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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

Letters to the editor: June 17, 2020

Letters to the editor: June 17, 2020

June 18, 2020

Readers respond to Jewish Federation decision to drop adult learning classesA few weeks ago, I received the news that the Jewish Federation’s Adult Education program, CJL, would be summarily eliminated and staffers Cyndee Levy and Rabbi Tracy Nathan...

Jennifer Baer

PJ Library, MaTovu partner for drag queen story time

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR March 5, 2020

It’s been called inappropriate and much worse and drawn the ire of a Missouri lawmaker. Still, books will be read when PJ Library holds drag queen story time at MaTovu in the Botanical Heights neighborhood later this month.So popular is this event —...

Exhibit from St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center 

Holocaust Museum receives $750k NEH challenge grant and more Millstone Campus news

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 16, 2020

A couple of big developments have taken place at institutions on the I.E. Millstone Campus near Creve Coeur. For starters, the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, which is scheduled to undergo significant renovations and an expansion after...

Evan Glantz

Five questions for YPD’s Evan Glantz

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor October 24, 2019

In August, Jewish Federation of St. Louis held a relaunch event for its Young Professionals Division (YPD). Evan Glantz served as co-chair of this event, which was held at the .ZACK event space in Midtown. The organization told invitees that it had spent...

JProStl seeks nominations for peer recognition, partnership awards

JProStl seeks nominations for peer recognition, partnership awards

October 11, 2019

JProStl, the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, is now accepting nominations for the 15th Annual JProStl Peer Recognition Awards and the fifth annual JProStl Partnership Award. The...

Joel Frankel

Times have changed; the importance of the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign hasn’t

By Joel Frankel August 15, 2019

Ring ring. Ring ring. Hi, this is Jane. I am calling today as a Super Sunday Volunteer on behalf of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Thank you for your past support of our Annual Campaign. Last year you pledged $X, can we count on you for $X this year?...

Becca Near is coordinator of young adult engagement at Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Jewish Federation staffer networks to attract young adults

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor June 20, 2019

Becca Near sees her work as coordinator of young adult engagement for Jewish Federation of St. Louis as a critical part of the local Jewish community’s future.“I think it’s important for young professionals and young adults to know the different...

Rabbi Yosef Landa, director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis, speaks at a community gathering on Sunday organized by Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Jewish Community Relations Council after the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California.  Photo: Eric Berger 

Faith leaders urge redoubling of fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 1, 2019

The St. Louis Jewish community is mourning with others across the country in the wake of a fatal shooting Saturday during worship at a Southern California synagogue.“We cannot offer a deeper meaning. We are not even sure we know how to offer consolation,”...

On Sept. 27, Jewish Federation of St. Louis rededicated its building after major renovations. The building is now known as the Kaplan Feldman Complex. The rededication was immediately followed by Federation's Annual Meeting. Photo: Bill Motchan

Jewish Federation Annual Campaign raised $10.2 million

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 11, 2019

Despite continuing demographic challenges brought about by an increasingly elderly community, the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign met its goals by edging upward for the fourth straight year. “We’re thrilled with the results,” said Joel Frankel,...

Sharon Shattan places a scarf on Nancy Baum’s shoulder during a small-group acting exercise at a St. Louis NORC drama class in December. Photo: Mike Sherwin

St. Louis NORC taps theater pros for a fun introduction to the dramatic arts

By Xena Wolf, Special to the Jewish Light January 10, 2019

It is 10:30 on a recent Friday morning at the Jewish Community Center, and eight senior adults sit in a small circle—though the conversations are so lively that it feels like a much larger crowd. “Hello, time travelers,” Miles Bledsoe of St. Louis’s...

The Maccabeats will be one of several musical acts performing at the Sababa festival Oct. 14.   

Sababa festival will highlight Jewish arts, culture, food

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 4, 2018

Jewish arts, music, food and culture will take center stage during a festival debuting this month. The inaugural Sababa Jewish Arts and Culture Festival will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, at Washington University. Sababa — the word is Modern Hebrew slang...

Andrew Rehfeld, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, at right, met with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., on Sept. 14 at the nonprofit’s headquarters near Creve Coeur.   

Sen. Blunt meets with Jewish community leaders

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer September 21, 2018

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., met with Andrew Rehfeld, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, on Sept. 14 to “discuss policy issues of concern to both him and our community,” Rehfeld wrote on Facebook.The leader of the Jewish nonprofit told...

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