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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

Jewish Federation launches ‘Knowledge Through Experience’ leadership program

August 17, 2017

The Young Professionals Division of Jewish Federation of St. Louis has created “Knowledge Through Experience,” a program designed to build leadership skills for young Jewish adults to network and improve opportunities for growth in the local community.The...

‘Casimir visits Esterka,’ an 1870 painting by Władysław Łuszczkiewicz. 

Affairs of state: How Jewish mistresses played major roles in history

BY ROBERT A. COHN | Editor-in-Chief Emeritus December 28, 2016

“Show me the fiercest general and he will tremble before a skirt.” — Napoleon Bonaparte  Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Jewish-born actress and femme fatale who died Dec. 18 at the age of 99, collected nine husbands and countless lovers during her long life....

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (left) and Maryville University President Dr. Mark Lombardi at Powell Hall last week for Barak’s talk as part of Maryville’s St. Louis Speakers Series. Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr.

Ehud Barak urges leaders to talk less, act more

BY ROBERT A. COHN , Editor-in-Chief Emeritus November 9, 2016

Ehud Barak is like a character in a spy thriller by Israeli novelist Daniel Silva — except that Barak is real and realistic about the State of Israel, which he served as prime minister from 1999-2001. Barak, Israel’s most decorated soldier, addressed...

Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg is Senior Rabbi of United Hebrew Congregation.

The measure of a leader

By Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg January 25, 2012

The political season has arrived!  There is buzz all around as to who is truly electable and who will best represent our country and the desires of the voters.  And, certainly with every election year, at least for me, comes the internal struggle with...

Millstone Institute seeks applicants for young Jewish adult leadership training series

August 24, 2011

The Lens, a leadership program for adults in their 20s who are interested in issues of community change, is seeking applicants. This three-part interactive program, sponsored by the Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership, will be held in October 2011....

Federation seeks nominations for young adult leadership award

July 27, 2011

Nominations are now being accepted for Jewish Federation's 2011 David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes key players in the Jewish community under 40 years of age. These pioneering leaders must be active in Jewish...

Deborah Grayson Riegel

Millstone Institute aims to inspire, develop Jewish community leaders

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light June 15, 2011

How would Moses run a synagogue board meeting? Preposterous idea? Not really, when you consider what's at stake in preparing the next generation of leaders to take charge and get things done while being guided by Jewish values, be it through groups within...

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