The new sanctuary addition to a renovated 1950’s church fosters a dynamic and welcoming environment for a diverse Jewish faith community.
Kol Rinah is the St. Louis area’s newest congregation, yet one with deep roots and a rich history. Seeking a new worship space in Clayton, Kol Rinah partnered with Patterhn Ives to create a synagogue where all generations could come together to experience Judaism in innovative ways. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sunday, August 19 to celebrate the sanctuary addition with the community.
Kol Rinah was formed in 2013 when congregations Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel and Shaare Zedek merged. The Kol Rinah board approved plans for the sanctuary addition in March 2017, and construction is now underway on the congregation’s Maryland Avenue project. Lay leaders and clergy joined Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger and Andrew Rehfeld, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, at the groundbreaking to celebrate the new addition.