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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

Jewish Federations praises IRA charitable rollovers

JTA REPORT January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Jewish Federations of North America praised the part of the recent fiscal cliff compromise that reinstated IRA charitable rollovers. Those rollovers allow people older than 70.5 years to make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000...

Participants in the Hazon Cross-USA ride biking across Montana, June 2012.

Riding across the U.S., Hazon bikers are spokespeople for food justice

By Charlotte Anthony and Debra Rubin, JTA June 26, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Eleven Jews are pedaling -- and peddling -- their message across the country. Joined by more than three dozen other bicyclists at segments along the way, participants in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride, a 10-week journey across America, are on...

St. Louisan Seth Williams works with Jewish Rock Radio, an Internet radio station started in large part by Jewish rocker Rick Recht.

St. Louis DJ rocks the web

By Ellen Futterman, Editor March 14, 2012

His is not yet a household name, but in the world of Jewish rock music, St. Louisan Seth Williams is making a lot of noise and getting noticed. That’s even more amazing considering much of his work is behind the scenes in radio. For starters, Williams...

Atheist group’s Hebrew billboard temporarily thwarted

JTA March 7, 2012

An atheist organization's Hebrew-language billboard calling God a "myth" was not unveiled near a Brooklyn Chasidic enclave as scheduled.  The billboard sponsored by the American Atheists organization was supposed to be unveiled Tuesday in New York's...

D.C. Hebrew-language charter school accepted for review

JTA February 9, 2012

The application for a proposed Hebrew-language charter school was accepted by the District of Columbia Public Charter School board. The D.C. Hebrew Language Public Charter School is one of 11 prospective charter schools, including an Arabic-language immersion...

Larry Greenfield tapped to lead JINSA

JTA February 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- Larry Greenfield has been named national executive director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs in Washington, D.C. The announcement was made Thursday by JINSA President David Ganz. JINSA was founded in 1976 as a non-partisan...

Editorial: No Vouching for Religion

April 6, 2011

This week we got both legislative and judicial pronouncements on school vouchers from the federal government. The first was the House of Representatives' extension of SOAR, the federal Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. The bill passed the...

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