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.
All services may be livestreamed, except for Tot Shabbat.
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.
(For full schedule, visit the calendar)
May 26, 2023 – September 1, 2023: 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service
September 8, 2023 – May 17, 2024: 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Service
The first Friday of the month: adult and child birthday blessings and Dessert Oneg following the service
The third Friday of the month: anniversary blessings and Shabbat Nosh preceding the service
Shabbat Alive! with UH Artist-in-Residence Rick Recht
Friday, November 3, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2024 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 in the Spielberg Chapel.
Friday, August 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, October 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, November 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, December 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Friday, January 19, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Friday, May 17, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Upcoming Special Shabbat Services
Friday, August 18, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Volunteer Recognition Shabbat with Noam Katz
Friday, December 8, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Chanukah Shabbat with Nefesh Mountain
Friday, January 12, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. MLK Shabbat
Friday, March 29, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Disney Shabbat
Friday, May 10, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Israel Shabbat
Friday, May 17, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Shabbat
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.
Together with our and music specialist Greta Rosenstock, we’ll celebrate Shabbat “camp style.” Our hope is that students will help participate in our service.
Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 10:30 am
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10:30 am
Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 10:30 am
Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10:30 am
Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10:30 am
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 10:30 am
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.