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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

2012 Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration at the Jewish Community Center. File photo: Yana Hotter

J plans community events for Israel Memorial and Israel Independence Days

May 2, 2019

Join the entire St. Louis Jewish community on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. to honor and remember those who have sacrificed for the State of Israel with a special ceremony in the J’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. Then, the following...

The 2012 Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) celebration at the Jewish Community Center. File photo: Yana Hotter

JCC events to mark Israel’s Memorial Day, Israel’s Independence Day

April 27, 2016

The Jewish Community Center’s Helene Mirowitz Family Center has planned events to celebrate Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day): • Yom Hazikaron — At 7 p.m Tuesday, May 10, the St. Louis Jewish...

Israeli students from ORT Binyamina try to troubleshoot a problem with their robot during the FIRST Robotics competition held at the Edward Jones Dome.

Robotics tourney draws Israeli teens to town

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 2, 2012

In a crowded booth festooned with Israeli flags and strewn with backpacks, basketballs and power tools, Shani Attia is happy to share her one unmistakable impression of the United States. “It’s huge!” she said. “Everything is so huge and new to...

The local troop of Tzofim, Israeli scouts, are shown at Temple
Israel on Nov. 13 during the 16th Annual commemoration of the death
of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Photo: Relli Abman

Scouting group keeps local Israeli families connected to Jewish State

BY GALIT LEV-HARIR, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT November 30, 2011

For 17-year-old Doron Grossman, transitioning from her kibbutz in Israel to high school in St. Louis wasn't easy. When she arrived here a few months ago, the teen knew very little English and felt somewhat out of place. Then she started attending meetings...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets Israeli veterans at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem during a ceremony marking the countrys Memorial Day, May 8, 2011.

Israel remembers its war dead with siren, ceremonies

JTA REPORT May 9, 2011

JERUSALEM — Israel continued its observance of Memorial Day, or Yom Hazikaron with a two-minute siren sounded across the country. The siren Monday morning, during which people stopped and stood in their places and traffic came to a standstill, also...

At last year’s Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)  at the Jewish Community Center, singer Tal Sondak performs. This year, the JCC welcomes musician Pini Cohen and his band to the community celebration, set for Monday, May 9.  
File photo: Kristi Foster

JCC plans Israel holiday celebrations

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 4, 2011

Remembrance followed by celebration will once again be the guiding themes of this year's observance of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut."You can't really have one without the other," said Rabbi Brad Horwitz, director of the Helene Mirowitz Center for...

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