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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

French railroad hands over WWII-era archives

JTA February 5, 2012

SNCF, the French national railroad, has handed over digital copies of hits World War II–era archives. The documents were transferred to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the Shoah Memorial in Paris, SNCF said...

Germany donates $13 million to Yad Vashem

JTA February 1, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The German government will donate $13 million to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel over the next 10 years. The agreement was signed Wednesday by visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who met with Holocaust survivors...

Canada’s foreign minister stresses strong support for Israel

JTA January 31, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The foreign minister of Canada emphasized his country's staunch support of Israel. "Israel has no greater friend in the world than Canada," John Baird said Monday at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum. Baird, on his third visit to Israel,...

Seeking Kin: Man hidden as baby hopes to honor father-rescuer

By Hillel Kuttler, JTA January 13, 2012

1 out of 1 Other Media Karl Nurnberger sheltered a Jewish baby from the Nazis and later raised him, and now the son is searching for others aided by his adoptive father in order to get his heroism recognized by Yad Vashem. (Courtesy of Peter Nurnberger)...

Temple Emanuels Rabbi Justin Kerber is pictured with Holocaust
Memorial Scroll No 420. The congregation has welcomed the Torah,
which used to be housed at Congregation Kol Am. Kol Am disbanded
earlier this year. Photo: Kristi Foster

Temple Emanuel offers new home to Kol Am Torah

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 12, 2011

It was the day before Rosh Hashanah when Norm Berkowitz finally felt that Congregation Kol Am could be forced to disband."I got a piece of concrete information where I knew then that we were not going to make it," reflected Berkowitz, who, as president,...

The group of 28 St. Louis Jewish mothers are pictured at Masada
during the Aish HaTorah of St. Louis trip in July.

Local moms connect with Israel on Aish trip

By Michelle Brooks August 24, 2011

Last month I had the opportunity to participate in the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project's Transform and Grow trip to Israel, sponsored by Aish HaTorah of St. Louis. Twenty-eight St. Louis Jewish mothers left their families for a nine-day trip. For all...

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