United Hebrew welcomes musician Alan Goodis for weekend of concerts, events

Alan Goodis performs at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp George. URJ Photo 

United Hebrew Congregation will welcome Jewish recording artist Alan Goodis for a variety of events Dec. 6-8. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Goodis travels the country to serve as an artist-in-residence and performer at temples, Hillels, youth conventions, and Jewish summer camps. His 2009 self-titled debut CD elevates Jewish music with its powerful vocals and bold melodies. For more information or to sample his music, visit www.alangoodis.com.

A “Family Shabbat Service” featuring Goodis is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Millstone Sanctuary, followed by the UHTYG (high school youth group) fundraising dinner to benefit Camp Rainbow at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend the Shabbat service. The Camp Rainbow Dinner cost $12 for advanced RSVPs for ages 13 and older, $7 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. Without a RSVP, an extra $3 per person will be added at the door. Reservations can be made at www.unitedhebrew.org or by contacting H. Lee Rosenberg at [email protected] 

Camp Rainbow offers free camp options for children with cancer and blood related disorders. Funding is dependent, in part; on the youth groups of the Missouri Valley region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Goodis will join in a “Kid”-dush Club Shabbat Service for families with children 5 years and younger at 9 a.m. in the Jablon Youth Lounge. No RSVP is necessary to attend the service. Goodis will lead a “Lunch ‘n’ Learn” session for older teens and adults at noon exploring current topics in our world in a Jewish light. The event is free, but RSVP requested to Tara Mann at [email protected]


On Sunday, Dec. 8, Alan Goodis and his band will lead a free concert in the Millstone Sanctuary beginning at 11:30 a.m. The concert will include members of UH’s vocal ensembles.

All services and events are open to the community and will be held at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road. For more information, call 314-469-0700 or visit www.unitedhebrew.org.  Events are funded by United Hebrew’s Helen C. Millstone Music Fund.