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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

NA’AMAT USA launches campaign

May 23, 2012

NA’AMAT USA St. Louis Council will launch its Spiritual Adoption Campaign in June. This year’s campaign focuses on children of economically disadvantaged families in Israel to assure them a place in one of NA’AMAT’S daycare centers. The NA’AMAT...

Rabbi Joseph S. Ozarowski

JF&CS hosts discussion for child abuse awareness month

April 18, 2012

From May to December 2011, there were 3,455 reports of child abuse/neglect in St. Louis County. Each day the Jewish Family & Children’s Service Child Abuse Prevention Program works to reduce this number. Its four-tiered, evidence-based prevention...

The art of early childhood learning

By Cheryl Whatley February 8, 2012

There is more happening when a 3-year old takes up a marker than you might think. Two children sit down at a small table with a box of markers and some paper. Right away the negotiations begin with regard to who gets which color marker, which piece of...

4th annual Community Against Poverty volunteer fair planned

August 31, 2011

More than 30 local organizations that need volunteers to help in their efforts to combat poverty will be in attendance on Sunday, Sept. 18, when the Community Against Poverty (CAP) coalition sponsors its fourth annual Volunteer Fair. This year's fair...

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...

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