Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

To register for any of these events, please contact Stacy Jespersen at [email protected].


New Class Offering!
Yoga at Home: A Four-Week Grounding in the Principles of Yoga with Ted Gallup
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
October 5, 12, 19 and 26

The practice of yoga engages body, mind and spirit. It also leads to increased flexibility and stability, as well as decreased stress levels, both on and off the mat. Yoga at Home is open to men and women of all ages and is appropriate for all levels including beginner. It is a wonderful way to wind down at the end of a day.

While this four-week class is being offered free of charge, registration is required and donations to the Jewish Mindfulness Center are always welcome.

About the instructor: Ted Gallup has 28 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. Near the beginning of his career, while working at the Cleveland Clinic, he became a practitioner of yoga and meditation and incorporated these disciplines into his treatment plans. In 2019 Ted completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.


Let It Ripple – A Tikkun Middot Series with Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Eve Dyson Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
October 6, 13, 20, 27

Tikkun Middot combines musar (ethical) study with mindfulness practices to bring deeper meaning to our daily lives and expand our understanding of what it means to be human. Through study, discussion and practice, participants will be guided in the cultivation of ethical and spiritual qualities like humility, compassion, awe, and truth. This offering is free, though registration is required. Participants must be able to attend all four sessions. Questions? Contact Rabbi Goldstein at [email protected].


New Wise Aging Group Forming
Mondays, 1-3 p.m.
October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8 and 15

Cost: $45 for Shaare Emeth members, $60 for non-members. Cost includes book.

Wise Aging is a six-session program which enables participants to discover the possibilities for living the years ahead with joy, resilience, and spirit. Wise Aging combines Jewish texts and practices with poetry, secular writings and heartfelt dialogue, to challenge participants to develop their own sense of what it means to “number their days” and “grow a heart of wisdom.” This program is facilitated by Sharon Weissman and Debbie Bram.

Questions? Call or email Debbie Bram, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at 314-692-5308 or [email protected]


NEW to the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis
Tai Chi with Alan Ludmer
Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.
October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18
$30 for all six sessions

Tai Chi, which is sometimes described as meditation in motion, helps to reduce stress while increasing flexibility and balance. In this six-week session, Alan will focus on movement, balance, centering, and developing a sense of awareness – all precursors of being in the now. Register by

Alan Ludmer has been studying and practicing Tai Chi for almost 50 years. Alan’s focus is using martial movement to understand energy, health, and the importance of being present. He credits the internal martial arts like Tai Chi with helping him become a strong and compassionate father, grandfather, husband, friend, boss and person.


Thanks and Giving Concert
Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Kehillah Center, Congregation Shaare Emeth

Register to join us here!

Join Lucy Greenbaum, the Prayer Lab Musicians, the Missouri Tree Frogs, the Clergy of Congregation Shaare Emeth and more for an evening of live music and stories of gratitude and joy.

Space is limited, though you may also choose to watch online.

While the concert is free (whether you join us live or watch online), we invite everyone to spread a sense of gratitude and generosity by bringing canned food items with you to the concert or making a donation to Congregation Shaare Emeth’s Gathering for Gratitude program.

To donate online:

  • Go to sestl.org/donate.
  • Select “Tzedakah Contribution” under Payment Type and include “Gathering for Gratitude” in the Payment Notes section.

Shining Light into Darkness: A Half-Day Spiritual Retreat
Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Cost: $36

Join Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Lucy Greenbaum, Cantor Seth Warner and others as we pause during the week of Chanukah to explore the themes of light and dark, struggle, resilience and strength. The program will include informal, music-infused Shabbat worship and study as well as the embodied practices of mediation, yoga and an optional lunch. Proof of vaccination is required for in-person attendance and reservations are limited.


Weekly Meditation Sits
Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:00pm,
Thursdays from 5:00-5:30pm

Incorporating lessons from the weekly Torah portion, as well as stories, rituals and symbols of the season, Rabbi Goldstein leads participants in practices that open our hearts and minds to the possibility of continual growth and change. No meditation experience necessary.

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