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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

‘Lawyers without Rights’ exhibit reopens at law library downtown

Published July 17, 2020

The acclaimed international exhibit, Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich, here in St. Louis for the first time, has reopened to the public.The showing in St. Louis is sponsored locally by Anti-Defamation League- Heartland,...

JCRC, NCJW offer notary services for absentee voters

Published 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...

Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged restarts grant application process

Published July 17, 2020

The Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is again accepting applications for its 2020 funding cycle from St. Louis area nonprofit organizations. The process was placed on hold...

Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham, left, and Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh, right, will both teach courses at the Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning this fall.

Two new Melton courses starting soon

Published July 16, 2020

Melton St. Louis will offer two new courses this fall. Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham of Congregation B’nai Amoona will teach a 10-week course titled “Social Justice: The Heart of Judaism in Theory and Practice” beginning Aug. 10.  On Sept. 3, Rabbi Elizabeth...

Covenant Place starts new tech tutoring program

Published July 3, 2020

Covenant Place, a senior living community on the Millstone Campus near Creve Coeur, has started a tech tutoring program for its senior residents. The program pairs high school volunteers with senior learners to teach them how to use Zoom and Facebook...

Protesters shout ‘dirty Jews’ at Paris rally against police racism

JTAPublished June 18, 2020

Paris police are investigating after multiple participants were heard shouting “dirty Jews” at a demonstration in Paris focused on Adama Traore, a black man who died in police custody there in 2016.The chants erupted at Republique Square on Saturday...

Dr. David Carr

Mirowitz Center holds Zoom talk on older drivers

Published June 4, 2020

The Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place will hold a free Zoom discussion at 2 p.m. June 24 with Dr. David Carr on “Driving Ms. Daisy – When Is It Time to Take an Uber?!”Carr is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the...

Kol Rinah plans ‘Zoom and Learn’ Series in June

Published June 4, 2020

Kol Rinah is offering a series of “Zoom and Learn” sessions at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays in June.  For more information or for Zoom links, email [email protected] or call 314-727-1747. The sessions planned are:   • June 7: Rabbi Scott...

From left: Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Roberta Kaplan, Michael Bloch and Amy Spitalnick.

Interfaith groups partner for online discussion of Charlottesville case

Published June 4, 2020

Congregation Shaare Emeth and 24 interfaith partners are planning an online discussion on “Taking White Supremacy to Court: The Charlottesville Case” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11.The speakers will be Rabbi Andrea Goldstein of Shaare Emeth, attorneys...

Rabbi James Stone Goodman

Local rabbi featured at Arts & Faith St. Louis virtual storytelling event

Published April 23, 2020

At 2 p.m. on April 26, Arts & Faith St. Louis and the St. Louis Storytelling Festival will co-host a virtual free storytelling event on the theme “Stories of Compassion.” The event will be available only on Zoom: https://muextension.zoom.us/j/519027333.Four...

Brian Herstig President and CEO, Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Jewish Federation’s Community Response Fund distributes more than $115,000 to local agencies

Published April 23, 2020

The first round of assistance from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Community Response Fund has already gone to local agencies on the front lines of providing assistance to the most vulnerable people in the Jewish community.More than 360 donors have...

Chabad offers ‘seder-to-go’ kits

Published April 2, 2020

As Passover approaches, and with all the safety restrictions being put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19, many Jewish families throughout the St. Louis region may not be able to gather for a seder with family and friends as they have done in...

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