Welcome to Bais Abraham

A Modern Orthodox Shul in St. Louis, MO Where Everyone is Welcome


About Us

“Bais Abe” is a warm, welcoming and inclusive modern Orthodox synagogue led by Rabbi Hyim Shafner located in the University City Loop area of St. Louis, close to Washington University. The community combines observance, passionate prayer and deep Torah study with creativity, openness and activism. We offer many opportunities for exploration and enrichment, including Shabbat services, weekday morning minyan, family shabbatons, weekly study sessions, a lively Lunch and Learn series, student hospitality programs and a junior congregation, and we are home to the St. Louis Women’s Tefillah Group. Individuals and families of all backgrounds and levels of observance are welcome. Learn More…


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Bais Abe Hospitality
We are currently working to streamline our hospitality process and Bais Abe is in search of hosts for Shabbat and Yom Tov meals.  If you follow the Bais Abe Community Kashrut Standards and would like to join the rotation of hosts, please let us know by filling out the survey by June 30.  If you have any questions about hosting, get in touch with Jen Lorch at hospitality@baisabe.com.  Thank you!