These non-traditional services will include contemporary readings and poetry, participatory music, teachings on teshuva (repentance) and forgiveness, and time set aside for meditation and personal reflection. Worshippers are encouraged to come with open minds and open hearts. All are welcome.
Below please find important information on service times, childcare, and parking.
Erev Rosh Hashanah Mindfulness Service
Sunday, September 9 – 7:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre Mindfulness Service
Tuesday, September 18 – 6:00 p.m.
*Both Services are to be held at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road.
Congregation Shaare Emeth is happy to provide your family childcare services during the High Holidays. For children ages 6 weeks to 7 years we offer childcare staffed by thoughtful caretakers that are committed to creating a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.
Please make sure to register your children for childcare as we are are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ins. The cost for childcare is $10/session.
Sunday, September 9: Erev Rosh Hashanah – Childcare opens at 6pm for the 7pm service
**Deadline to register for Rosh Hashanah childcare is September 5**
Tuesday, September 18: Erev Yom Kippur – Childcare opens at 5pm for 6pm service
**Deadline to register Yom Kippur is September 14**
Parking in the Congregation Shaare Emeth parking lot is always first-come, first-served. Arrive early if you wish to assure yourself a spot in the Temple parking lot. Parking is not permitted in the grass or driveways of the Temple grounds, except when directed by the Traffic Committee. Once the Shaare Emeth lots are filled, you will be redirected to offsite parking.
Shuttle buses will run before and after services to/from the Ladue entrance to the Temple and offsite parking. This year offsite parking will be organized as follows:
Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur
Medical Buildings at 456 and 522 N. New Ballas
Shuttle runs from offsite parking to/from Shaare Emeth 5:30 p.m. through the conclusion of services.