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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Jewish Federation Annual Campaign chair: We are the glue that binds us in community

Jewish Federation Annual Campaign chair: We are the glue that binds us in community

VICKI SINGER May 21, 2021

I am glue.   That is what 17-year-old me wrote in a personal essay to get into college many (many) years ago. At that time, I had not developed a career path, built up a résumé or was gifted in music or sports. I felt quite ordinary compared with...

On Sept. 27, Jewish Federation of St. Louis rededicated its building after major renovations. The building is now known as the Kaplan Feldman Complex. The rededication was immediately followed by Federations Annual Meeting. Photo: Bill Motchan

Jewish Federation Annual Campaign raised $10.2 million

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 11, 2019

Despite continuing demographic challenges brought about by an increasingly elderly community, the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign met its goals by edging upward for the fourth straight year. “We’re thrilled with the results,” said Joel Frankel,...

Above, Jewish Federation President and CEO Andrew Rehfeld addresses the audience at the 116th Annual Meeting on Sept. 7 at the Magic House in Kirkwood. Photo: Bill Motchan

Annual campaign tops $10 million

BY ERIC BERGER, STAFF WRITER March 14, 2018

Although Jewish Federation of St. Louis raised more than $10 million during last year’s annual campaign and received its first million-dollar donation, it still faces challenges related to an aging donor base, according to data recently provided by...

Jewish Federation seeks ‘superhero’ volunteers for three upcoming phone-a-thon events

September 15, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is inviting members of the community to be a “Jewish Federation Superhero” at upcoming phone-a-thon events for Federation’s Annual Campaign, “100 Days to Make an Impact.” The events will include multiple ways to...

Guests listen during Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign kickoff event at Busch Stadium. Photo: Eric Berger

Jewish Federation shifts fundraising drive to focused 100 days

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer September 7, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has changed its fundraising approach, most notably by shortening the duration of its Annual Campaign to 100 days from more than 16 months.Leaders of the organization decided to make the change in part because of a decrease...

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Annual Campaign vital in building a thriving Jewish community in St. Louis

By Andrew Rehfeld August 31, 2016

On Sept. 1, 2016, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis will be kicking off its 2016 Annual Campaign. Since 1901, the Federation has existed to “preserve and enhance Jewish life in St. Louis, Israel and around the globe.”  And each year thousands of...

Jean Cavender

Jewish Federation announces annual award recipients

August 24, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has announced the recipients of several awards to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Busch Stadium. Jean Cavender, Director of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, will receive the Fred...

Jewish Federation will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting, and a special Annual Campaign Kickoff at Busch Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1. Photo: Kelly Martin/Wikimedia Commons

Federation plans Annual Meeting, Campaign kickoff at Busch Stadium

August 17, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis welcomes the community to attend its 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Busch Stadium Redbird Club. Guests will enjoy views of the field during a reception at 5 p.m. Following, the traditional Annual Meeting...

Editorial: Check and Raise

January 25, 2012

The Jewish Light reported last week on the Jewish Federation of St. Louis' annual campaign results, and due to the loss of a few major donations, giving trends and the economy, the campaign itself was down from 2010. The organization also touted some...

Challenge grant matched funds for JFed and Shaare Emeth

January 25, 2012

A challenge grant from Randy and Nancy Green matched $18,000 in donations to Jewish Federation with equal donations to Congregation Shaare Emeth. The challenge grant was aimed at motivate Shaare Emeth members who have never donated to Jewish Federation...

Bob Millstone

2011 was mixed year for Federation fundraising

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 18, 2012

The numbers are a study in contrasts this year for the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Louis as the agency continues to pick its way through a turbulent economy and a rocky philanthropic environment. According to figures released Tuesday, the Jewish...

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