Community

Welcome to St. Louis, Missouri!

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Jewish Federation of St. Louis

The Saint Louis Jewish Federation was established in 1901. It maintains a website that lists all local resources and provides general information about any Jewish agency in St. Louis. The Federation is the largest Jewish philanthropic organization in St. Louis, whose $10.6 million Annual Campaign supports a network of 48 local, national and international human and social service organizations.

Other Jewish Resources

vaad hoeir of st. louis

The Vaad Hoeir has supplied the essential foundations for Jewish life in St. Louis for over 80 years. A staff of rabbinic coordinators supervises manufactured kosher products, all local kosher butchers, bakeries, and food establishments, and oversees the preparation of all local kosher catered events. The Vaad Hoeir is dedicated to maintaining local Shechita (kosher slaughter) providing fresh glatt kosher meat for the St. Louis community. The Vaad Hoeir certifies kosher products with its “OV” label. The Vaad inspects, supervises and certifies the ingredients and products of many nationally recognized companies. The Vaad Hoeir is a member of the Association of Kashrus Organizations.

st. louis community eruv

The Eruv committee is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the St. Louis Eruv which encompasses 10 synagogues.

Torah mitzion kollel

TMK promotes the ideals of Torat Eretz Yisroel (religious Zionism), Am Israel, Talmud Torah, and Shmiras Hamitzvos.

St. Louis Kollel

The Kollel offers classes in Jewish thought and classic texts. The faculty of twelve rabbis provides educational opportunities for all Jews in St. Louis. The bookstore also carries a wide assortment of Jewish books as well as tefillin, mezuzos, and other religious articles.

barbara mendelson tomchei shabbos fund

Under the auspices of the Vaad Hoeir, the Tomchei Shabbos Fund which empowers Shabbos-observant families by providing them food to prepare their own Shabbos celebration. The organization serves more than 40 families (or 150 people) weekly.

washington university in st louis

Washington University provides instruction including an M.A. degree in Jewish Studies in the areas of Jewish history and Hebrew literature.

halachic organ donor organization

This organization is a non-profit that saves lives by encouraging organ donation from Jews. It educates Jews about the halachic and medical issues surrounding organ donation. Rabbi Shulman is a Rabbinic Board Member; please contact him with any questions.

St. Louis Orthodox Shuls

Agudas Israel of St. Louis

8208 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
T: 314-863-8978
E: office@agudastl.com
Rabbi Menachem Greenblatt

bais abraham congregation of St. Louis

6910 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
T: 314-727-3030
E: rabbi@baisabe.com
www.baisabe.com
Rabbi Hyim Shafner

congregation bais menachem/chabad

8124 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
T: 314-725-0400
E: chabadmo@aol.com
www.showmechabad.com
Rabbi Yosef Landa

nusach hari b’nai zion congregation

650 N. Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
T: 314-991-2100
E: sandieabrams@hotmail.com
Rabbi Ze’ev Smason

Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha Congregation

14550 Ladue Road
St. Louis, MO 63017
T: 314-469-7060
E: aw12149@aol.com
Rabbi Aaron Winter

u. city shul

700 North and South
St. Louis, MO 63130
T: 314-863-7485
www.ucityshul.org
Rabbi Tendler

young israel of St. louis

8101 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
T: 314-727-1880
E: info@youngisrael-stl.org
www.youngisrael-stl.org
Rabbi Moshe Shulman

Orthodox Day Schools

>Bais Yaakov of St. Louis: 9th – 12th grade girls
>Block Yeshiva High School: 9th – 12th grade separate girls’ and boys’ campuses
>Epstein Hebrew Academy: 2 years – 8th grade
>Missouri Torah Institute: 9th – 12th grade boys
>Torah Prep: 2 years – 8th grade
>Yeshivat Kadimah: 9th – 12th grade

The Saint Louis Area

>Anheuser-Busch Brewery: the largest (100-acre) brewery in the world.
>Butterfly House: 8,000 sq.ft. in Faust Park
>City Museum: an eclectic mixture of children’s playground and architectural museum. Created by a local artist, this is a unique St. Louis treasure
>Forest Park: opened 1876 and now has 1,371 acres (500 acres larger than NYC’s Central Park) and includes:

>Gateway Arch: this 634 feet tall inverted stainless steel catenary arch is the largest in the U.S. (more than twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty)
>International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
>The Magic House: the St. Louis children’s musuem, named the number one family attraction for child appeal by Zagat–beating Walt Disney World!
>Missouri Botanical Garden: in the top three botanical gardens in the world, in a 79-acre urban setting
>Museum of the Dog: 14,000 sq. ft. in 570-acre Queeny Park
>Museum of Transportation: one of the world’s largest collections of transportation vehicles located on 150 acres
>Saint Louis Symphony: one of the finest in the nation
>Scott Joplin House: 1902 home of the King of Ragtime
>The World Chess Hall of Fame

Universities

>Fontbonne University
>Harris-Stowe University
>Maryville University of Saint Louis
>Saint Louis University
>University Of Missouri-St Louis
>Washington University In St Louis
>Webster University

Professional Sports

>Aces Tennis
>Blues Hockey
>Cardinals Baseball
>Gateway International Raceway
>River Otters Ice Hockey
>Rams Football
>River City Rascals Minor League Baseball
>St. Louis Steamers Soccer
>Swarm Basketball

Day Trips from St. Louis

>Historic St. Charles: founded in 1769 not far from Daniel Boone’s homestead
>Confluence of Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
>Meramec Caverns: largest single cave formation in the world with 26 miles of underground passages.
>Hannibal: Mark Twain’s hometown; founded on the banks of the Mississippi River in 1819
>Lincoln Presidential Library: a 200,000 sq.ft. complex in downtown Springfield, Illinois.
>Katy Bike Trail: America’s longest “rails-to-trails” project (225 mile bike path that follows Lewis & Clark’s path up the Missouri River)