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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Jonathan Greenblatt

Zoom is getting safer. Here’s how you can make your meetings even more secure.

By Jonathan Greenblatt April 23, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, most Americans were not familiar with the concept of Zoombombing. But as the COVID-19 pandemic forced many business, community and even social meetings online, Zoom increasingly became the platform of choice for videoconferencing....

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

US synagogues need what many Europeans have – armed guards

By Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt May 9, 2019

MOSCOW — Whether it’s a white supremacist targeting praying Jews, blacks or Muslims, or an Islamic radical committed to killing Christians on Easter Sunday, it has become very trendy to attack houses of worship.In Europe, synagogues unfortunately...

Scott Biondo, community security director for Jewish Federation, walks through Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery last week, discussing security upgrades with a reporter, including new fencing on the cemetery perimeter (visible at left). Last February, more than 150 gravestones were toppled at the cemetery. Photo: Mike SherwinPhoto: Mike Sherwin

One year later: Chesed Shel Emeth

By Eric Berger , Staff Writer February 21, 2018

If you drive north on Hanley Road past the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery, you will notice a new 6-foot-high metal fence on your left.Or maybe you won’t notice it. When more than 150 headstones were knocked over in February 2017, there was already...

St. Louis Jewish institutions receive $370,000 in Homeland Security grants

By Eric Berger, Staff writer July 6, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security has provided $370,000 in security grants to six local Jewish organizations and synagogues. The money from the Nonprofit Security Grants Program can be used for security training or improvements to security infrastructure.The...

Millstone campus

Incidents underscore need to remain vigilant

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer February 24, 2016

A series of scary incidents over the last few weeks in the St. Louis Jewish community as well as in Jewish communities elsewhere have forced local organizations and institutions to test their security plans.Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School in Creve...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks of President
Barack Obamas commitment with Israel in a seven-minute internet
video released by the Obama campaign. The video is part of an
effort to respond to attacks on Obamas record on Israel.

Republicans—and Democrats—pitch to Florida Jews

By Ron Kampeas, JTA January 25, 2012

WASHINGTON-Barack Obama won't show up on the vote tallies after polls close in Florida's Republican primary on Jan. 31, but the president's supporters already are waging a fight for the Sunshine State. Democrats are rolling out a campaign to rival any...

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