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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

Philanthropist and businessman Michael Staenberg has been a major supporter of Jewish institutions in many communities, including St. Louis, Denver, Omaha and Kansas City. 

Philanthropist hopes community will be inspired to step up, run with fundraising leadership torch

By Michael Staenberg December 31, 2020

My father, Marty Staenberg, was a role model and inspiration. He taught me to work hard for what I wanted and never to forget that no matter what I earn, part of it should go to tzedakah, to helping others. It is a lesson that has served me well throughout...

Joel Frankel

Times have changed; the importance of the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign hasn’t

By Joel Frankel August 15, 2019

Ring ring. Ring ring. Hi, this is Jane. I am calling today as a Super Sunday Volunteer on behalf of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Thank you for your past support of our Annual Campaign. Last year you pledged $X, can we count on you for $X this year?...

Screenshots from the @Stl_Manifest Twitter account.

Tweets remember Jewish refugees U.S. turned away

Ellen Futterman, Editor February 8, 2017

The idea came to him one night recently. Russel Neiss was talking to a friend and colleague, Rabbi Charlie Schwartz of Cambridge, Mass., about the executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, which...

Parents find new benefit to Jewish camp: Freedom from themselves

By Jason Miller, JTA March 19, 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- When she took the stage recently before an audience of 400 Jewish camping enthusiasts, Lenore Skenazy wasted no time in addressing why she is known as “America’s Worst Mom.” The author of a 2008 column in The New York Times...

Beth Koritz, Director of B’nai Tzedek, speaks to the b’nai mitzvah class at Shaare Emeth. Cantor Seth Warner praised the program and challenged the class to have 100 percent participation in the teen philanthropy program.

Teen philanthropy program registering new participants

February 29, 2012

B’nai Tzedek is enrolling new participants for the teen philanthropy program, which aims empowers teens to improve the world by launching them on a personal and engaged relationship to life-long Jewish giving.  B’nai Tzedek will hold an introductory...

 

Organizations find changed landscape for fundraising

BY REPPS HUDSON, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 17, 2011

Three years or more of a bad economy have tested nonprofit organizations in a time of high demand for their services while the money and other resources they need to operate have been harder to find. Yet non-profit leaders and university instructors agree...

Marc Blattner, the new CEO at the Federation of Greater Portland
in Oregon, and other new federation chiefs have created large grant
programs meant to fund innovative programs and attract new
donors.

New federation CEOs experimenting with funding models

By Dan Klein, JTA, NEW YORK August 17, 2011

A generational changing of the guard throughout North America's largest Jewish charitable network is opening the door to new chief executives increasingly open to experimenting with changes to the century-old funding model favored by local federations.In...

Rabbi Lynn Goldstein officiates at the wedding of a non-Jewish couple in 2010 as part of her effort to help local underserved populations.

Rabbi, community help give non-Jewish couple a fresh start

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light September 1, 2010

The small lump on Roydell Mondaine's right arm isn't easy to spot but it's visible if you look closely. It's where a 9-mm round has remained lodged since 1982, a last reminder of the time when Mondaine, three days before her birthday, found herself hanging...

Volunteer Susie Edelstein sorts goods donated to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. The High Holiday food drive is the food pantry’s largest of the  year, and organizers hope to increase last year’s donations by 20 percent to help offset rising numbers of clients utilizing the food pantry.

Jewish Food Pantry to host High Holiday food drive

August 26, 2010

The Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) reminds the community that the annual High Holiday food drive to benefit the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry will be held between Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot (Sept. 8 to Oct. 1). This is the agency's...

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