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

NCJWs The Resale Shop launches online shopping platform

NCJW’s The Resale Shop launches online shopping platform

April 29, 2021

The Resale Shop, a charitable project of National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis, announced the opening of its newest retail venture: an online shopping platform. The online store debuted April 1. ShopTheResaleShop.org features a curated selection...

News and Schmooze is a weekly column by Editor Ellen Futterman. Email Ellen at: efutterman@thejewishlight.com

Helping in high gear

By Ellen Futterman, Editor May 7, 2020

If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that plans change and the only choice we have is to be flexible. The National Council of Jewish Women has taken this to heart and decided to reimagine a one-day volunteer opportunity originally intended...

Letters to the editor

Jewish leaders speak out against abortion law

June 20, 2019

We, the undersigned Jewish community leaders, take a public stand against the abortion ban (HB126) which Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently signed into law. The ban threatens the lives of women, their families, Missouri’s economy and our future. We...

Reva Davis, a retired teacher, has become an integral volunteer with National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Community Center and other organizations. Here, she carries donated items for NCJW’s 2019 Back to School! Store. Photo: Bill Motchan

Reva Davis: Fun, caring and unstoppable, former teacher drives on

By Ellie S. Grossman, Special to the Jewish Light May 29, 2019

While most people who reach their mid-80s start to slow down, Reva Mae Davis is a proud woman who lives each day to the fullest. At age 85, this retired schoolteacher, world traveler and professional volunteer has more hours in her day than most of her...

From left: Bryson, Amirah, Jordan and Kanaya.

NCJW helps young shoppers suit up for school

STORY & PHOTOS BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 2, 2018

The first day of class is a big deal for any child. This year, about 1,400 elementary school-age kids from low-income St. Louis families will be ready for the first bell thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis. The annual NCJW Back to...

Gretchen Arnold

NCJW plans domestic violence event Nov. 14

November 8, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis is partnering with the Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy with an event on Tuesday, Nov. 14to move the conversation forward on domestic violence. Domestic violence is a national and local issue...

 

NCJW will honor Maxine Clark at ‘Celebrating Women’ event

October 11, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis will honor Maxine Clark with its Hannah G. Solomon Founder’s Award during the Celebrating Women event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac (on the second floor). The...

Groups plan ‘ROAR’ leadership training

May 25, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section (NCJW), along with Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Jews United for Justice (JUJ), will present ROAR, a Jewish leadership training for Resistance, Organizing, Action and Resilience. The...

NCJW Mother’s Day open house event

May 4, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section welcomes the community to a Mother’s Day Open House hosted by Diane Katzman from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at Diane Katzman’s Studio, 8505 Delmar Blvd., #C (near I-170 and Delmar, between House of...

Sarah Wood Martin

NCJW honors Sarah Wood Martin

April 20, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women recently presented St. Louisan Sarah Wood Martin with the 2017 Elisa Froman Inspiring Leadership Award. She received the award at the NCJW National Convention in Atlanta on March 25, in recognition of her volunteer work...

NCJW welcomes columnist for annual Spring Luncheon

April 13, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis will hold its annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, April 27 at Westwood Country Club. There will be a VIP Reception at 11 a.m. and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Enjoy an afternoon with Tablet magazine columnist...

Cantor Leon Lissek

Kidney transplant awareness

Ellen Futterman, Editor March 8, 2017

Kidney transplant awarenessCongregation B’nai Amoona is hosting an informational session about kidney diseases and live kidney transplants at 2:30 p.m. March 19. The meeting is inspired, in part, by B’nai Amoona’s former cantor, Leon Lissek, who...

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