Get Involved and Give Back at CRC
We have a number of exciting ways to get involved and meaningful ways to give back to your community. See below for a listing of current opportunities.
TONIGHT: Tu B'Shevat Mocktail Party!
Tu B’Shevat Mocktail Party
Sunday, January 16th, 2022
5:00 pm on Zoom
Back by popular demand, Jonathan Levy, an artist and mixologist, virtually leads us through shaking up some Tu B’Shevat-themed mocktails on Zoom!
If you have questions, contact Angela at angela@centralreform.org.
Click below to watch Karen Flotte's teaching on Tu B'Shevat and Shmita!
Karen Flotte gave this amazing teaching at our Tu B'Shevat Kabbalat Shabbat and Seder last Friday. The full text of her teaching can also be found below.
Keeping Religious Communities Safe
Keeping Religious
Communities Safe
Thursday, January 20th
7-8:30pm on Zoom
Hate crimes continue to rise in the United States, and the St. Louis area is not immune. Increasingly, religious communities in our region are being targeted. Come hear how to mobilize against hate crimes to protect our friends and neighbors.

This program will include stories from area religious leaders, including Rabbi Susan Talve, about how to respond to and report threats of hate-based violence and share how to lawfully respond to protect houses of worship.
JCRC Winter Outreach Drive
As temperatures drop, the unhoused in St. Louis are faced with bitterly cold winter weather. To keep our neighbors warm, the Jewish Community Relations Council is organizing our 4th annual Winter Outreach.

In partnership with St. Louis Jewish organizations and State Representative Kimberly Ann Collins, we will be collecting donations of new and gently used blankets, pillows, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, and clothes as well as new underwear, socks, towels, washcloths and toiletries. 

We'll also be collecting during Wednesday Religious School and Shabbat services through February! Call the front office to make an appointment for drop-off.

If another time or location is more convenient for you to drop your donations, please find a list of additional drop-off sites on the button below.
Gun Violence Chavurah Collects Items for the BRIC
CRC members already have been generous in donating needed supplies to help the clients of the St. Louis based Bullet Related Injury Clinic (The BRIC). We are continuing this drive as every donation helps the BRIC provide support to those it serves and frees up funds for other uses.

We are collecting a number of supportive devices, mobility aids, over-the-counter supplements, pre-fabricated splints, and miscellaneous medical supplies.

Click the link below to see a full list of needed items, drop-off sites, and contact information.
Mitzvah Corps Drivers Needed
We are in need of drivers for people who would like to attend Shabbat Services. If you attend regularly or are willing to provide transport to and from services, please contact Susan Spiegel at crcmitzvahcorps@gmail.com.
Trinity Food Ministry Needs
Trinity Food Ministry has some Urgent Needs:
  • Chili with beans and pop tops
  • Beanie style knit hats that can be pulled down over the ears
  • Gloves that are water resistant, well insulated (not knit) in men's large and extra-large

Call the front office to make an appointment for drop-off.
Mirowitz Drive-Thru MLK Day
Drive-Thru MLK Day (Monday, Jan. 17): Mirowitz and PJ Library are offering our community’s youngest social activists the opportunity to answer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s challenge that we “do something for others.” During the 30-minute drive-thru, you and your child will remain in your car and participate in activities that feed the hungry, care for the earth and pursue justice. Masks are required.
Investing in Peace
The Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Federation of St. Louis Israel Center present: Invest in Peace. This series highlights organizations within Israel that promote peacebuilding, cooperation and shared society.

On Wednesday, January 19 at 12:00 PM CST, hear from Shada Mansour and Rebecca Sullum, Hand in Hand's Arab and Jewish Community Directors and parents at the schools, who will discuss their personal journeys in building partnership as well as how Hand in Hand schools and communities are building shared society in Israel.