Congregation Shaare Emeth offers expecting parents meaning and connection   


There is a new class for expecting parents.

The phrase “B’sha’ah Tovah” is the traditional response to learning that someone is expecting a child – it literally translates to “at a good hour,” but is understood to mean “may everything go well and happen at the right time.”  

B’sha’ah Tovah: A Class for Expecting Parents is the name of a new effort to provide St. Louis parents-to-be with opportunities to connect with one another as they explore both the traditional and contemporary ways that Judaism can add meaning to every stage of their journeys to parenthood.

This class will meet on Jan. 9, Feb. 27, and March 20 at Congregation Shaare Emeth.

Each session will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The class is open to the community. Whether participants are single or partnered, whether they anticipate the arrival of their child through pregnancy, adoption, surrogacy or another path, whether or not they are both Jewish, whether or not this is their first child, they are welcome at B’sha’ah Tovah.

To register for B’sha’ah Tovah, contact Stacy Jespersen at [email protected].

B’sha’ah Tovah is the first offering of Shaare Emeth’s new Simcha Series, which will provide participants with opportunities to connect and find meaning around life’s many milestones and celebrations.

For more information about B’sha’ah Tovah or the Simcha Series, contact Rabbi Rachel Bearman at [email protected] or visit them online.