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It wasn’t supposed to end this way. Last Friday, March 20, was to be the final Shabbat service in the life of Temple Israel of Godfrey, Ill., a nearly 100-year old small Reform congregation that will cease to operate at the end of March.  It was to be an opportunity to reminisce, share stori…

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Jewish Federation of St. Louis has created a Community Response Fund, designed to raise funds to meet the unprecedented needs created by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Cheryl Maayan, the head of Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, has in recent weeks learned the difference between two words: synchronous and asynchronous.

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Davis Brown wrote to his new pen pals about his school (Parkway Central Middle) as well as the sports and hobbies he enjoys (soccer, graphic design, chess, video games). He also asked if they liked to travel and about their favorite foods. And he mentioned how he enjoys playing basketball at…

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After their two older sons were born, Rachel and Zack Deustch invited family, friends and members of the St. Louis Jewish community to celebrate with them at each child’s bris, the circumcision ceremony that takes place eight days after a boy’s birth. Both celebrations were held at the Gates…

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Editor’s Note: In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, many Jewish programs and events have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled. The Jewish Light will continue to update this information on its website, www.stljewishlight.com. As of press time Tuesday, here are the closings,…

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Listing below provided by the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association, with additional information from congregations directly

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The board of directors at Bais Abraham Congregation could be mistaken for a COVID-19 response unit.

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Jane Weinhaus, 63, a beloved teacher at Temple Israel’s Deutsch Early Childhood Center, remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Missouri Baptist Hospital, where she has been since March 15. 

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