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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...

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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...

Applications sought for Hy C. Miller scholarship fund for teen Israel trip

February 1, 2012

St. Louis area teens are encouraged to apply for the Hy C. Miller Israel Scholarship Fund, which offers a month-long Israel trip, including airfare from New York, for $1,999 (and in some cases less).The trip, called the Jerusalem Journey (TJJ), also includes...

Jewish Student Union works with other campus Jewish
organizations to offer diverse programming and events. Shown is
Matisyahu (right), whom JSU brought to campus in 2009, for an
acoustic set in Graham Chapel.Jewish Light file photo by Sam Guzik

Jewish Student Union at Wash U.

August 24, 2011

Just as every member of the student body at Washington University is a member of Student Union, every person on campus who identifies as a Jew is technically part of an umbrella organization for Jewish students called the Jewish Student Union (JSU).The...

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