Simcha Series

Congregation Shaare Emeth’s Simcha Series

Introducing our new Simcha Series! Each class is an opportunity to GROW, CELEBRATE, and CONNECT with others experiencing similar milestones!

Beshert 101: For the Engaged and Soon-to-Be-Engaged

Dates TBD

Mazel Tov on finding your Beshert (your meant-to-be)!
If you are engaged or anticipate being engaged soon, then you’re invited to Beshert 101- a special workshop that will introduce you the many Jewish customs that can add meaning to your wedding and your marriage! Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other Jewish and interfaith couples who are in a similar chapter in their lives.

Beshert 101 will provide a safe and joyful space for engaged (and almost-engaged) people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, and religious backgrounds. It is open to the entire St. Louis community; you do not need to be a Shaare Emeth member to attend.

B’Sha’Ah Tovah*: A Class for Expecting Parents

Dates TBD

We know that each path to parenthood is unique and personal. Whether you are single or partnered; whether you anticipate the arrival of your child through pregnancy, adoption, surrogacy, or another path; whether or not you and your partner are both Jewish; whether you are already a parent or this will be your first child, you are invited to join us for B’sha’ah Tovah: A Class for Expecting Parents.  

B’sha’ah Tovah will provide you with opportunities to connect with other expecting parents and to explore both traditional and contemporary ways that Judaism can add meaning to every stage of your journey to parenthood – from anticipating, to welcoming, to celebrating.  

B’sha’ah Tovah is open to Shaare Emeth members and to the broader community. Please feel free to share information about this class with friends and family members who are expecting parents. 

Questions? Email Rabbi Rachel Bearman.  

*Did you know: The traditional, Jewish response to learning that someone is expecting a child is “B’sha’ah Tovah” which literally means “at a good hour” but is understood to mean “may everything go well and happen at the right time.”* 

Winter Weather: January 14, 2024

Religious School Canceled

Due to the predicted weather forecast for Sunday, January 14, all Sunday Religious School programming has been canceled. We appreciate your understanding and support. The temple offices and our religious school will reopen on Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.