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
Shir Joy Shabbat
On the first Friday night of the month (unless noted otherwise) during the school year, we have our family Shabbat which occasionally includes the participation of our Artist-in-Residence, Rick Recht and his Shabbat Alive! service. This service is full of music and the voices of the UH Youth Choir, guitar students and members of our multi-generational vocal ensemble.
Upcoming Shabbat Alive! dates:
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:00 am
Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9 am
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9 am
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.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:30 am
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:30 am
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:30 am
Special Shabbat Services in 5779 (2018-19)
Friday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. MLK Shabbat
Friday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. Shabbat with Mikey Pauker and Billy Jonas
Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Israel Shabbat
Friday, May 15 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!
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.