The Jewish Community Relations Council works to promote mutual understanding and harmonious relations among St. Louis' varied racial, religious, civic and ethnic groups. We believe that the greatest strength of any community is the people of which it is comprised. To that end, we have opened honest and raw dialogue, advocated on joint issues, and created programs to engage thousands of others in our shared work.
The following dialogue groups* meet on a regular basis. To learn how you can get more involved or to find the group that is right for you, contact Program Director Elyse Picker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 442-3874.
Interfaith Breakfast Dialogue Group
The Breakfast Dialogue Group is a multi-faith dialogue group that brings together religious leaders and lay leaders for shared learning. The group meets on the following Mondays from 9-10 am: 11/6 | 12/4 | 1/8 | 2/5 | 3/4 | 4/1
This group, co-hosted by Eden Theological Seminary and the Jewish Community Relations Council and comprised of Jews and Christians across denominations, meets on a monthly basis. Members are primarily religious leaders and active lay leaders. The group meets one Thursday a month at lunchtime.
L'Chaim Tea House, (formally known as Jewish and Asian American Dialogue Group)
This group brings together leaders from the Jewish and Asian American communities for the purpose of gaining greater understanding of the similarities and differences between our cultures and to encourage and foster relationships between both communities.
This group brings together Jews and Latino/as as well as Latin Jews on a quarterly basis for dialogue, learning, and comradery.
*Dialogue Groups are a program of the Newmark Institute.