Tuesday, September 15, 2009

High Holidays: A guide how not to get left out in the cold

For many of us, the High Holidays represent that special time of year where we'll brave our fears of being Jewy and take our chances by entering the hallowed walls of synagogues.

But if you are like a lot of the people we've been speaking to, you may have no idea of where to go for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, even if you really want to attend services.

Fear not fellow co-religionist, The St. Lou Jew has your back.

A lot of people wait until the last minute and then flip out when they realize that they don't even know where the synagogues are, if they can go without a ticket, or what kind of service they can expect from which congregation. I usually fall pretty well into that group and end up at Hillel

A lot of the synagogues have something called reciprocity, which means that if you have paid (or your parents paid) for your membership back home, they will let you come to their services.

So, after a bit of research, here it is, the definitive guide (lifted straight from Jewishinstlouis.org) to High Holidays in St. Louis:

B’nai Amoona
Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel
Shaare Zedek Synagogue

Jewish Renewal
Neve Shalom

Agudas Israel of St. Louis
Bais Abraham
Nusach Hari B’nai Zion
Young Israel

B’nai El Congregation
Central Reform Congregation
Congregation B'nai Torah
Congregation Kol Am
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Temple Emanuel
Congregation Temple Israel
United Hebrew Congregation

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community

Traditional Congregation


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