Neve Shalom

Rabbi James Stone Goodman serves Congregation Neve Shalom and is a member and past president of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association. 

Address: 6 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146 | Phone: 314-222-9864 | Email: [email protected] | Website:

Rabbi James Stone Goodman

Neve Shalom (Oasis of Peace), a member of the Network of Jewish Renewal Communities, was founded in 1989 as an imaginative expression of the traditional forms of Judaism.

Committed to celebrating Judaism and accompanying each other through life’s passages, the goal is to create a nurturing community of acceptance and support, celebrating diversity, affirming the individual and welcoming a variety of Jewish identities.

Shabbat services emphasize music as part of the liturgy. Shabbat morning school offers religious studies and Hebrew for both adults and children. High Holy Days services and Passover seders are open to the entire community. Neve Shalom also serves the synagogue at Covenant Place.

Shalvah, an outreach effort to Jewish alcoholics/drug addicts, is also a function of Neve Shalom. Neve Shalom hosts Jacob’s Pillow, a coffeehouse for the Jewish performing arts. Neve Shalom also is the site for the Tiferet Gallery, featuring original art in a multi-media gallery setting. Neve Shalom also sponsors the Jewish Prison Outreach. Neve Shalom founded Jewish Attention to Mental Illness St. Louis, now meeting at Central Reform Congregation as No Shanda, positive expressions of mental health and mental illness.