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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 religious movements present plans to end gun violence

JTA REPORT January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — Jewish leaders representing the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are all answering the nation’s call for ideas to end gun violence. Together, they have held news conferences, written to Vice President Joe...

Same-sex marriage campaigns should heed local sentiments

By Fred Guttman, JTA May 23, 2012

By Fred Guttman · May 23, 2012 OPINION GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, "Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." Since the May 8 vote to approve North Carolina's Amendment One referendum,...

Howard Schwartz

8th Annual Heschel/King Celebration to honor Redmond and Schwartz

February 29, 2012

The Eighth Annual Heschel/King Celebration co-sponsored by Jews United For Justice and the Missouri Historical Society will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at Duff’s Restaurant, 392 N. Euclid Avenue in the Central West End.  Every year this...

This drawing of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Shimon Aryeh
Schwartz, a fifth-grade student at Epstein Hebrew Academy, will be
among the artwork on display.

African-American and Jewish students’ art featured in exhibit commemorating MLK

January 18, 2012

Children from the African-American and Jewish communities will showcase their artwork as part of the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration sponsored by the I.E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus. The art exhibit, "The Legacy of Dr. King,"...

Image courtesy Diane Everman, Jewish Community Archives

Martin Luther King had strong ties to St. Louis Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 12, 2012

The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked this year on Monday, Jan. 16. Considering his major accomplishments as the leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement - for which he earned a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize - it is still hard...

Congregation Temple Israel

Temple Israel to mark 125th anniversary

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

Rabbi Amy Feder likes to laud Temple Israel's ability to retain members - often over generations. "Even though we are a congregation growing in terms of young families, which is very exciting, it's pretty incredible that even those young families often...

Op-Ed: Answering the call to greatness

By Lynn Schusterman (JTA) January 20, 2011

TULSA, Okla. - On the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, 35 volunteers and 15 Teach For America teachers joined our team in Washington, D.C., to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through a day of service. Together they created...

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