Synagogues, day school plan 11th Annual Shabbat St. Louis

Participants gathered at Temple Israel for the 2013 Shabbat St. Louis service. This year’s Shabbat St. Louis takes place April 20 at Congregation Shaare Emeth. File photo: Kristi Foster

Six area congregations and one Jewish day school are partnering to celebrate Shabbat and Passover at the 11th Annual Shabbat St. Louis on Saturday, April 20, at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur. This year’s theme is B’chol Dor V’dor: In Every Generation. 

Torah study led by area rabbis and cantors begins at 9:30 a.m.  The music-filled service follows at 10:30 a.m. and will be led by adults and youth representing congregations Shaare Emeth, Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community, Temple Emanuel, Temple Israel (of Godfrey, Ill.), Congregation Temple Israel (of St. Louis), and United Hebrew Congregation, as well as the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. The event will conclude with a Passover Kiddush.

Shabbat St. Louis has become known for its spirited music, led this year by Samantha Thal, a community choir directed by Cantor Patrice Kaplan, and the band HaShemesh.

Guests are asked to bring donations of non-perishable food for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

Shabbat St. Louis is supported by Berger Memorial Chapel, Beth Shalom Cemetery, New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Rindskopf-Roth Funeral Chapel and the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music.

For more information, email [email protected] or connect on Facebook @shabbatstl.