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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

Nishmah plans virtual summer offerings

July 2, 2020

Nishmah plans to keep St. Louis Jewish women connected and engaged this summer while continuing the practice of social distancing. The organization is offering a series of four “Mini Salons” led by inspiring facilitators including former Nishmah Director...

From left: Rabbi Levi Landa, Rob Goldberg and Ronit Sherwin will be guest speakers in a series of online discussions planned by JProStl. 

Online series will feature former Jewish professional leaders in St. Louis

July 2, 2020

A new three-part Summer ‘at Home’ Series of online events will feature three former Jewish professional leaders in St. Louis. Rabbi Levi Landa, Rob Goldberg and Ronit Sherwin spent their early careers making meaningful connections and building community....

A JDC employee, right, delivers an aid package to a Jewish woman in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 2020.  

For elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union, COVID-19 lockdown loneliness is debilitating

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA July 2, 2020

(JTA) — Tamara Boronina, an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Ukraine, can barely afford her small Odessa apartment on her monthly pension of $65.She is a widow whose only daughter died in 1999. Unable to visit the local Jewish community center...

Pride rallies held across Israel in lieu of annual parades due to coronavirus

JTA July 2, 2020

JERUSALEM — They came out by the thousands across Israel to show their support for LGBTQ rights — but the numbers were a far cry from the Pride parades held annually that were canceled due to the coronavirus.Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, as well...

Ohio’s Health Dept. director resigns after backlash over stay-at-home orders

JTA June 18, 2020

Amy Acton, the Department of Health director in Ohio who came under fire for the stay-at-home orders to stem the coronavirus crisis, including armed protesters carrying signs with anti-Semitic messages, has resigned.Acton will become the chief health...

Traditional plans virtual classes

May 7, 2020

Traditional Congregation welcomes the community to several virtual class offerings. To receive a registration link for any of the classes, contact Marian at [email protected] or 314-576-5230. The classes are: • Jewish History with Rabbi Seth Gordon,...

Jewish Mindfulness Center offers virtual meditation sits

May 7, 2020

Whether you are brand new to meditation or have a daily practice, joining with others in meditation can bring a centering and calmness to a time filled with challenge and uncertainty. All are welcome to join with Rabbi Andrea Goldstein for our twice-weekly...

Rabbi Janine Schloss

Rabbi returns to St. Louis to become spiritual leader of Shir Hadash

May 7, 2020

A familiar face is returning to the St. Louis Jewish community. Rabbi Janine Schloss will become the next spiritual leader of Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community, effective July 1. Schloss grew up in California and initially came to St. Louis in 1993,...

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