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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

New exhibit pays tribute to 120 years of St. Louis’ Jewish Federation

New exhibit pays tribute to 120 years of St. Louis’ Jewish Federation

Bill Motchan , Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 6, 2022

A new exhibit opening April 10 at the Jewish Federation traces the organization’s roots in the late 1880s through today. The exhibit, in the lobby of the Kaplan Feldman Complex, honors the Federation’s past and its contributions to the St. Louis Jewish...

Letters to the editor: Disappointment in eliminating CJL, adult classes

Letters to the editor: Disappointment in eliminating CJL, adult classes

Published June 4, 2020

I received the email from Jewish Federation — the letter was dense and filled with ‘organization speak,’ a lot of words essentially saying nothing. The bottom line was clear: The Federation will close its educational opportunities offered for decades.I...

Cyndee Levy directed Jewish Federation’s now-closed Center for Jewish Learning.

Federation drops adult learning classes

By ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITORPublished June 4, 2020

Center for Jewish Learning eliminated; some programs will continue under different departmentThirty years ago, Rachel Guller started taking adult classes from the Central Agency for Jewish Education and Engagement (CAJE) and continued when it merged with...

Brian Herstig President and CEO, Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Jewish Federation’s Community Response Fund distributes more than $115,000 to local agencies

Published April 23, 2020

The first round of assistance from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Community Response Fund has already gone to local agencies on the front lines of providing assistance to the most vulnerable people in the Jewish community.More than 360 donors have...

A Good Choice for Jewish Federation

A Good Choice for Jewish Federation

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished November 14, 2019

After an exhaustive search, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has named Brian Herstig to be the next president and CEO of the community-wide philanthropic organization. Herstig is a solid choice to lead the Federation in a time of concerns and challenges...

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