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

Choosing Life!

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL August 15, 2012

In the Hebrew Bible, God tells us, “Behold, I have set before you good and evil, life and death,” and adds, “therefore, choose life!”  Within the past 10 days, our nation and the world have witnessed a cascade of horrific episodes in which evil...

A candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., Aug 6, 2012.

In Wisconsin, Jews seek ways to help Sikhs after Milwaukee shooting

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA August 7, 2012

Almost as soon as she heard the news about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Elana Kahn-Oren’s phone started ringing. As director of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Kahn-Oren fielded call after...

Eli Temkin at the Next Dor house. 

Federation renews ‘One Happy Camper’ grants offering $1,000 for Jewish camps

February 1, 2012

Following a successful first year, Jewish Federation of St. Louis has renewed "One Happy Camper," a partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC). The program offers the unique gift of $1,000 to 100 St. Louis Jewish youth in grades 1 through 12...

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