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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The logo for Jewish Family Services, formerly known as Jewish Family & Children's Service. 

JF&CS changes name, aims to widen impact

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR January 16, 2020

Despite a name change and a relatively new chief, the mission of Jewish Family Services (formerly Jewish Family & Children’s Service) remains the same: supporting families and seniors, alleviating hunger and improving mental health. Last February,...

JF&CS awarded $50k to support city seniors

July 5, 2018

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) has been awarded $50,000 by the St. Louis City Seniors Fund during its inaugural year of grant funding. The Fund, which was established by passage of the Seniors Count Ballot Initiative, will help St....

Leonard Rifkin received a loan from the Jewish Federation's
Lifeline Fund to help pay bills while he searches for a new job.
Photo: Kristi Foster

Economic fallout still taking a toll

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light December 28, 2011

Not long ago Melvin Zuhler seemed to have it all -- his family, his health, a successful business and a bank account totaling near six figures. Yet as 2011 draws to a close, Zuhler is looking for only one thing -- help. "I want a second chance," said...

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