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St. Louis Jewish Light

Fraternity members (from left) Josh Max and Michael Balk pose while canning in the streets of downtown Columbia, MO (AEPi Rock-A-Thon, Facebook)

AEPi Rock-A-Thon smashes donation record with $180,000 for American Cancer Society

Alec Baris, Digital Content ManagerPublished April 20, 2021

This past weekend, members of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) Fraternity at the University of Missouri-Columbia participated in their biennial philanthropy, Rock-A-Thon, where one member is designated to rock in a rocking chair for 62 straight hours. All...

The AEPi Rock-A-Thon in 2015.

Mizzou fraternity plans annual ‘Rock-A-Thon’ fundraiser

Published April 20, 2017

The University of Missouri-Columbia chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity will hold its biennial “Rock-A-Thon” philanthropy April 27-29. The money raised will go toward the American Cancer Society for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma research.The event has...

Rabbi Avraham Lapine is the director of Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri. 

Unified vision key to repairing Mizzou’s fractured community

BY RABBI AVRAHAM LAPINEPublished July 13, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Our campus community is undergoing a much-needed period of healing. Racial protests, discriminatory bias and a toxic atmosphere of disunity have torn apart the fraternity of our school, threatening the core values upon which the University...

Upcoming AJC St. Louis event examines BDS on campus

By Eric Berger, Staff WriterPublished May 11, 2016

Jonathan Kamel, a student senator at Northwestern University, helped counter the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement’s efforts in 2015 to pass a resolution targeted at Israel at the school. Kamel was involved with the school’s Hillel, which...

U of Missouri hit with 3rd anti-Semitic incident in less than a year

Marcy OsterPublished March 2, 2016

(JTA) — University of Missouri officials condemned an anti-Semitic incident at a campus residence hall, the second this school year and the third in less than a calendar year.A poster reading “Hitler rules” was hung Monday on a bulletin board in...

Chana and Rabbi Avraham Lapine have started a new Chabad student
center at Mizzou. The couple is shown with their son, Mendel.

Chabad opens student center at Mizzou

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish LightPublished November 23, 2011

Avraham Lapine hails from the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y. but the 25-year-old Lubavitcher rabbi says he has felt no culture shock since opening the new Chabad Jewish Student Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia two weeks ago. "My...

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