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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

Jewish Prison Outreach

October 3, 2017

Address: c/o Congregation Neve Shalom, 6 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146 | Photo: 314-222-9864 | email: [email protected] James Stone GoodmanJewish Prison Outreach (JPO) provides educational and religious material to incarcerated...

Inmate writes of struggle to maintain Jewish connections

By Juan Howard April 18, 2012

One day while sitting at a table with some friends, a conversation about Jews and the Palestinians was brought up. Somewhere in the soon-to-become-heated debate, a question arose concerning the validity of Jews’ claim to Eretz Yisrael. At that point...

Former prisoner says group changed her life

By Susan Fadem May 22, 2011

Arrested in her car at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Patti was charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A would-be “girl next door,” she says, and a confirmand of Temple Israel, she violated the drug-free terms of her five-year...

(From left) Margie Kessler, Steve Sorkin, Marsha Koski, Rabbi James Stone Goodman and Lou Albert of Jewish Prison Outreach board. Photo: Kristi Foster

Jewish Prison Outreach

BY SUSAN FADEM, Special to the Jewish Light May 22, 2011

The myth is that every Jew excels and succeeds. The reality is that those who fail, by conventional standards, are sometimes forgotten. A Jewish prisoner — a seeming contradiction in terms to many — wrote a letter several years ago to the Jewish...

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