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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...

Golf tournament to raise funds for Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

Golf tournament to raise funds for Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

September 25, 2020

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov, a local Jewish girls high school, will be hold its 19th annual John T. Glore Memorial Excellence in Education Golf Tournament on Oct. 21 at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.  Glore was a general studies principal...

University City School District’s Ronald E. McNair Administration Center on Groby Road. Photo: Eric Berger

U City eases path for move of Torah Prep girls school

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR July 23, 2020

Torah Prep School of St. Louis could soon have a new home for its girls division, but some University City residents see that as coming at the expense of the Black community.At a U City school board meeting July 9, public comments over whether to declare...

Michael and Carol Staenberg

Missouri Torah Institute virtual fundraiser will honor Michael and Carol Staenberg

May 24, 2020

Missouri Torah Institute’s 13th Annual Dinner will be a virtual fundraising event on Sunday, June 7, honoring St. Louis philanthropists Michael and Carol Staenberg. The interactive virtual event, entitled “See the Success. Envision the Future,”...

Mirowitz plans ‘Gala in the Cloud’ virtual fundraiser on May 14

Mirowitz plans ‘Gala in the Cloud’ virtual fundraiser on May 14

May 8, 2020

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School welcomes the community to raise a glass and support the school during its “Gala in the Cloud” virtual fundraising event at 8:30 p.m. on May 14. “Our ‘Gala in the Cloud’ will be unlike any other gala, but...

Yeshivat Kadimah plans 7th Annual Scholarship Gala

Yeshivat Kadimah plans 7th Annual Scholarship Gala

February 9, 2020

Yeshivat Kadimah High School of St. Louis will hold its 7th annual scholarship gala on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Moulin Events & Meetings in the Historic Centennial Malt House of the Schnaider Brewery, 2017 Chouteau Ave.The event will be celebrating the...

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...

The honorees at Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School's 25th anniversary dinner will include (from left) Yale and Gail Miller, Dr. Craig and Dr. Jackie Reiss.

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov to hold 25th Anniversary Dinner

November 15, 2019

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School, an Orthodox Jewish girls school, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a dinner on Nov. 24 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave. The school will recognize Yale and Gail Miller as guests of honor, and...

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...

Stephen and Darien Arnstein

‘Mirowitz in Bloom’ gala set for May 5

April 18, 2019

More than 450 supporters of Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School will celebrate “Mirowitz in Bloom” on Sunday, May 5 at the school’s annual gala. The evening will highlight the generations of students who have bloomed into capable and ethical...

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...

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