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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

Entrepreneurs Andrew Glantz (left), 23, and Aidan Folbe, 20, created the app GiftAMeal, which has provided more than 100,000 meals to people in need.

App-titude for doing good: Entrepreneurs let restaurant patrons feed the needy at the same time

BY CAROL WOLF SOLOMON, Special to the Jewish Light January 31, 2018

In 2016, 41.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in the United States, meaning they were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire enough food to meet the needs of all their members because they had insufficient money or other resources...

With a background in coding and Jewish education technology, Russel Neiss has created several social media projects highlighting social justice issues that have gone viral.Photo: Eric Berger

Activist has a knack for turning code into viral social media phenomena

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer January 24, 2018

Russel Neiss and Rori Picker Neiss like to joke that when they met in student government in college in New York, “Rori was trying to hold it together while I was trying to bring the whole thing down,” said Russel, who along with Rori attended the...

Medical equipment collection drive planned

April 27, 2017

The Social Action Committees of Congregation B’nai Amoona, Congregation Temple Israel, Congregation Shaare Emeth, United Hebrew Congregation, Temple Emanuel, Kol Rinah, Central Reform Congregation and Traditional Congregation are working together to...

JCRC, Jewish Federation plan upcoming ‘Leading for Social Change: Washington D.C. Mission’

November 9, 2016

The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Millstone Institute invite members of the Jewish community to participate in “Leading for Social Change: Washington D.C. Mission,” from Sunday, April 30 to Tuesday, May...

Memorial concert to benefit B’nai Amoona Social Action Committee

October 26, 2016

The 9th Annual Dr. Herman T. Blumenthal Memorial Concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road. The concert will include vocal solos, piano solos and music from the men’s chorus.  Admission is...

Letter to the Editor: September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016

Call for actionTwenty-three years ago there was a bombing in a marketplace in Sarajevo. Eighty people were killed and a close-up of an 8-year-old little girl wounded was the image that demanded that I should do something, right now.  No more watching...

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...

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