Mah Jongg at Temple Emanuel is a social event; it’s a time for friends, fun and enjoyment – and of course, some friendly competition. Our group meets weekly at the temple to kibitz, eat, share stories, and try to make harmony out of the chaos of the tiles.
Mah Jongg is a game of challenges, strategic skill and a little luck. There is no charge to participate, and all levels of players are welcome. For more information about our weekly games, please call the temple office or email
Everyone is welcome to participate in the challenging, exciting adventure in the world of Mah Jongg.
TE Book Club
The TE Book Club meets 8-10 times per year to discuss a wide variety of titles, subjects and genres. A steering committee takes suggestions from the members and plans the books that the Club will read over the next year.
The Club welcomes all members of the congregation. Those who have not read the book for that month, are still welcome to join the discussion. Learn More>
Room at The Inn
Room at the Inn is a community program to fight homelessness in Saint Louis. Its goal is to provide a hand up to get people back into homes and jobs, to make their own way. Facilitating this is education, training, and networking. Room at the Inn helps up to 20 clients a day at the Day site in Bridgeton. They receive job training, suitable work clothing, child care assistance, and a place to live while they get on their feet.
Synogogues and churches in the Saint Louis area take these people into their houses of worship each evening. The night sites provide transport, an evening meal, and fellowship to support the clients. Temple Emanuel has committed to serve as one of the night sites on the Fourth Tuesday of each month.
We have a heartening outpouring of help from many volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, have baby care items (pack n play) or linens (twin size), we would appreciate your help. Donations to help with the cost of food and gas would also be appreciated! Most importantly, if you have ideas to improve our Room at the Inn nights, or have other action-oriented Social Action ideas, please share them with us.
Several times a year, we host a catered community dinner in our social hall for our service attendees. These special dinners give people a chance to socialize with friends and unwind from their day before going in to our Shabbat Service.