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Epstein Hebrew Academy celebrated the completion of a Hebrew learning  project on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Pictured here are Dalia Oppenheimer with her mother Zakeie Oppenheimer and her brother Max Opppenheimer, and first-graders Yaffa Globower and Maya Oppenheimer.

For Epstein Hebrew Academy, Israel Independence Day was a day to celebrate Hebrew learning

Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light April 16, 2021

Avi Katz is a preschool student at H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy—and an author. Katz wrote a book—in Hebrew—about his dog, Leo, a Beagle mix. Yet another preschool student, Bennett Bukhshtaber, wrote a book in Hebrew about his father, Matt, talking...

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Kranzberg Family Foundation awards $71,000 to Jewish youth, young adult programs

January 21, 2021

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $71,000 in grants to 16 Jewish programs for children, teens and young adults in St. Louis.The Foundation received requests totaling more than $187,000...

A rendering of the Miriam Academy after a $2 million renovation of the Epstein Hebrew Academy building. Images courtesy Miriam Foundation  

Miriam Academy ready to start school year at former Epstein campus

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor July 9, 2020

After having to dribble around a series of unexpected obstacles, the leaders of Miriam Academy, a private high school for students with learning disabilities, are preparing to unveil a shiny new gymnasium floor in their new home.The school is scheduled...

Epstein Hebrew Academy students Ezra Cohen (left) and Jack Wertman take in an art class led by Morah Baila Shulman at right. 

Jewish day schools start 2020 in new University City location

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light January 23, 2020

The last week of December 2019 was a time-out for most people, a final period of rest and relaxation. Not so for the staff, faculty and volunteers at H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy. A two-week marathon of packing, moving and unpacking occurred during a short...

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy has sold its eight-acre property on Warson Road to the Miriam Foundation. Epstein plans to purchase and move to a new University City location. JEWISH LIGHT File photo 

Epstein sells campus to Miriam

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light September 26, 2019

An era has come to an end for the H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy as it completes the sale of the building that housed the Jewish day school for most of its 76-year existence. “While it is certainly bittersweet to bid farewell to the building that has...

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy has sold its eight-acre property on Warson Road to the Miriam Foundation. Epstein plans to purchase and move to a new University City location. 

Epstein sells Olivette campus to Miriam Foundation

STAFF REPORT September 20, 2019

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy, a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school, has sold its property in Olivette to the Miriam Foundation, which will use the building for the Miriam Academy, a high school for students with special needs.According to a news release, Miriam...

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy plans to sell its eight-acre property on Warson Road to the Miriam Foundation and move to a new University City location. 

Epstein will sell building to Miriam Foundation, move to a new location in U.City

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor July 11, 2019

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy, a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school, has reached an agreement to sell its property in Olivette to the Miriam Foundation, which will use the building for a high school for students with special needs.Epstein plans to purchase...

Rabbi Yaakov Green, head of school at Epstein Hebrew Academy, speaks to students during the Jewish Student Union Torah of Unity Celebration in December 2017 with students of Epstein and Yeshivat Kadimah High School. Green is leaving Epstein at the end of the 2018-2019 school year to join a Jewish day school in Dallas.

Epstein, Kadimah plan to merge, move to new campus

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor April 11, 2019

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy and Yeshivat Kadimah High School announced last week that they would merge to form one school and move from the Olivette building they share to a new space in University City. Leaders of Epstein, an early childhood, elementary...

‘Singing Pharmacist’ teaches the classics; teen volunteer honored; Bible Quiz winner

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR May 16, 2018

The magic of Marvin When Marvin Cohen entered Jennifer Johnson’s second grade classroom at Spoede Elementary School 21 years ago, he was supposed to tutor one of her students in reading. But every time Cohen came to tutor the student, he started...

Young Israel to honor Jewish educators at upcoming gala

June 1, 2017

Young Israel of St. Louis will honor three couples for their work in Jewish education. At this year’s gala dinner June 4 at the Third Degree Glass Factory, the shul will honor Rabbi Yaakov and Elisheva Green, Rabbi Naftali and Tali Rothstein, and Rabbi...

Torah Prep School of St. Louis students read a prayer after placing rocks atop headstones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in response to the recent vandalism.  For video clips of the project, visit stljewishlight.com/multimedia. Photos: Eric Berger

Florida child’s project honors those buried at Chesed Shel Emeth

By Eric Berger, Staff writer March 8, 2017

Ayel Morgenstern, a kindergarten student in Boca Raton, Fla., and her family were reading reports of the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery when one of them saw a familiar name atop a damaged headstone: Rebecca Pearl.It was Ayel’s great-great grandmother. “(Ayel)...

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