Congregation Kol Rinah approved as incorporated Missouri organization

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has certified that Congregation Kol Rinah has completed its incorporation process and is now a new legal organization in the state.

The certification document states, “…Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation and Shaare Zedek Synagogue are hereby merged and the merged entity shall be named ‘Kol Rinah,’”  and the congregation will be governed by Chapter 352 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, which deals with religious and charitable associations.

“This decree represents the culmination of much hard work and dedication by numerous members and leaders,” said past president and communication committee chair Gary Kodner. “It allows us to go forward in a number of areas including the establishment of financial accounts and procedures.”  

Kol Rinah president Sue Cort said the congregation’s work is not yet finished. “We now share a common task of building a more vibrant and sustainable community and we are counting on the participation, input, creativity and capital of all members to ensure that Kol Rinah thrives from generation to generation.”

Kol Rinah, led by Rabbi Mark Fasman, is a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and is currently located at 829 N. Hanley Road in University City.  For more information, contact synagogue administrator Paula Hamvas at [email protected] or 314-727-1747.