Heading into its 125th year, NCJW seeks your stories, photos

LOOKING BACK • Lynn Lyss (left) receives the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Hannah G. Solomon Founders Award in 1987 from then-NCJWSTL President Evelyn Cohen. As part of its 125th anniversary in 2020, NCJW is looking for the community to share stories and photos of NCJWSTL through the years. 

By Ellen Futterman, Editor

In 2020, the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis will celebrate its 125th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the organization is asking for stories from members of the STL Jewish community. These stories can come from individuals who have volunteered at the organization as well as from those whose lives have been impacted by NCJWSTL.

“We want to collect these stories and put them on our website,” explained Stacy Kress, NCJWSTL marketing manager. “We want to hear why and how you do, or have done, this work. They can be pictures, stories or any old NCJWSTL materials that you have.”

NCJWSTL is known for its current programs such as the Back to School! Store, Kids Community Closet, Jean Stein Bloch Wife Widow Woman, Project Renewal, Healing Hearts Bank, Advocacy in Action and more. In 1940, NCJWSTL established the Council Shop, now known as The Resale Shop, now located at 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd. Profits from the shop provide funding to support NCJWSTL’s community service and advocacy projects. 

To share your stories, email or mail them to Marketing Manager Stacy Kress at: 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, 63141 or [email protected] 

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In addition, mark your calendar for April 23 at the Missouri History Museum for the opening of the exhibit “Celebrating Women” with former Sen. Claire McCaskill as the honoree. For more information call Kress at 314-993-5181.