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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Our Shabbat evening service is held each Friday in the Millstone 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.
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
Shabbat Alive! with UH Artist-in-Residence Rick Recht
Next date: April 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. via livestream
The short service (30 minutes) is just right for our little ones ages zero to six. Held during the school year either on Friday evening in the Spielberg Chapel or Saturday morning in the Jablon Youth Lounge.
*Currently being held only on the Saul Spielberg Early Childhood Center Facebook Page
Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 9:00 am
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 9 am
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm
This short service is for Kindergarten through 5th graders. Held during the school year either on Friday evening in the Spielberg Chapel or Saturday morning in the Jablon Youth Lounge.
*Currently being held only on the UH Schools Facebook Page
Friday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Special Shabbat Services in 5781 (2021)
Friday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. MLK Shabbat
Friday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Israel Shabbat
Friday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Shabbat
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!
*Currently being held on Zoom
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 synagogue 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 Tot Shabbat for anyone who would like to commemorate a loved one.
Shabbat Lunch ‘N’ Learn
Several times during the year Lunch ‘N’ Learns are held as a series of classes or as a single session to discuss a current event or relevant topic. Bring your own lunch and UH provides drinks and dessert. Visit our Adult Education page for current offerings.