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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Survey: US Jews start to see far-left as serious threat, four in 10 Jews have had to conceal identity

Survey: US Jews start to see far-left as serious threat, four in 10 Jews have had to conceal identity

FAYGIE HOLT, JNS October 26, 2021

(October 25, 2021 / JNS) For the third year in a row, the American Jewish Committee has released a survey about anti-Semitism in the United States and found large discrepancies in results between Jewish and non-Jewish respondents. According to the...

A Victory for Fairness to Israel

A Victory for Fairness to Israel

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL May 22, 2020

After a long struggle and a series of setbacks along the way, the Missouri legislature has finally passed an anti-BDS bill, which strikes a blow against a movement that seeks to marginalize Israel as a pariah state. It’s about time.As reported by Eric...

New AJC survey analyzes the rise in anti-Semitism

New AJC survey analyzes the rise in anti-Semitism

By Ellen Futterman, Editor October 31, 2019

Last week, AJC (American Jewish Committee) released what it is calling a “landmark survey” on anti-Semitism in America, timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, which claimed the lives of...

St. Louisan Henry Dubinsky shakes hands with Pope Francis during an AJC trip to the Vatican in March.  

Dubinsky shares highlights of AJC visit to the Vatican

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS April 5, 2019

Henry Dubinsky, a past president of the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and a member of its national board since 1985, was recently part of an AJC leadership delegation that had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican...

Nancy Lisker

American Jewish Committee (AJC) St. Louis

October 3, 2017

Address: 7751 Carondelet Ave., Suite 501, St. Louis, Mo. 63105Phone: 314-721-8866 | fax: 314-721-8626 | email: [email protected] | website: ajc.orgNancy Lisker, St. Louis Regional Director | Alana Umansky-Minoff, CoordinatorAJC Mission: To enhance the...

Obama’s same-sex marriage nod echoes historic Catholic-Jewish debate

By Ben Sales, JTA May 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- When President Obama publicly endorsed same-sex marriage two weeks ago, most secular Jewish leaders applauded while some religious ones disagreed -- the latter group joining their Catholic counterparts. In doing so, these representatives...

President Obama, shown hosting a Passover seder at the White House on April 6, 2012, has gained Jewish support in the last half year, according to a new poll.

Obama’s Jewish support rises over past six months, AJC poll finds

By Ron Kampeas, JTA April 30, 2012

WASHINGTON—President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.The poll, released...

The Ben Gamla Boynton charter school in Florida is located in the second floor of a Conservative synagogue.

Jewish groups rethinking vouchers, tax credits to religious schools

By Shira Schoenberg, JTA April 20, 2012

BOSTON—When the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized school vouchers in 2002, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs called it “a devastating blow to one of the foundations of our democracy”: the separation of church and state. Four years earlier,...

Joy Sterneck

Meet three of the Light’s 2012 Unsung Heroes

April 18, 2012

Joy Sterneck Joy Sterneck has distinguished herself as a volunteer, serving a variety of roles in the community: as a tutor with OASIS and with an ESL program in the Parkway Schools;  a member of the Jewish Fund for Human Needs committee, the Cultural...

Morton A. Klein

Jewish groups should embrace new legal protection for Jewish students

By Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman, JTA April 16, 2012

Imagine if the NAACP responded with skepticism to the passage of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and urged African Americans to exercise their civil rights cautiously under this law. Title VI was landmark legislation when it was passed in 1964 to remedy...

Yehuda Lancry, a former Israeli ambassador to French, spoke to French journalists in Marseille in June 2011 in a talk organized by the Israel Project.

Translating U.S. pro-Israel advocacy for Jewish communities abroad—and taking care about context

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 25, 2012

WASHINGTON—It takes more than a translator to translate American-style pro-Israel activism for foreign audiences. Nearly a decade after an effort by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to replicate its model overseas collapsed in acrimony,...

German opposition head rues calling Israel an ‘apartheid regime’

JTA March 15, 2012

BERLIN -- A leading German politician acknowledged that he may have gone too far when he called Israel an "apartheid regime" on Facebook. Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democratic Party in Germany, said Thursday that the choice of words he used on...

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