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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

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis helped provide school essentials; clothes and other items to 2,000 St. Louis-area children during the organizations annual Back to School! Store on July 19. This year was the 20th anniversary of the event. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving provided a distribution hub where volunteers picked up boxes of filled backpacks to deliver to partner agencies in the St. Louis area, which distributed the bags to clients and members.

Pack it up: Back to School! Store is on a different roll this year

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT July 23, 2020

Every summer, hundreds of underserved St. Louis children get much needed school supplies, personal care items and clothing  thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women’s Back to School! Store. This year, in the midst of a pandemic, the event looked...

By the Numbers: The J

By the numbers: The J

October 24, 2019

Ever wonder how many towels the Jewish Community Center goes through in a week when the pools are open during the summer? Or how many people volunteer there?We posed those questions and more to Lisa Marucci, director of marketing and communications at...

Jewish Federation seeks nominations for annual awards

June 15, 2017

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is seeking nominations for two annual awards — one honoring professionals working for a Jewish community organization and the other honoring volunteer leaders in the Jewish community who are age 45 or younger. 2017 Fred...

Staenberg Foundation awards more than $58,000 in ‘Anything Grants’

April 20, 2017

The Staenberg Family Foundation announced that 14 local Jewish organizations will be recipients of more than $58,000 though the Anything GrantsTM, aimed at helping organizations raise funds for a variety of needs. The recipients of this year’s Staenberg...

Deadline approaching for Inclusion Mini-Grants

February 22, 2017

The deadline to submit applications for Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ 2017 Inclusion Mini-Grants is Feb. 28.The Inclusion Mini-Grants are aimed at helping Jewish agencies and organizations eliminate barriers to active participation of individuals...

Andrew Rehfeld is President and CEO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Solidarity critique deserves nuanced reply

By Andrew Rehfeld February 15, 2017

Two weeks ago the Jewish Federation of St. Louis issued a statement expressing concern with the recent executive order concerning refugees. The statement enjoyed the broad, if not unanimous support of our organization’s leadership. Since then we have...

Jewish Federation seeks applications for Inclusion Mini-Grants

January 19, 2017

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is offering another round of Inclusion Mini-Grants for 2017. The Inclusion Mini-Grants are aimed at helping Jewish agencies and organizations eliminate barriers to active participation of individuals with disabilities and...

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Service is the hallmark of St. Louis Jewish Federation

By Andrew Rehfeld September 14, 2016

“The Jewish Federation of St. Louis is not a fundraising organization.”When I first made this statement, it struck a lot of people as a strange thing to say.  Yes, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis raises as much as $20 million each year, including...

Teens take part in a 2013 JOLT event. File photo

Program for St. Louis Jewish teens ends after enrollment decline

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer June 23, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has decided to discontinue its afterschool education program for teens because of declining enrollment in recent years, leaders say.The Jewish Opportunities and Learning For Teens (JOLT) program offered courses such as Jews...

Carol and Michael Staenberg. File photo

Staenberg Family Foundation awards 14 ‘Anything Grants’

April 21, 2016

The Staenberg Family Foundation announced that 14 local Jewish organizations will be recipients of more than $56,000 though the Anything Grants, aimed at helping organizations raise funds for a variety of needs. “The Anything Grants help ensure that...

Editorial: Check and Raise

January 25, 2012

The Jewish Light reported last week on the Jewish Federation of St. Louis' annual campaign results, and due to the loss of a few major donations, giving trends and the economy, the campaign itself was down from 2010. The organization also touted some...

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