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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

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...

Torah MiTzion's Assi Gastfraind teaches elementary school-age
children during Bais Abraham's Shelanu Hebrew immersion Sunday
school. The children are, from left, Zeev Burton, Amit Kadan, Leor
Michelson, Noa Vilnai, Yoav Sened and Bar Danielli. Photo: Yana
Hotter

Hebrew program targets local Israeli families seeking to keep children fluent

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 11, 2012

Assi Gastfraind has his audience's full attention. As he looks into young faces as bright as the Sunday morning sunlight streaming into this classroom tucked comfortably behind Bais Abraham's sanctuary, every question seems to elicit a sea of eager waving...

The local troop of Tzofim, Israeli scouts, are shown at Temple
Israel on Nov. 13 during the 16th Annual commemoration of the death
of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Photo: Relli Abman

Scouting group keeps local Israeli families connected to Jewish State

BY GALIT LEV-HARIR, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT November 30, 2011

For 17-year-old Doron Grossman, transitioning from her kibbutz in Israel to high school in St. Louis wasn't easy. When she arrived here a few months ago, the teen knew very little English and felt somewhat out of place. Then she started attending meetings...

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