Do you hear that?

Elul is here! The time to reflect, take stock, and sing in community is rapidly approaching. Ashreinu is beyond thrilled to announce the location and schedule of our uplifting, revelatory Shofar Sessions: High Holiday Services. 

Saturday, September 16 @ 8 pm

Havdalah & Selichot at Next Dor (5062 Waterman Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108)

Thursday, September 21 @ 9 am

Rosh Hashanah at South City Church (2109 S Spring Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110)

Friday, September 29 @ 6:15 pm (Doors Open 5:45 pm) 

Kol Nidre at South City Church (2109 S Spring Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110)

Saturday, September 30 @ 9 am

Yom Kippur at South City Church (2109 S Spring Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110) 

Participation

Ashreinu values your participation in Shofar Sessions in a way that makes you feel most engaged and joyful. We are still looking for Torah readers and are happy to support you if you need a little help with learning High Holy Day trope for the reading. Know how to Gabbai? We would love you on our Shofar Sessions team. If leading chanting or in Hebrew isn't your way of participating we need help with logistics and supporting those on the bima. We have a multitude of participation opportunities in English whether as part of the service or as a supplement to the service. This is the community's experience to take ownership of. If you want to participate, even if you aren't sure how yet, please contact Rabbi Tracy Nathan (trnathan@gmail.com). 

Parking  

South City Church has a parking lot available in addition to ample street parking. We ask that our community use discretion when parking in the lot for the sake of ensuring accessibility to all. 

Childcare

Children are welcomed and encouraged to join us for Shofar Sessions. We deeply value the wisdom of multiple generations. We will offer childcare and play space for children throughout Shofar Sessions. Please let us know your childcare needs in advance (email Mia Salamone - mnsalamone@gmail.com). 

Food

We will have healthy snacks available throughout Shofar Sessions. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks if you like. Please refrain from bringing snacks with peanuts. While Yom Kippur is a fast day, there are many for whom fasting is not a safe thing to do because of physical or mental health, age, or other reasons. We will be providing drinks and snacks for Yom Kippur.

Security

For the safety of the entire community, please leave backpacks and big bags at home if you are able. We appreciate your cooperation with bag and ID checks.  

Questions?

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Tasha Kaminsky (tashakaminsky@gmail.com).