Chabad Offers 30-Minute Rosh Hashana Services at 5 Area Locations

ST. LOUIS, MO - Rabbi Yosef Landa, regional director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis, knows that to engage members of the tribe often that means venturing a bit beyond the usual and customary practices while staying focused on the essentials.  

To accommodate those who would otherwise not participate in formal Rosh Hashana synagogue services, the St. Louis Chabad centers are offering accessible, open to all, thirty-minute Rosh Hashanah services, focusing on the primary observances of the holiday, in
five locations in the St. Louis area. The locations include University City/Clayton, Chesterfield, Central West End, Washington University and St. Charles County.

A complete list of times and locations is available below.

There’s no cost to attend and reservations are not required. People are encouraged to “just come”.

The sounding of the Shofar is the central observance of Rosh Hashana. Typically, it is part of the Rosh Hashana synagogue services. However, if for any reason one did not attend services, the Shofar sounding can be fulfilled throughout the day of Rosh
Hashana. The Mitzvah of Shofar also contains many deep and inspiring messages for personal reflection and introspection. 

Tashlich is an ancient practice rich in symbolic and mystical meaning, which is customarily performed on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. A brief prayer is recited near a body of water, preferably containing live fish; in which we express our prayerful hope that G‑d cast our indiscretions into the depths of the sea, and that we be granted a good and sweet new year filled with G‑d's abundant and manifest blessings.

“Our goal is for Judaism to be made accessible to all Jews, Landa explained. During the High Holidays, accessibility can mean different things to different people. For some it means shorter, more user-friendly services, for others it means a nonjudgmental atmosphere, while for others accessibility means affordability, and no expectation of membership or affiliation. Our goal is to lower the barriers of entry and to encourage every Jewish person to actively participate in the observances of Rosh Hashana”.

Rosh Hashanah begins this year at sundown on Sunday, September 29 and concludes at nightfall on Tuesday, October 1. 

For more information about these programs contact any of the St. Louis Chabad centers, or Chabad of Greater St. Louis at 314-725-0400 or visit www.ShowMeChabad.com

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Chabad’s Shofar & Tashlich All Over the Place!
Five Locations in the Greater St. Louis area:

Community Tashlich & Shofar Service
Offered by Chabad of Greater St. Louis
Adjacent to the Morris & Ann Lazaroff Chabad Center)
Monday, September 30, 3:00-3:30 pm.
8124 Delmar Blvd., University City

Family Tashlich + Shofar Blowing Service
Offered by Chabad of Chesterfield
Monday, September 30, 6:30 – 7:00 pm.
Hilton Garden Inn (at the Water Fountain Park)
16631 Chesterfield Grove Rd., Chesterfield
Shofar + Tashlich in the Park
Offered by Chabad of Central West End
Monday, September 30, 5:00 pm
Forest Park Jewish Tercentenary Monument in Forest Park,
Lindell Blvd. & Kingshighway
Shofar in the Park
(Plus: Apples & Honey and Tashlich Service)
Offered by Chabad’s “Roving Rabbis” to St. Charles County
Monday, September 30, 5:00-5:30 pm.
Frontier Park (We’ll gather at Katy Depot)
Shofar & Tashlich on Campus
Offered by Chabad on Campus
Tashlich - Meet @ 2:30 pm. @ Chabad
Drop-by for Shofar Blowing @ Wash U. Clocktower
Monday. September 30, 3:30-6:00 pm