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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

Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael is the coordinator of community chaplaincy at Jewish Family & Children’s Service and a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association, which coordinates the weekly d’var Torah for the Jewish Light. 

Drawing life lessons from Jacob’s story

By Rabbi Micah Buck-YaelPublished November 16, 2018

As a chaplain, I have the immense blessing of hearing people reflect upon their lives and share with me what insights have shaped them. Again and again, my breath is taken away by the resilience, wisdom, and creativity of our community. Very often I hear...

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

Something new under the sun

By Rabbi Elizabeth HershPublished July 25, 2012

I was on a mission to leave West County and drive a half-hour north to take one of the residents I see monthly outside. Mr. S loves sitting in the sun. In this unbearable heat, I try and arrive before it gets too hot. Last month I found him sitting in...

Louisville federation launches fundraising drive for tornado victims

By Ben Harris , JTAPublished March 6, 2012

NEW YORK -- The Jewish Federation of Louisville has opened a fund to help victims of tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest. Federation officials said they were eager to help donors who wanted to help those affected by the storms, which claimed dozens...

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

Rabbi Hersh returns to head JF&CS Chaplaincy Program; volunteers sought

Published December 28, 2011

Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) is pleased to announce Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh has returned to the agency's Chaplaincy Program. She steps back into her position having recently spent several months in Australia. A former rabbi at United...

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