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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

Temple Israel volunteers prepared and delivered Thanksgiving meals to those in need. This is the 34th year of the annual volunteer effort. During other years, guests are served a meal at Temple Israel, but due to the pandemic, TI delivered meals to those in need. This year, TI delivered meals to more than 350 individuals and families.

Photos: TI volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meals for those in need

November 27, 2020

Temple Israel volunteers prepared and delivered Thanksgiving meals to those in need. This is the 34th year of the annual volunteer effort. During other years, guests are served a meal at Temple Israel, but due to the pandemic, TI delivered meals to those...

Tracy Speller

Volunteer sews masks for congregation’s preschool

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light July 10, 2020

Parents at Jewish preschools in the St. Louis area are engaged in their kids’ development and education, so it’s no surprise that they’ve offered a hand when the congregations need a bit of help.At B’nai Amoona, a congregation member helped get...

Covenant Place starts new tech tutoring program

July 3, 2020

Covenant Place, a senior living community on the Millstone Campus near Creve Coeur, has started a tech tutoring program for its senior residents. The program pairs high school volunteers with senior learners to teach them how to use Zoom and Facebook...

A group of volunteers from Congregation Shaare Emeth helped at the Garden of Eden on Oct. 29. The group dug up 144 pounds of sweet potatoes, which were donated to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

Garden of Eden at the J Seeks Volunteers

August 2, 2019

The Jewish Community Center’s Garden of Eden is looking for individuals or groups to help tend the community garden at the J near Creve Coeur. Each year, the garden yields more than 4,500 pounds of produce, which is donated to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish...

Shaare Emeth volunteers play a game of musical chairs during a recent ‘Winter Fun Day’ event for immigrant families at the International Institute. The congregation partnered with the institute on a ‘New Americans’ project, which provides services for immigrants in St. Louis. 

Shaare Emeth volunteers help immigrants adjust to life in St. Louis

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 26, 2017

For many Americans, the end-of-year holidays and the new year can be a restful time, but for refugees new to our nation, the challenges of learning a new language and nailing down essentials like food and clothing don’t take a holiday. Now, thanks...

Azeyah Boyd, Congregation Shaare Zedek

Azeyah Boyd, Congregation Shaare Zedek

November 9, 2011

The St. Patrick Center and Sunshine Mission homeless were kept a bit warmer last winter thanks to Azeyah and his family. Azeyah loves to help people and he wanted to make a difference in at least a few of their lives.Son of Bilgah Israel of Florissant,...

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