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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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

The St. Louis Hillel building as it looks today; an addition to
the left of the building, which housed an auditorium, lobby,
kitchen and offices, was torn down last year.

A changed landscape, approach for St. Louis Hillel

Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light February 1, 2012

Jacqueline Ulin Levey believes college organizations such as Hillel have to be proactive when it comes to reaching out and engaging students. That's why the Jewish organization is now meeting students at places on campus where they hang out, including...

Students from around the world join together in singing a
traditional melody to welcome Shabbat at Hillels Engagement
Institute, a training conference held for the second year at
Washington University of St. Louis. Photo: Jonathan Pollack

National Hillel conference draws hundreds to St. Louis

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light August 10, 2011

As he carefully braids challah in a reserved room on the Washington University campus, David Orfahli of Brooklyn College smiled when asked what he thought of St. Louis."The weather is nothing like New York," replied the 20-year-old psychology major noting...

Stretch your shopping dollar at local resale shops

By Kate Gaertner, Special to the Light September 1, 2010

If you're on a student budget and Walmart isn't serving your needs, fear not-there are several Jewish-affiliated resale shops in St. Louis to explore that are easy on both your pocketbook and your conscience. The Miriam Switching Post, located at 2171...

Wayne Firestone, President of the national Hillel organization, speaks at Washington Universty during an international Hillel conference held there last week.

Hillel conference focuses on engaging next generation

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light August 18, 2010

Engagement efforts and reaching out to the next generation were the topics in focus last week as hundreds of professionals and students from around the world descended on Washington University for the annual Hillel Institute. The four-day centerpiece...

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