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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

Yoni Blumberg (right) schmoozes with other guests at a Meet New People Party earlier this year. The parties, organized by Karen Kalish, offer young professionals a chance to network. Photos: Bill Motchan

‘Karen’s Parties’ encourage young professionals to sink roots in St. Louis

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 2, 2019

Many young professionals in St. Louis covet an invitation to what’s become known as Karen’s Party.Officially, the gatherings are called Meet New People Parties, but the popular extreme networkingdinner parties are closely associated with Karen Kalish....

Jewish Federation hosts events for college students this summer

May 26, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has planned “Vibe with the Tribe,” a series of free events for Jewish college students (ages 17 to 23 years) who are spending the summer in St. Louis. The events will give young adults the chance to have inspiring conversation...

The St. Louis Hillel building as it looks today; an addition to
the left of the building, which housed an auditorium, lobby,
kitchen and offices, was torn down last year.

A changed landscape, approach for St. Louis Hillel

Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light February 1, 2012

Jacqueline Ulin Levey believes college organizations such as Hillel have to be proactive when it comes to reaching out and engaging students. That's why the Jewish organization is now meeting students at places on campus where they hang out, including...

Five women from the Atlanta delegation to Tribefest enjoy a moment in Las Vegas with a new friend from Los Angeles, March 7, 2011.

Tribefest a hit with young federation donors, but reaching unaffiliated still a challenge

By Sue Fishkoff, JTA March 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — "Connect, explore and celebrate" was the tagline for Tribefest 2011 held this week in this desert gambling town. Drumming imagery aside, the new name for what was a re-branded annual convention of the Young Leadership Division of the...

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