Committed to learning and open inquiry, education is prized at Traditional Congregation.
Take your pick from a variety of classes taught during the week--mornings, afternoons and evenings--for people of all ages. We welcome anyone committed to Jewish learning, and classes are open to everyone in the community.
Special educational events are held nearly every month at Traditional Congregation and include an annual Scholar-In-Residence Shabbat, Shabbat “tishes” on special topics, Sunday morning “Knosh n’ Knowledge” breakfast programs, and more. We are actively pro-Zionist and host an annual Israel Bonds Program (the only one in the state of Missouri). Rabbi Seth Gordon also teaches extensively in the greater St. Louis community.
Beyond our ongoing activities, Traditional Congregation creates special holiday programming for Sukkot, Tu B’Shevat, Purim, Pesach, Shavuot, and more. Youth programs are held on Shabbat and we hold periodic youth Shabbatot with all services, Torah reading, and divrei Torah led exclusively by our youth. We have a Teen Lounge where our teens can get together to play games, watch movies, or just hang out with other Jewish kids. And, our B’nai Mitzvah have the opportunity to lead services and read Torah and to actively participate as they grow.
Learn with Rabbi Gordon, each weekday morning following Shacharit.
Delve into the Talmud - every Shabbat afternoon; time varies, see Homepage for weekly time.