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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Stacy Taubman talks with guests at an opening event last week of the RISE Collaborative Workspace. Taubman is founder and CEO of the venture, which offers  a shared work environ-ment catering to women. Photo: Andrew Kerman

RISE Collaborative nurtures women in their own workplace

By Ellie Grossman-Cohen, Special to the Jewish Light February 15, 2017

The RISE Collaborative Workspace is no ordinary office. Then again, its founder and CEO, Stacy Taubman, is no ordinary businesswoman. Taubman, along with Kate Wiegmann, her business partner and chief operating officer, found a niche in St. Louis, and...

Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall

Hadas Parush/Flash90 January 11, 2017

Orthodox Jews try to prevent a group of American Conservative and Reform rabbis and the Women of the Wall movement members from bringing Torah scrolls into the Western Wall compound during a protest march against the government’s failure to deliver...

Dr. Yehuda Ginosaur

Sleep Apnea in pregnant women may affect fetal growth

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT September 21, 2016

Along with its obvious joys, pregnancy sometimes brings complications. Dr. Yehuda Ginosar has conducted research in Israel on some of those complications and now is at Washington University.Ginosar will talk about his research at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 28 at...

Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged awards grants

May 4, 2016

Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has announced recipients of their second grant cycle. The foundation is focused on providing financial support for programs and organizations...

More women are needed as leaders

By Marcie Natan, JTA July 9, 2012

NEW YORK — Pride and chagrin: It’s rare that the two emotions are experienced simultaneously. But that is how we are feeling at Hadassah. We feel pride because women now hold three of our top professional positions: Janice Weinman is our new executive...

Neshama Carlebach will serve as artist in residence at Nishmahs
Creating Balance Feb. 10-11.

‘Creating Balance’ with Neshama Carlebach

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT January 18, 2012

The sound of music will grace Nishmah's Shabbat retreat for women-specifically, the music of internationally acclaimed singer Neshama Carlebach, who will serve as artist in residence at "Creating Balance," a two-day event set for Feb. 10-11 at the Pere...

Marlene Hammerman

NCJW campaign eyes importance of financial security in combating domestic violence

BY MARLENE HAMMERMAN April 21, 2011

When we think of solutions to the problem of domestic violence, we often think of addressing a woman's immediate needs in order to keep her safe-shelters, hot- lines, and orders of protection. We don't often think of what can be done long term to eradicate...

Journey 2011 exalts women’s friendships

Journey 2011 exalts women’s friendships

BY ANIEL SHAPIRO, JUNIOR, BLOCK YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL April 13, 2011

One may wonder what it takes to be a true friend. Friendship means something different to each individual. As people grow and mature, their definition of friendship evolves. However, most would agree that when they find a good friend, it's truly something...

NCJW holds ‘Shower for the Shelter’ to benefit Lydia’s House

April 6, 2011

Join the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section (NCJW) for a Shower for the Shelter at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th at the home of Sherri Goldman. This event will support Lydia's House and local victims of domestic violence. Shower for the...

Tzipi Livni, Israels opposition leader, speaking at the International Lion of Judah Conference in New Orleans. Photo by Bernie Saul for Jewish Federations of North America

In the ‘Lions’ Den’: Federation women major donors cap week in New Orleans

By Jacob Berkman, JTA November 17, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Just down the road from where the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America had concluded a day earlier, more than a thousand of the federation system's most generous women found a philanthropic sanctuary of their...

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