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St. Louis Jewish Light

During Missouri Torah Institute’s June 7 virtual event, emcee Aaron Lefton (left) and Michael and Carol Staenberg listen in as the Staenbergs’ close friends Wendy Dyer, Tami Fernandez, Tom Fellman and Larry Mizel surprise them by calling  in live on air to wish the Staenbergs their best wishes.

Spotlight Photos: July 1

July 2, 2020

Missouri Torah Institute held its 13th annual dinner on June 7, but as the event’s emcee Aaron Lefton, noted, it was virtually their first. The online event paid tribute to honorees Michael and Carol Staenberg. In a statement, the school noted the Staenberg...

Chabad St. Charles County

This week’s Spotlight Photos

June 18, 2020

Rabbi Chaim Landa and Bassy Landa, directors of the Chabad Jewish Center of St. Charles County, prepare dozens of ‘Shavuot-to-Go’ kits on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to be distributed to Jewish households throughout St. Charles County.  Photos: Bill...

The 2020 honorees include (all are WashU 2020 graduates except as noted): Micah Goldson, Fred J. Rosenbaum Award for Excellence; Maddie Lapp, Fontbonne 2020 graduate, Nachshon Award; Miles Johnson, Nachshon Award; Geordan Neinstein, Ahavat Tzion (Love of Israel) Award; Benjamin Ushman, Ahavat Tzion (Love of Israel) Award; Coby Drexler, Commitment to Jewish Life Award; Kayla Steinberg, Commitment to Jewish Life Award; Jamie Hendler, Tzedek Award; Jacob Gross, Creating a Jewish Legacy Award; Max Helfand, Gesher Award; Bryan Wilensky, Gesher Award; Preston Tasoff, Ner Tamid Award; Daniella Roth, Ner Tamid Award; and Ethan Weiner, Kesher Award.

This week’s Spotlight Photos

June 18, 2020

WashU Hillel honored 14 graduating student leaders at its 2020 Senior Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 31 via Zoom.  Over 100 family members and guests from around the country tuned in to hear congratulatory remarks from Washington University Chancellor...

 Jeremy Leib served as event emcee.

This week’s Spotlight Photos

June 18, 2020

On May 14, more than 1,000 guests attended Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School’s online Gala in the Cloud. Together, they raised $296,000 to help Mirowitz weather this historic time with tuition relief, technology upgrades and professional development. The...

The Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel: Graduation parade

This week’s Spotlight photos

June 4, 2020

To celebrate their three graduating classes, The Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel held its graduation parade on May 14. Families decorated their cars, drove through TI’s circle, and students and their families said hello to their teachers...

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