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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Louisville federation launches fundraising drive for tornado victims

By Ben Harris , JTA March 6, 2012

NEW YORK -- The Jewish Federation of Louisville has opened a fund to help victims of tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest. Federation officials said they were eager to help donors who wanted to help those affected by the storms, which claimed dozens...

The devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. and the St.
Louis Jewish communitys efforts to provide relief became of the
top local news stories of 2011.

Top local stories of 2011 reflect changes in Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 4, 2012

St. Louis had a year of ups and downs in 2011, saying farewell to some beloved communal leaders, one local congregation and two longtime kosher mainstays. The community pulled together in response to the tragic devastation of the tornado that struck Joplin....

Volunteers work at Central Reform Congregation on Tuesday afternoon to sort items donated to send to Joplin, Mo. Photo: Kristi Foster

St. Louis mobilizes Joplin relief

By Victoria Siegel, Special to the Jewish Light June 1, 2011

It took just a little over 48 hours for the staff and a few members of United Hebrew Congregation in Creve Coeur to respond to an urgent request from the sole synagogue in tornado-ravaged Joplin. Through the generosity of St. Louisans and the speed and...

Rabbi Yehuda Weg

Jewish voices from Joplin

By Victoria Siegel, Special to the Jewish Light June 1, 2011

A week after visiting Joplin to aid with recovery and rescue efforts following the tornado, Rabbi Yehuda Weg, of Chabad of Tulsa, still can't wrap his head around the devastation of the tornado that took at least 139 lives. "I've lived here for 24 years...

JFed collecting donations for Joplin tornado relief

May 25, 2011

As rescue workers continue to search for survivors, Jewish Federation has opened a mailbox to provide emergency assistance to victims of the Joplin, Mo. tornado. Joplin has a small Jewish community of approximately 50 individuals. Its only synagogue,...

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