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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

To thrive, Conservative movement requires continuity in college

Douglas Kandl, JTA July 16, 2012

NEW YORK -- A Conservative Jew, I am a third-generation member of Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim in Cranford, N.J., was very active in the movement’s United Synagogue Youth and helped create a presence for Koach, the movement’s college program, at my...

Claims Conference chief Greg Schneider visiting a Nazi victim at her home in Moldova.

Can Greg Schneider steer the Claims Conference past a $57m fraud?

By Uriel Heilman, JTA July 9, 2012

BEYOND FRAUD: A JTA SPECIAL REPORT PART I: FROM FARM TO (NEGOTIATING) TABLE NEW YORK (JTA) — The first sign that something was amiss at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany happened to fall on an auspicious date on the Jewish calendar:...

Eli Temkin at the Next Dor house. 

What’s next for the Jewish NextGen?

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light December 7, 2011

Rachel Tabak, 28, grew up at Congregation B'nai Amoona, which she still attends with family for the High Holidays. But she said she isn't a member of the congregation on her own. "I think that really kicks in when you have kids," said Tabak. "In between...


Shmulie Grunberger
(left) presents a tribute on behalf of the Grunberger Children to
their parents, Brocha and Rabbi Elazar Grunberger, during a 
tribute dinner to the Grunbergers’ 26 years of service to the St.
Louis community. Photo: Yana Hotter

Before move to Israel, a farewell to remember for Grunbergers

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS July 20, 2011

Rabbi Elazar Grunberger and his wife, Brocha Krakow Grunberger, were honored for their 26 years of service to Aish HaTorah of St. Louis and the U. City Shul, at a tribute dinner last Thursday, July 14, attended by 250 people at the Arts & Education...

B’nai Amoona’s Assistant Director of Education and Youth Andrew Schwebel briefs students on expectations and behavior during the bus ride to Gateway 180 and during the congregation’s Purim carnival. Photos: Andrew Kerman

Confirmation trip inspires teens to continue community service work with the homeless

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light March 23, 2011

For a group of B'nai Amoona confirmation students, last year's trip to Washington, D.C. was educational in more ways than one. Not only did the delegation see the nation's capital, they made a number of new friends among the city's homeless for whom the...

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