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St. Louis Jewish Light

NCJW's 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...

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November 19, 2020

NCJW-STL Volunteers Jen Multari (left) and co-chair Stacy Abeles and St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams help two boys pick out school supplies during the 10th Annual Back to School Store in 2010 at Central Reform Congregation. Photo:...

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Pandemic prompts NCJW to reimagine Couturier fundraiser this year

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 6, 2020

The folks at National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis know that many of us look forward to their annual fundraiser Couturier Sale at the Resale Shop, when designer and high-end garments are featured at semi-bargain prices. Rather than disappoint us...

NCJWSTL Board President Gail Eisenkramer (left) and Immediate Past President Susan Katzman accept a 2020 Moonshot Award from LaunchCode for NCJW’s Healing Hearts Bank during an award ceremony July 10.

NCJWSTL program receives LaunchCode Moonshot Award

July 31, 2020

LaunchCode announced that National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis was a recipient of a 2020 Moonshot Award during a socially distanced morning celebration July 10 at Drive-In St. Louis. Launched in 2019 in honor of LaunchCode founder and St. Louis...

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis helped provide school essentials; clothes and other items to 2,000 St. Louis-area children during the organization's annual Back to School! Store on July 19. This year was the 20th anniversary of the event. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving provided a distribution hub where volunteers picked up boxes of filled backpacks to deliver to partner agencies in the St. Louis area, which distributed the bags to clients and members.

Pack it up: Back to School! Store is on a different roll this year

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT July 23, 2020

Every summer, hundreds of underserved St. Louis children get much needed school supplies, personal care items and clothing  thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women’s Back to School! Store. This year, in the midst of a pandemic, the event looked...

JCRC, NCJW offer notary services for absentee voters

July 17, 2020

The local chapters of Jewish Community Relations Council and National Council of Jewish Women are collaborating to offer notary services for absentee and mail-in ballots in advance of the August election.The effort comes after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson...

St. Louis Closet Co. donating portion of sales to NCJWSTL

St. Louis Closet Co. donating portion of sales to NCJWSTL

June 18, 2020

Closets for a Cause is continuing at Saint Louis Closet Co. as a percentage of its gross sales from June will be allocated for a donation to the Back to School! Store by National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis (NCJWSTL). For over 20 years, the Back...

 

NCJW’s Back to School! Store adapts for the times

Ellen Futterman, Editor June 4, 2020

Given the coronavirus pandemic and need for social distancing, this year’s Back to School! Store won’t look like it has in the past, but the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis promises it will still occur on Sunday, July 19. The organization...

From left, Gateway Transportation Center manager Sonia Day; and NCJWSTL volunteer Mary Murphy, board member Marilen Pitler and program director Heather Silverman.

NCJW partners with Gateway Transportation Center to install human trafficking posters

December 6, 2019

Gateway Transportation Center and the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis (NCJWSTL) have partnered to install human trafficking posters in an effort to create awareness and stop human trafficking. Located in downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Transportation...

Greg Yawitz will serve as next Board Chair of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Jewish Federation to install new officers at Annual Meeting, honor award recipients

August 30, 2019

Jewish Federation of St. Louis will install Greg Yawitz as its new board chair during the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting, which takes place at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Kaplan Feldman Complex, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Yawitz, the owner of Keat...

NCJW to lead Advocacy 101 class at Mirowitz Center

NCJW to lead Advocacy 101 class at Mirowitz Center

August 28, 2019

NCJW’s “Advocacy 101” class is a new addition to the Mirowitz Center programming lineup.  Class participants will learn ways to advocate to their legislators on issues of importance. Classes take place once a month for five months, beginning in...

From left, Susan Block, Ellen Alper of NCJW and Alyssa Banford of JCRC take part in the Heartland for Human Justice Coalition protest at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

St. Louis activists protest migrant detentions

By Kayla Steinberg, Staff Writer August 8, 2019

“My name is Jaakelin Caal Maquin. At the age of 7, I died on Dec. 8, 2018, after being detained by the El Paso border patrol.”LAWTON, Okla. — The 100-degree southwestern Oklahoma heat beat down on Heartland for Human Justice trip participants as,...

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