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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

Rabbi James Stone Goodman

Central Reform rabbi increases frequency of support group meetings during pandemic

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR April 23, 2020

These days, Rabbi James Stone Goodman spends a whole lot of time checking in with folks. “I make myself carry my 50-pound phone around and I call more people every day to see how they are doing,” said Goodman, who is affiliated with Central Reform...

Left to right: R-Mission members Robin Burger, Roni Bibring, and Yonina Teitelbaum at inaugural event on June 3, 2012.

In a new network, Jewish cancer survivors are finding the understanding they need

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA July 12, 2012

NEW YORK — Roni Bibring was 15 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Four years later, her treatment completed, she says her biggest challenge — having lost touch with many of her friends — is making new friends who understand what she’s been...

Mia Brown

Teen launches support group for others with Crohn’s disease

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 16, 2012

In the summer of 2009, Mia Brown experienced the first symptoms of what soon was diagnosed as Crohn’s disease, a chronic disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. The incidence is highest in Caucasians and Ashkenazi...

NCJW to start new session of Wife-Widow-Woman

May 2, 2012

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section will begin a new session of the Wife-Widow-Woman support group for recently widowed women on May 16. The group aims to bridge the gap between grief and growth reducing the sense of isolation experienced...

Spiritual support group for Jews with mental illness plans meeting

August 31, 2011

Achraiyut, a support group for Jewish persons with a mental illness, will meet Monday, Sept. 12 at Congregation Neve Shalom, 1240 Dautel Lane in Creve Coeur. In Hebrew, achraiyut means "to assume responsibility."The group is designed for those who have...

NCJW begins new session of Wife-Widow-Woman Support group

May 4, 2011

NCJW-St. Louis Section begins a new bi-monthly session of the Wife-Widow-Woman support group for recently widowed women. The goal of the group is to bridge the gap between grief and growth reducing the sense of isolation from loss. Led by an experienced...

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