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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

Volunteers work at Central Reform Congregation on Tuesday afternoon to sort items donated to send to Joplin, Mo. Photo: Kristi Foster

St. Louis mobilizes Joplin relief

By Victoria Siegel, Special to the Jewish LightPublished June 1, 2011

It took just a little over 48 hours for the staff and a few members of United Hebrew Congregation in Creve Coeur to respond to an urgent request from the sole synagogue in tornado-ravaged Joplin. Through the generosity of St. Louisans and the speed and...

Rabbi Yehuda Weg

Jewish voices from Joplin

By Victoria Siegel, Special to the Jewish LightPublished June 1, 2011

A week after visiting Joplin to aid with recovery and rescue efforts following the tornado, Rabbi Yehuda Weg, of Chabad of Tulsa, still can't wrap his head around the devastation of the tornado that took at least 139 lives. "I've lived here for 24 years...

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