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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

Ben Spector, Ezra Gould and Sam Baron carry a box of donated books.  The third-grade class at Mirowitz spearheaded the book collection effort. 

Students send thousands of books — and dollars — to Jewish groups in Houston

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished September 20, 2017

As an energetic group of her classmates boisterously load a white panel van with boxes of books, third-grader Eliana Wax is clear on why she’s enjoying today’s activity.“We hope that they’ll feel happy and glad that people they didn’t even know...

The flooded street outside of the Houston apartment building of JNS.org’s Jacob Kamaras on April 18. Photo: Jacob Kamaras.

Another year, another flood for Houston’s Jews. What now?

By Jacob KamarasPublished April 27, 2016

For the second consecutive year, this is a story that I wish I didn’t need to write. But for the second consecutive year, I’m left with no choice but to help my local Jewish community heal through the best way that I know how to do so—writing.Leading...

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