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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

Artists rendering of the new St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum.

Holocaust museum raises over $21 million, surpasses capital campaign goal

May 28, 2021

The capital campaign for the renovation and expansion of the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum surpassed its $21 million goal, museum officials announced late Thursday. Set to open in summer 2022, the new Holocaust museum will quadruple the...

Jewish Federation Annual Campaign chair: We are the glue that binds us in community

Jewish Federation Annual Campaign chair: We are the glue that binds us in community

VICKI SINGER May 21, 2021

I am glue.   That is what 17-year-old me wrote in a personal essay to get into college many (many) years ago. At that time, I had not developed a career path, built up a résumé or was gifted in music or sports. I felt quite ordinary compared with...

A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Jewish National Fund’s iconic blue charity box is now accepting bitcoin

Asaf Shalev April 23, 2021

(JTA) — The group that made blue collection boxes ubiquitous in the collective Jewish American memory is now accepting donations in a format fit for the digital age: bitcoin.  A charity with roots that go back to the start of modern Zionism,...

Weekday morning traffic going south on Lindbergh Boulevard passes by the steel sculptures adorning the hillside of the I.E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus. Sprinkled throughout the campus are a total of 215 pieces of art. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Public art a highlight of reborn Millstone Campus

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 9, 2020

As he takes a reporter on a tour of the art at the I.E. Millstone Campus near Creve Coeur, Michael Staenberg beams with pride. The Jewish philanthropist and developer resembles a proud papa, although in this case his offspring are 215 pieces of art, valued...

JF&CS gets $1.2 million anonymous donation

JF&CS gets $1.2 million anonymous donation

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer September 13, 2018

Jewish Family & Children’s Service recently received a $1.2 million donation from an anonymous supporter, according to the nonprofit organization. The donor gave the money as an unrestricted gift, meaning the organization can spread it among a...

In a 2007 file photo, Michael Staenberg (right) is shown with (from left) Jewish Community Center CEO Lynn Wittels, I.E. Millstone and Rabbi Brad Horwitz at a groundbreaking event for what would become the J’s Staenberg Family Complex. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Philanthropist’s gifts are more than money

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 27, 2017

Ask the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis about Michael Staenberg’s most valuable contribution to his agency, and the first answer Andrew Rehfeld gives doesn’t mention the philanthropist’s help with the $3.5 million renovation...

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