High Holiday Details

Additional High Holiday Info

Childcare for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Mornings

Saturday, September 16 & Monday, September 25

Shaare Emeth is pleased to once again be able to offer child care on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur mornings. Drop-off begins at 9:30 a.m. in the preschool hallway. Pick up in the same place immediately following morning services, usually around 12 p.m.

  • $5 per child per holiday.
  • Advance registration is required. Space is very limited so register early!
  • Registration opens for Shaare Emeth members on August 1 and for the public on August 15.
  • Registration will close when we reach the staff-to-child ratio for each age group.


Limited space remains – please contact Emily Cohen to inquire.

High Holiday Food Drive and Tzedakah

The Prophet Isaiah teaches, “This is the fast I desire…it is to share your bread with the hungry.” Congregation Shaare Emeth will collect nutritious canned or non-perishable foods during the High Holidays. Supplies will be split between the St. Louis Area Food Bank and the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

Monetary donations are also welcome in cash or checks payable to “Shaare Emeth Food Drive,” A portion of the monetary donations will be allocated to the organization Mazon, A Jewish Response to Hunger.

You can also make a donation online using your credit card.

Donations can be brought with you to services during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, or Monday–Friday, September 15–26.

The current most-needed items are: beef stew, chili, and protein-rich foods; macaroni & cheese; kosher non-perishable foods; healthy cereals; canned vegetables (beans, peas, corn); peanut butter & jelly; health snacks; personal items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, etc). View the St. Louis Area Food Bank’s Best Foods to Donate factsheet.

Live Streaming

If you are unable to join us on-site, live streaming is available for all worship services, unless otherwise noted. 

All services will be available on this webpage:

We Welcome All

We here at Congregation Shaare Emeth are so pleased to invite you to join with us to usher in the year 5784. It is our tradition to extend the warmest possible “Welcome!” as we open our doors to all who wish to join us during the High Holidays and throughout the year. All members of the Congregation and all guests and visitors are welcome to join us for our services; no tickets are necessary. We look forward to wishing you “Shanah Tovah!” (Happy New Year!) in person or via live stream. We hope and pray that this will be a year of sweetness, joy, and peace for all.

Parking Information

Due to expected attendance, we encourage everyone to carpool. Off-site parking with shuttle services will be provided.

Overflow Parking Locations:

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 15 • Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Elks Lodge #9 • 12481 Ladue Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 16 • Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Scott Property Parking Lot at Medical Buildings
456 and 522 N. New Ballas Road • St. Louis, MO 63141

Erev Yom Kippur
Sunday, September 24 • Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Scott Property Parking Lot at Medical Buildings
456 and 522 N. New Ballas Road • St. Louis, MO 63141

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25 • Beginning at 8 a.m.
Elks Lodge #9 • 12481 Ladue Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Prayerbook Pick-Up

We will again be using the Mishkan Hanefesh Machzor (prayerbook) two-volume set for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. If you are not planning to attend services in person, you may borrow a set of prayerbooks from Shaare Emeth. You will be asked for your credit card number and if the books are not returned by Wednesday, October 11, you will be charged $50.


Prayerbook Pick-Up Dates & Times:

No reservations are required, simply come during any of the following times to pick up your prayerbooks. You may also drop off your donations for the High Holiday Food Drive during these timesIf you would like to purchase copies of the books, please contact the office 314-569-0010.

Pick-up will be available in the North Lobby.

  • Friday, September 8 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday, September 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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.