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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

Students and learning specialists collaborate in Epstein Hebrew Academy’s “Brain Cave,” its department for student support services.

Jewish day schools in St. Louis aim to help students with special needs

BY ERIC BERGER, STAFF WRITER August 30, 2018

On July 30, Chana Novack, the mother of a fourth-grader, posted on the St. Louis Jewish Mamas Facebook page that eight children were not returning to Orthodox Jewish schools this year because of their “behavioral and learning needs.”“I’m sure...

Rabbi Amiel Rosenbloom congratulates students at the Block Yeshiva High School commencement ceremony in 2010. File photo: Lisa Mandel

After 38 years, Block Yeshiva closes its doors

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer August 31, 2016

After 38 years of serving St. Louis area Orthodox teenagers and their families, Louis and Sarah Block Yeshiva High School has closed. Rabbi Gabriel Munk, principal of the school, said significant declining enrollment numbers led to the closure before...

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