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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

Jewish religious movements present plans to end gun violence

JTA REPORT January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — Jewish leaders representing the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are all answering the nation’s call for ideas to end gun violence. Together, they have held news conferences, written to Vice President Joe...

Conservative rabbinic group issues guidelines for same-sex wedding rituals

By Ben Sales, JTA June 4, 2012

NEW YORK — The Conservative movement — affirming that same-sex marriages have “the same sense of holiness and joy as that expressed in heterosexual marriages” — last week established rituals for same-sex wedding ceremonies. The landmark vote...

Noa Rose flashes a smile before she heads off to Israel. Rose
will be gone for an entire year. (Photo courtesy of Noa Rose)

St. Louis teen reflects after living in Israel for 10 months

By Kyla Gersten, Freshman, Parkway Central May 9, 2012

Over the past 10 months, Noa Rose’s life has been a little different than the average American teenager. She has been living halfway across the world in Israel. Noa, 13, goes to Congregation B’nai Amoona in Saint Louis, where her father, Rabbi Carnie...

Schwarz to lead interfaith tour of Indonesia, Israel Jordan

JTA February 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A group of U.S. Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders will take a six-city tour of Indonesia, Jordan and Israel to discuss the role of religion in advancing peace. The trip, which will include 12 religious leaders from the United States...

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