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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

From left, Reggie Moore, Hala Assadi, Ali Hassarmi, Hla Assadi, Meghan Clark and Max Pepose perform at Central Reform Congregation last week. The performers are part of the St. Louis Flying Arches and the Galilee Circus from Israel.

Circus troupes bridge cultural divides

By Lauren Leone, St. Louis Beacon, stlbeacon.org August 8, 2012

The Galilee Circus, a Jewish-Arab circus youth troupe, happily find themselves in the circus ring with new and old friends from the St. Louis Flying Arches, a youth circus troupe from the city’s only social circus school, Circus Harmony. The troupes...

JCC plans Israel family trip for summer 2013

May 23, 2012

The JCC Helene Mirowitz Center of Jewish Community Life is organizing a travel experience to Israel for parents and their children in grades K-8.  The trip will take place May 29 to June 9, 2013 and be led by JCC Rabbi Brad Horwitz.  Join other St....

Earthquake shakes northern Israel

JTA March 7, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale shook northern Israel. The earthquake was felt in Metullah, located on the border with Lebanon, as well as in Kiryat Shemona and Safed. No injuries or damage were reported. The earthquake was...

Weekend of rain, snow brings needed water to Israel

JTA March 4, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The level of the Sea of Galilee rose by nearly 8 inches following a weekend of rain and snow throughout Israel. The Galilee, or Lake Kinneret, still remains 3.7 yards below the basin's upper red line, which is considered full. The level will...

Rain, snow send Galilee well above danger level

JTA February 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Sea of Galilee's water level rose by about half a foot following a weekend of rain and snow, sending its levels well above the lower red line. Even with the rise, the Galilee remains four yards shy of being what is considered full. The...

January was Israel’s wettest month ever

JTA February 1, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Rainfall in the month of January broke all Israeli records. here were 29 days with some rain during the month of January, which broke the previous record of 25 wet days in January 1947, as recorded by the national Meteorological Service....

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