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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Ally Kalishman dedicated her mitzvah project to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). She served as a planning committee member for the group’s fundraising walk, as well as leading the marketing effort for the event and serving as its emcee. 

Mitzvot from the Heart: Alyssa Kalishman

Published March 30, 2016

Alyssa Kalishman, Congregation Shaare EmethAt the age of 6 months old, Ally was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies. Daughter of Amy and Jim Kalishman of Ladue, she is deathly allergic to eggs, dairy, tree nuts, and shellfish. So much so,...

Lauren Mishkin

Mitzvot from the Heart: Lauren Mishkin

Published February 24, 2016

Lauren Mishkin, Congregation Shaare EmethLauren Mishkin loves working with kids and wanted to volunteer in a classroom for her mitzvah project. For six months, she spent every Tuesday afternoon at the University City Children’s Center, a diverse early...

Zach Wochner is shown with bimah baskets made to benefit the cats and dogs at St. Louis County Animal Care and Control, where Zach volunteers.

Mitzvot from the Heart: Zach Wochner

Published February 24, 2016

Zach Wochner, United Hebrew CongregationUnited Hebrew’s HaDerech Mitzvot is a program to enhance students’ connection to Judaism as they prepare for their bar or bat mitzvah. Throughout the past year, Zach Wochner, son of Micki and Michael Wochner...

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