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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

JSU seeks teens for four-week trip to Israel

JSU seeks teens for four-week trip to Israel

January 27, 2022

Not sure how to provide your teen with a quality and meaningful Jewish programming this coming summer?  Send him or her on Jewish Student Union’s “Anne Samson Jerusalem Journey” (TJJ).  TJJ is an inspirational four-week touring experience in Israel...

After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, IsraAID opened six mobile medical clinics on the island. Photo courtesy of IsraAID 

Teens needed for Jewish Student Union relief mission to Puerto Rico

January 3, 2022

In 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico leaving a great deal of devastation in its path. Jewish Student Union (JSU) Relief Missions have been going down to help rebuild ever since. There is still much to be done. Over President’s Day weekend (Feb....

JSU service trip to New Orleans

Chesed down on the Bayou

By Sam Zitin March 6, 2020

Over President’s Day weekend, I was pleased to help chaperone a Jewish Student Union (JSU) relief trip to New Orleans. Eight students, Rabbi Yitzchak Staum and I traveled there Wednesday, Feb. 12 to join other staff and students from all over the Midwest....

A scene from a previous ‘Jerusalem Journey’ Israel trip led by Jewish Student Union.

JSU plans summer trip in Israel for high school students

November 15, 2019

Jewish Student Union invites high school students in ninth through 12th grades to spend four weeks in Israel as part of JSU’s The Anne Samson Jerusalem Journey. The Israel trip is for Jewish teens attending public and private non-Jewish high schools. Supported...

The 2015 class of the Jewish Student Union’s Galia & Milton Movitz Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars Program. JSU Director Rabbi Mike Rovinsky is at left and Galia Movitz is sixth from the right in the first row. A new year of the Israel Scholars Program begins Nov. 2.

JSU’s Israel Scholars program to start new semester for teens and adults

October 26, 2018

In early November, Jewish Student Union will begin a new semester of its Galia and Milton Movitz-Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars course, with separate programs for teens and adults. The course is designed to help participants  develop a deeper...

Epstein Hebrew Academy and Yeshivat Kadimah high school students welcome the recently completed Jewish Student Union ‘Torah of Unity’ during a ceremony Monday morning. The Torah will be housed at EHA but will be available for a variety of Jewish youth programs.   Photo: Bill Motchan

Jewish Student Union celebrates completion of new Torah scroll

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light December 7, 2017

From two-year-olds to 12th graders, a full range of young people were on hand from two area day schools Monday to mark the dedication of a new Torah, which aims to meet the needs of St. Louis’s Jewish youth.“You are our living Sifrei Torah,” Rabbi...

The 2015 class of the Jewish Student Union’s Galia & Milton Movitz Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars Program. JSU Director Rabbi Mike Rovinsky is at left and Galia Movitz is sixth from the right in the first row. A new year of the Israel Scholars Program begins Nov. 2.

Israel Scholars program partners with SLU

By Eric Berger, Staff writer October 18, 2017

Jewish Student Union of St. Louis has entered into a new partnership with St. Louis University to offer an Israel education program to high school students for college credit. The Galia & Milton Movitz Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars Program...

Zeev Ben-Shachar

Groups partner for Zeev Ben-Shachar talks

April 27, 2017

Jewish Student Union (JSU), Center for Jewish Learning and the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library present two free programs with Zeev Ben-Shachar on Sunday, April 30 in partnership with Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series: • ‘Jerusalem - United for...

Zeev Ben-Shachar

JSU’s Israel Engagement Week will welcome Jerusalem U educator as scholar-in-residence

April 20, 2017

In a rapidly changing world, where people are constantly consuming information and news on their feeds, how can we transcend the catchy headlines and acquire a solid and nuanced understanding of Israel? How do we understand complicated realities and stay...

From left: Gloria Feldman, Marcy and Rick Cornfeld,  and Erica Morris will be recognized at the March 19 JSU gala. 

Jewish Student Union to honor Gloria Feldman, Marcy and Rick Cornfeld

March 8, 2017

JSU will celebrate 14 years of inspiring Jewish teens at its Annual Gala on March 19 at the Clayton Plaza. JSU will honor Gloria Feldman and Marcy and Rick Cornfeld for their ongoing dedication and commitment to strengthen the Jewish identity and...

Israel Scholars Program starts new semester for teens and adults, and offers high school and college credit

October 20, 2016

Jewish Student Union’s Movitz-Danforth Israel Scholars program will meet for 15 weeks every Thursday beginning Nov. 10th.  JSU will be offering both an adult and teen version of the program, with adults meeting from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and teens from...

Hadag Nachash

Hadag Nachash to bring Israeli hip-hop to Pageant

February 22, 2012

St. Louis Hillel has announced that Hadag Nachash, an Israeli hip-hop group, will perform at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Several Washington University student groups secured funding for the concert through the university's...

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