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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

Rabbi Hershey Novack is co-director of the Chabad on Campus Rohr Center for Jewish Life at Washington University.

Improving social ties on Purim

By Rabbi Hershey Novack February 23, 2021

A recent article in The Atlantic (“The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories of Friendship”) focuses on the decline of interactions among “weak social ties” during the COVID-19 pandemic. This refers to the people we know casually – the people...

Chabad on Campus plans summer programs

June 28, 2017

Chabad on Campus has planned a variety of summer programs, including Shabbat dinners, social barbecues, Torah classes and a Shabbaton.“Summer is an effective time to engage college-age students,” Rabbi Hershey Novack, director and spiritual leader...

 

Suffering Seniors; Kudos to Rabbi Novack

Ellen Futterman, Editor May 11, 2016

Suffering seniorsLately I haven’t been able to stay on task at all. I start something and then get easily distracted. Focusing on conversations seems a chore and my eyes gloss over when reading anything deeper than People magazine. Mostly all I want...

The St. Louis Hillel building as it looks today; an addition to
the left of the building, which housed an auditorium, lobby,
kitchen and offices, was torn down last year.

A changed landscape, approach for St. Louis Hillel

Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light February 1, 2012

Jacqueline Ulin Levey believes college organizations such as Hillel have to be proactive when it comes to reaching out and engaging students. That's why the Jewish organization is now meeting students at places on campus where they hang out, including...

Eli Temkin at the Next Dor house. 

What’s next for the Jewish NextGen?

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light December 7, 2011

Rachel Tabak, 28, grew up at Congregation B'nai Amoona, which she still attends with family for the High Holidays. But she said she isn't a member of the congregation on her own. "I think that really kicks in when you have kids," said Tabak. "In between...

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