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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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Veteran B’nai B’rith leader David R. Blumenthal dies at 91

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 25, 2012

David R. Blumenthal, longtime passionate leader in B’nai B’rith at the local, national and international levels, and a retired specialty advertising salesman, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Delmar Gardens West, where he had resided since 2009....

Raheb will get German prize despite growing opposition, organizers say

JTA February 21, 2012

BERLIN -- Jewish groups are ramping up pressure to have a prestigious German prize withdrawn from a Palestinian pastor who is accused of making anti-Semitic statements. The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem...

Obama’s proposed budget cuts concern Jewish groups

JTA February 14, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Jewish organizations are expressing concerns at cost-cutting proposals in President Obama's $3.8 trillion budget for 2013. The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and The Jewish Federations of North America released statements...

B’nai B’rith decries German media prize to Palestinian pastor

JTA January 29, 2012

B'nai B'rith International called on organizers of a German media prize to reconsider its awarding to a Palestinian pastor. The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, has a longstanding reputation for promoting...

Andrew Goldfeder, Diane Maier and Jerry Ehrlich

JAssociates to honor 2011 ‘Mitzvah Stars’

May 4, 2011

JAssociates will honor its 2011 Mitzvah Stars with a luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex. This year's Mitzvah Stars are Andrew Goldfeder, Diane Maier and Jerry Ehrlich. Goldfeder, 27,...

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla., top row, second from left), and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., top row, third from left) at a meeting in Florida to discuss federal social services programs with Holocaust survivors, April 21. Photo: William Daroff

Jewish groups search for bipartisan appeal amid budget battle

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON April 27, 2011

In the showdown over the 2012 U.S. budget, Jewish organizations clearly fall on one particular side of the partisan divide: the Democratic one.But as the battle between Republicans and Democrats over spending gets under way, the trick the organizations...

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