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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

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Jewish Federation announces honorees for annual meeting

August 10, 2017

Jewish Federation of St. Louis announced the recipients of the Fred A. Goldstein Award for Professional Leadership and David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Awards. Both awards will be presented at Federation’s 2017 Annual Meeting on Thursday,...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Historic ‘firsts’ among Jewish Federation leaders

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 8, 2012

On Sept. 1, Andrew Rehfeld will assume his duties as the new Jewish Federation Chief Executive Officer and President, succeeding Barry Rosenberg, who has helmed the organization since 1993.  Until his retirement in 2013, Rosenberg will stay on to advise...

Chart from Federation’s Planning & Allocations Report 2012-2013

Federation allocations show shift to more targeted giving

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light June 20, 2012

As the year’s allocation process draws to a close, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis finds itself both tightening its belt and making changes to its funding model that may significantly affect the way money is doled out to the community in the future....

Irwin B. Hoffman

Irwin B. ‘Hefty’ Hoffman, 94; chaired JFed Campaign

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 13, 2012

Irwin B. “Hefty” Hoffman, retired former president and co-owner of the Gale-Sobel clothing manufacturing firm and former chairman of the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign in the 1970s, died Thursday, June 7, 2012.  He was 94 and had been a resident...

Bob Millstone

JFed launches 2012 Community Campaign

April 4, 2012

Jewish Federation’s 2012 Community Campaign officially launches this month with the theme, “A Community Thriving. Together.” The annual campaign is the St. Louis Jewish community’s largest ongoing fundraising effort.  Funds raised support 60...

New young adult volunteer project planned

February 29, 2012

A new volunteer project has been created for Jewish young adults in St. Louis. The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative, a project of Jewish Federation, is providing a $25,000 grant to recruit, market and organize an ongoing service project to...

Editorial: Check and Raise

January 25, 2012

The Jewish Light reported last week on the Jewish Federation of St. Louis' annual campaign results, and due to the loss of a few major donations, giving trends and the economy, the campaign itself was down from 2010. The organization also touted some...

Challenge grant matched funds for JFed and Shaare Emeth

January 25, 2012

A challenge grant from Randy and Nancy Green matched $18,000 in donations to Jewish Federation with equal donations to Congregation Shaare Emeth. The challenge grant was aimed at motivate Shaare Emeth members who have never donated to Jewish Federation...

Bob Millstone

2011 was mixed year for Federation fundraising

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 18, 2012

The numbers are a study in contrasts this year for the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Louis as the agency continues to pick its way through a turbulent economy and a rocky philanthropic environment. According to figures released Tuesday, the Jewish...

JFed Executive Vice President; Contract ends in 2013

Knitting a thriving Jewish community

Barry Rosenberg January 4, 2012

Reflecting on the growing trend toward self-directed philanthropy, an editorial in the Dec. 28 Jewish Light argues that a Jewish community needs three strands to thrive. It requires high quality specialized organizations and professionals providing excellent...

Five women from the Atlanta delegation to Tribefest enjoy a moment in Las Vegas with a new friend from Los Angeles, March 7, 2011.

Tribefest a hit with young federation donors, but reaching unaffiliated still a challenge

By Sue Fishkoff, JTA March 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — "Connect, explore and celebrate" was the tagline for Tribefest 2011 held this week in this desert gambling town. Drumming imagery aside, the new name for what was a re-branded annual convention of the Young Leadership Division of the...

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