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


Shavuot is the festival which celebrates when God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is Hebrew for “weeks,” and this holiday symbolizes the seven weeks during which the Israelites traveled through the desert after their Exodus from Egypt. This holiday marks the fourth and final time during the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor prayers.

June 9, 2019, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

The Torah was given in the wilderness, as Mt. Sinai was the pinnacle moment of our people – the moment when the covenant, our relationship with God, was solidified. This year, we take Shavuot outside – as the sages remind us, “we hear God’s voice most clearly in the wilderness.”

Join us as we celebrate Shavuot in the outdoors, weather permitting! We will gather at 9:30 a.m., at Queeny Park, in the parking lot just off of Mason Road. Then, we will hike the Owl Creek Trail, a two mile gravel and dirt path. Along the way we’ll celebrate with blessings, a little Torah, snacks and with great company!

We ask that you RSVP to Angie Klenke at 314-434-3404 by Thursday, June 6 so we know to look for you that morning, but if you haven’t rsvp’d and wake up on the 9th and want to join us – please do so!

June 9, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for ice cream as we celebrate God’s gift of the Torah on Mount Sinai. This year’s event will be held at United Hebrew Congregation. We’ll have a variety of ice cream available from the Cool Times Ice Cream Truck.

For more on the history and traditions of Sukkot, click here.