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, services uplift, reaffirm, and connect us to Judaism and to each other, inviting full and spirited participation and fostering a deep sense of belonging for all. We seek to create a spiritually satisfying worship experience within an inspiring environment. Services include a diverse range of prayers and music, including contemporary and traditional melodies.

We welcome you and your family! Come for Shabbat. Celebrate a holiday. Try out our different styles and offerings – you’re sure to find one that speaks to you.

Watch our live services.

Shabbat Evening

Our Shabbat evening service, held each Friday in the Millstone Sanctuary, features familiar rituals and melodies and expresses the warmth and kindness of our congregation. Service often includes a sermon or presentation by one of our rabbis or a special guest.

Before the service, enjoy our weekly Shabbat Nosh prepared by dedicated volunteers. It creates a wonderful setting for celebrating with friends and family.

The first Friday of the month: adult and child birthday blessings

The third Friday of the month: anniversary blessings

Friday Shabbat Evening service schedule is as follows:

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

Shabbat Alive!  with UH Artist-in-Residence Rick Recht

Next date: March 4, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in person and via livestream

Tot Shabbat

The short service (30 minutes) is just right for our little ones ages zero to six. Held during the school year in the Spielberg Chapel.

Upcoming dates:
Friday, August 19, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Friday, September 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Friday, October 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Friday, November 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Friday, December 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Friday, January 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, March 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, April 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, May 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Special Shabbat Services in 5782 (2022)

Friday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.  Shabbat with Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy
Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Celebration Shabbat with Alden Solovy and Artists-in-Residence Dan Nichols and Alan Goodis
Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Shabbat
Friday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. Shabbat honoring Rabbi Adam Bellows

Shabbat Morning

Torah Study

Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Each Shabbat morning, we gather 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 both in person and via 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.

Next Week Now

At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evenings join us via Livestream  or watch on the UH Facebook page as the clergy introduce the coming week’s parashah, including music and ending with Havdalah.

Additional Shabbat offerings

Several times during the year classes are held as a series 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.