United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Shabbat

United Hebrew Congregation has long been a leader in nurturing the traditions of Reform Judaism as a meaningful expression of Jewish life. At the heart of our Congregation are services that uplift, reaffirm, and connect us to Judaism and each other. Our services are filled with a variety of music and prayers, including contemporary and traditional melodies, to satisfy the spiritual needs of our congregants. We believe that this diversity creates a beautiful worship experience in an environment inspiring full and spirited congregational participation. Come for Shabbat. Celebrate a holiday. Try out our different styles and offerings – you’re sure to find one that speaks to you.

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Shabbat Evening

On Shabbat eve, we welcome in Shabbat with a nosh followed by our Kabbalat Shabbat service.

On the first Friday of the month, we have birthday blessings for our children.

On the third Friday of the month, we have adult birthday and anniversary blessings and following the service our “Baker’s Delight” Oneg.

Our (Friday) Shabbat Evening service schedule is as follows:

  • During the School Year: September through May
    5:45 p.m. Shabbat Nosh
    6:30 p.m. Shabbat Service
  • Summer Hours: June through August
    5:15 p.m. Shabbat Nosh
    6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service

Kabbalat Shabbat

Our Shabbat evening service is held each Friday in the Temple’s main sanctuary and features the rituals, melodies, and warmth of our congregation.
The service often includes a sermon or presentation by one of our rabbis or a special guest. At the conclusion of prayer.
Prior to the service, enjoy our weekly Shabbat Nosh prepare by our incredibly talented and dedicated volunteers. It is a wonderful setting for celebrating the joy of Shabbat with your friends and family.

Family Shabbat

On the first Friday night of the month (unless noted otherwise) during the school year, we have our family Shabbat which often includes the participation of our Artist-in-Residence, Rick Recht and his Shabbat Alive! service. This service if full of music and the voices of Shir Atid, the UH Youth Choir, guitar students and members of our multi-generational vocal ensemble.

Upcoming dates:
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive!
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Alive!
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Camp Rainbow/Camp Style Shabbat
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Alive!
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Alive!
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Alive!

“Kid”dush Club

The short service (30 minutes) is just right for our little one’s age zero to six. Held during the school year either on Friday evening in the Spielberg Chapel or Saturday morning in the Jablon Youth lounge.

Upcoming dates:
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
November 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Special Shabbat Services in 5777 (2016-17)

Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Blue Jean Shabbat & Sukkah Decorating
Friday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. Disney Inspired Shabbat
Friday, December 30 at 6:30 p.m. Chanukah Shabbat
Friday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat
Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Israel Shabbat
Friday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Shabbat

Shabbat Morning

Torah Study

Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Each Shabbat morning, we gather informally for breakfast and to study the week’s Torah portion. Torah Study is led by our clergy. No prior experience with Torah is necessary; just come as you are, with an open mind!

Shabbat Morning Service

Our 10:30 a.m. Shabbat morning service often includes a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration and other life-cycle celebrations. The service is led by one or both of our Rabbis and our Cantor and includes the reading of Torah and Haftarah. If there are two b’nai mitzvah then services are generally at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please call the Temple office, 314-469-0700 or view our Shabbat Calendar to confirm the time of the service.

Kaddish is offered at ALL of our Shabbat services, except for “Kid”dush Club for anyone who would like to commemorate a loved one.