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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

Federation awards $50k to inclusion programs

May 26, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has awarded $50,000 in grants to 14 Jewish schools, agencies and congregations for inclusive programs. This is the second year that the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has allocated Mini Grants in order to help Jewish organizations...

Shaare Emeth Rabbi Emeritus Jeffrey Stiffman speaks to participants of Seniors on the Move during a tour of the former Shaare Emeth building in University City. Photo: Andrew Kerman

St. Louis Jewish history tour kicks off new program for seniors

By Margaret Gillerman, Special to the Jewish Light April 27, 2016

The Biddle Street neighborhood once bustled with Jewish merchants hawking everything from pickles and knishes to dry goods and shoes.Roxanne Weisman’s grandparents used to live in that colorful old Jewish neighborhood.Later, her family became part...

Rabbi Jonah Zinn serves Congregation Shaare Emeth and is a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association. 

Dressing for self-identity success

By Rabbi Jonah Zinn March 9, 2016

When I was in elementary school, I had a classmate who wore a shirt and tie to school every day. Although I remember his distinctive wardrobe choice decades later, I never spent much time thinking about his motives. Looking back, it would seem this was...

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