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St. Louis Jewish Light

From left: Sarah Beth Matt, Amanda Packman, Jennifer Scissors and Alissa Arst: co-chairs of NCJW STL’s 2018 Back to School! Store, an annual event which provides clothing and supplies to 1,500+ under-served children in the St. Louis community. 

The ResaleShop helps fund NCJW STL events like “Back to School! Store”

June 21, 2018

When you shop at TheResaleShop you are making the decision to help change the lives of women, children and families in the St. Louis community. Founded in 1940, TheResaleShop’s proceeds go to fund the community service projects of the National Council...

NCJW STL offers fundraising opportunities to support its Back to School! Store

August 3, 2017

The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis is offering fundraising opportunities to support its Back to School! StoreOn Tuesday, August 22, National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section will be a part of Katie’s Giveback Tuesday program. Katie’s...

NCJW men’s event will benefit Back-to-School! Store

June 15, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section will hold its annual Men’s Event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Lester’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, 9906 Clayton Road. The event benefits NCJW’s Back-to-School! Store. Guests will watch the...

A volunteer helps a child select items at last year’s Back to School! Store, held at Central Reform Congregation. This year, the event takes place at Temple Israel. Photo: Kristi Foster

Bigger space means NCJW program will serve more St. Louis students

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light July 6, 2016

The Back-to-School! Store is celebrating its 16th birthday in a big way as it moves to more expansive quarters in West County.Set for July 24, the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section program, which distributes clothing and school supplies...

Men’s Event to benefit NCJW’s Back To School! Store

May 26, 2016

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section will hold its second annual Men’s Event, benefitting NCJW’s Back To School! Store. The Men’s Event takes place  at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at Cardwell’s in Clayton, 8100 Maryland Ave., to watch...

Fair warning: Lois says not ‘Before Midnight’ nor after should readers bother catching the latest in the ‘Before Sunrise’ series starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

Soul satisfying volunteer event; fair warning for filmgoers

By Lois Caplan July 11, 2013

OF ALL THE VOLUNTEER JOBS I’VE TACKLED IN MY LONG LIFE, the National Council of Jewish Women’s Annual Back to School Store is both the most fun and the most satisfying. My 23-year-old granddaughter Claire agrees with me. When she is in town for the...

Merle Oberman helps Chloe fill her new backpack during National
Council of Jewish Womens Back to School! Store, held on Sunday at
Central Reform Congregation. For a gallery of images, visit
www.stljewishlight.com. Photo: Kristi Foster

NCJW helps 1,000 children during annual ‘Store’

By Leanne Ortbals, Jewish Light Intern July 27, 2011

As eight-year-old Malina browsed the Back-to-School! Store on Sunday, she wasn't distracted by former Missouri Senator Jean Carnahan walking alongside. Malina's only focus was the racks of clothes, shoes and school supplies packed into Central Reform...

Ellen Futterman

Motocycles and cupcakes

By Ellen Futterman, Edtior June 22, 2011

They have names like Chai Riders, Jews that Cruise and Shalom n' Chrome. Yes, that's right, I am talking about Jewish bikers, big-time motorcycle enthusiasts. Hillel's Angels. Like religion, they are even organized. In fact, the Jewish Motorcycle Alliance...

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