how many people to expect, RSVPs are appreciated to 314-434-3404.
We are also excited to announce the books for the upcoming year:
February 1: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
March 1: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by John Krakow
April 5: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
May 3: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
June 7: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
UH Softball Teams
The St. Louis co-ed inter-congregational league plays from May – August on Sundays. Interested? Send H. Lee Rosenberg an email and he will put you in contact with the coaches of the three UH teams.
What is a Chavurah?
- It can take the “alone feeling” out of being a new congregational member. It can inject “new life” into an established member.
- Chavurot are designed to bring together congregants with similar interests who might otherwise not have had a chance to meet.
- In a small group you really come to know others and become known
- It varies with each group’s desires and could include sharing holiday celebrations and life cycle events, socializing and attending synagogue functions together. A Chavurah can go out to dinner, attend a concert, go on a hike or even spend a weekend out of town. It can be Jewish-focused or could have nothing to do with Judaism, at all.
- Responsibility for activities rests with the Chavurah, as each Chavurah is self-directed.
- The group runs itself. A Chavurah has no chairperson, no secretary, and no administration.
- Successful groups choose a coordinator who ensures that member information is current and that events are being planned and attended, usually monthly or every other month.
- Typically, members take turns planning events.
Is there a cost for being in a Chavurah? As a member, what do I need to do?
- There is no membership cost for being in a Chavurah. You would simply be responsible for paying for the activities of the Chavurah, if a cost is associated. (dinner, concert ticket, tour of a museum, etc.)
- Be committed to the group and have fun! Each member should make attending Chavurah events a priority as the success of the group is only as strong as its members!
Please complete the chavurah application by clicking here.
The staff at UH will help the Chavurah organize its first meeting, where members can meet one another and begin to create a Chavurah calendar.