Welcome to Neve Shalom — An Oasis of Peace

Welcome to the synagogue Neve Shalom, a link in the chain of Jewish tradition that is millennia old. It is a large space, much larger than it looks because when you walk through these doors, you walk into Jerusalem, into Casablanca, into Minsk, into Salonika, into Strasbourg--into this space where Jews have sung the same song to G*d for generations. When you enter here, you have entered a larger space than you see. We belong to something greater than ourselves.

The Baal Shem Tov used to say, there is no room for G*d in a person too full of self. Less self, more other, less self, more Other--this is the dynamic of an emerging spirituality. Synagogue space is large enough to allow anyone to find their way in, and we have centuries of time on our side.

The Word Is: Music, Poetry, Story, Collaboration

Summertime series

this entry: Wednesday, July 1st @7:30 PM

guest poet: Dwight Bitikofer

[Note: This was a great evenin]g.

Wednesday, July 8 

guest poet: Maria Balogh

Wednesday, July 15

guest artist: Will Soll

Wednesday, July 22

 

 

House band: jsg and his conventicle of intentional musicians

 

Every week the Parashah:

www.themaqamproject.com

jsg and his friends make poetry and music based on Torah

Sunday, July 19, 1-3 PM @ Kopolow Jewish Federation Bldg.

Shanda: There Is None

Jewish Attention to Mental Illness-Mental Health

#12 Millstone Campus

We talk Mental Illness-mental health

Rabbis Goodman and Talve and their friends working the spaces

N.B. We take the pledge:

1) I pledge to bring someone in. If I light a candle, I will share the light.

2) I will be a reminder in every way I can to my family, friends, and community: we have these problems, they are difficult, but there is no shame attached to them and we live in a Big Tent.

3) We can live with our problems.

4) I pledge to break the *shanda* barrier, which means:

5) Talk, talk, and more talk.

6) I pledge to remind my community that we are working our problems, that being secret may be part of the problem, therefore:

7) I will not practice aloneness. I will talk with somebody. I will pick up the telephone.

*Shanda means shame. It's an obstacle to deep living.

 


WE ARE MOVED SEE "MAP"
(WE ARE HIDDEN AND REVEALED).

OUR NEW LOCATION IS ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF CHAI BUILDING
IN THE JCC CAMPUS, NORTH OF SCHUETZ ROAD.

COVENANT HOUSE COMPLEX

MAILING ADDRESS: #6 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR.

SUITE 3050 (FOR MAILING USES ONLY)

ST. LOUIS 63146

HOW YOU GET THERE:

GO TO JCC CAMPUS OFF SCHUETZ RD.

FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE JEWISH LIGHT OR

CHAI BLDG. OR NEVE SHALOM

YOU DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK OF JCC CAMPUS

AND GO DOWN THE HILL ON YOUR RIGHT

PARK ANYWHERE

YOU WILL SEE US

WE FACE NORTH

WE ARE ON THE MAIN FLOOR

ENTER DIRECTLY INTO OUR SPACE FROM THE OUTSIDE

Also: We have some events at the Covenant House 1
Covenant House 1 is where we had High Holidays 2012.
This is at the SOUTH end of the Covenant House complex.

Announcements for events will indicate if we meet at Covenant House 1.

 


Neve Shalom is a membership organization. We depend on your membership to fund our many activities. We welcome guests.

_________________________________________________________________

Dessert Seder at the Covenant House

#10 Millstone Campus Dr.

Hold on. Working it.

Rosh Hashanah

Wed., Sept. 4 @ 7:30 PM

Thurs., Sept. 5 @ 10 AM

Children's Service, @ 1 PM

Friday, Sept. 6 @ CRC 10 AM

Yom Kippur

Friday, Sept. 13 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 14 @ 10 AM

Children @ 1 PM

Meditation Study 1 - 3 PM

Minchah @ 3 PM

Yizkor @ 4:30 PM

Neilah @ 5:30 PM

Lift up the remains of yesterday

We long for a pure

act of worship

 


Here are a few of our current offerings:

 

If you like what we are doing, please join us. We need you now. If you would like to discuss membership, you may talk to our membership chair. Would you like to discuss other ways you can contribute besides membership? Talk to us.

The I is a thief, said the holy Rabbi. It snatches away the partial and mistakes it for the whole. Only Everything is everything. We invite you to enter synagogue space and synagogue time with us now, never alone, always accompanied by good companions, and by the additional soul each of us inherits by virtue of time.

Thanks for being here. Shalom aleikhem, peace to you, aleikhem shalom.

   jsg