Kol Rinah

Rabbi Noah Arnow (left) and Rabbi Scott Shafrin (right)

Address: 829 North Hanley Road University City, Mo. 63130

Phone: 314-727-1747

Website: kolrinahstl.org

Rabbi Noah Arnow

Rabbi Scott Shafrin, Religious School Director/Assistant Rabbi

Jonathan Belsky and Marvin Lerner, Baal Koreh

Elyse Picker and Liz Collins, Early Child Center Co-Directors

Toby Lowenstein, Youth Director

Barbara Shamir and Mitch Shenker, Co-Executive Directors 

Nancy Green, Executive Assistant

Meir Zimand, Operations/Accounting

Kol Rinah: A Conservative, Egalitarian and Inclusive Synagogue.  

Vision: A dynamic and forward-looking congregation where all generations come together to experience Judaism in innovative ways.

Mission: Create a welcoming community that embraces Torah, meaningful worship, lifelong learning, music, Israel, and tikkun olam, guided by the tenets of Conservative Judaism. 

Inclusion: Kol Rinah welcomes everyone. This means you. We embrace a diversity of all Jews. including: Jews by choice, Jews of all hues, singles, couples, families, interfaith households, LGBTQ Jews, Jews of all abilities and disabilities, the Jew-curious, and more

Kol Rinah is proud to offer:

• A convenient location in mid-county St. Louis, close to Washington University.

• Completely egalitarian services

• Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat musical services with instrumental accompaniment

• Shabbat youth programming options every Saturday morning

• Opportunities for independent small group Chavurot Shabbat services.

• Daily morning and evening minyanim

• Fun and friendly family programs with the Young Families group

• Highly respected Early Childhood Center (KRECC), offering traditional preschool plus childcare for extended hours. KRECC accepts children from all religious and ethnic backgrounds with a focus on Jewish education, (6 weeks through pre-k.) Our small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios allow for each child to receive individualized instruction and attention. KRECC is proud of its reputation as a warm, nurturing, family style school, providing an environment that encourages physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. A child’s developmental and self-esteem needs are met in a loving, caring and relaxed atmosphere.

• Kol Rinah Education Hub (KoREH) — a Sunday morning religious school for pre-K through 7th grade and one afternoon a week for grades 3 through 7th grade.

KoREH students experience what it means to be Jewish in the modern world. Parents and students learn in an engaging and meaningful way, in a social environment, developing a strong, positive sense of Jewish identity. Our mission as a school community is to create an experiential learning environment where learners of all ages and abilities can take ownership of Jewish texts, Hebrew language, their community, their spiritual life and their own Jewish identity. 

• Youth Groups: We have a growing, dynamic USY chapter for high school students, as well as a Kadima program for 6th-8th graders. 

• Active Sisterhood and Men’s Club

• Adult education, lifelong learning opportunities, including prominent scholar-in-residence speakers

• Environmental and social action initiatives

• “We All Belong” Interfaith family initiative

Service Schedule: Daily Services: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sundays 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday Morning Shabbat Services: 9 a.m. Saturday Shabbat Mincha Service, Seudah Shlishit (third meal) and learning, Havdalah Service (check KolRinahStl.org for times).

Randi Mozenter is Synagogue President and Sherri Sadon is Board Chair.