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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

LARA ALQASEM

LARA ALQASEM

Miriam Alster October 17, 2018

Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American graduate student, arrives at a Tel Aviv District court, Oct. 11, 2018. She is being held in detention at Israel’s international airport since last week over allegations that she promotes a boycott against the Jewish...

Summer internship program for college students returns

December 29, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has opened applications for “The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders.” This nine-week, paid summer opportunity provides employment at a local business or non-profit organization, a community mentor and...

ADL announces 2012 Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship winners

May 16, 2012

The Anti-Defamation League announces that local high school seniors Lila Greenberg, Lauren Hasse and Paul Lisker are the recipients of the 15th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship Award.  Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. ...

YPD, Hillel, SolomonInitiative plan young adult volunteer day

April 18, 2012

Young professionals, families with children, couples, and college students have an opportunity to make a difference in the St. Louis community during a Sunday afternoon volunteer project. Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division, St. Louis Hillel...

St. Louis Hillel announces Passover offerings

March 14, 2012

St. Louis Hillel is looking for families willing to open their homes and share a warm, home-away-from-home Passover experience with students.  Through Hillel’s annual Passover Home Hospitality Program, community members can host one or more students...

Applications sought for ‘Light’ summer internship

February 22, 2012

The St. Louis Jewish Light is accepting applications for its Joseph J. Edlin Memorial Summer Journalism Internship. Mimi Edlin and her family established the scholarship to honor her late husband, Joseph J. Edlin. Joseph Edlin was a longtime Trustee and...

Hadag Nachash

Hadag Nachash to bring Israeli hip-hop to Pageant

February 22, 2012

St. Louis Hillel has announced that Hadag Nachash, an Israeli hip-hop group, will perform at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Several Washington University student groups secured funding for the concert through the university's...

Applications open for Jewish Community Foundation college scholarships, loans

February 22, 2012

The Jewish Community Foundation of St. Louis announces its annual 2012 academic scholarship and loan opportunities for St. Louis high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The financial aid will cover part of the cost of the students' educations.

Scholarships...

Mimi Edlin

‘Light’ seeks summer internship applicants

February 15, 2012

The St. Louis Jewish Light is accepting applications for its Joseph J. Edlin Memorial Summer Journalism Internship. Mimi Edlin and her family established the scholarship to honor her late husband, Joseph J. Edlin. Joseph Edlin was a longtime Trustee and...

Maryland high school changes policy on head coverings

JTA February 12, 2012

A Maryland high school that came under fire for asking a student to prove he wore a head covering for religious reasons has changed its policy. Northwood High School in Silver Spring sent a letter home to parents late last week saying that a parent's...

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Putting the ‘back’ into back-to-school

By Leanne Ortbals,Jewish Light Intern August 3, 2011

Probably the most personal back-to-school purchase a student makes is a backpack. Given the dozens of styles, sizes, colors and features from which to choose, shopping for one can be more than a little overwhelming. So we did some homework to help students...

HMLC announces winners of teen art, writing contests

May 18, 2011

Close to $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to 24 winners of the 9th Annual Holocaust Museum and Learning Center's annual Art and Writing Contest at an awards ceremony at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, at the Holocaust Museum Theater in the Jewish Federation...

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