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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

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 17, 2016

August 17, 2016

Raising the minimum wage In the daily work of Jewish social service agencies, we serve many people who struggle with poverty, hunger and lack of opportunity. The policy statement on increasing the minimum wage that was adopted by the Jewish Community...

JCRC resolution calls for raising minimum wage

JCRC resolution calls for raising minimum wage

August 11, 2016

The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis recently passed a resolution advocating for an increase in the minimum wage. JCRC is the public policy arm of the organized Jewish community in the region, which frequently takes positions on issues...

Leonard Rifkin received a loan from the Jewish Federations
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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