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JPro has announced a week of interactive workshops for staff who work in nonprofit organizations affiliated with the Jewish community. The Sharpening Your Skills sessions will cover leadership…
A Jewish family’s home in Olivette was vandalized sometime during the night of Aug. 23-24 in what the local police are treating as a hate crime.
The two women had just finished lunch when a reporter pounced, peppering them with questions.
NCJW’s “Advocacy 101” class is a new addition to the Mirowitz Center programming lineup. Class participants will learn ways to advocate to their legislators on issues of importance. Classes take place once a month for five months, beginning …
If you were ever Jewish in East St. Louis, Southern Illinois or a Camp Ben Frankel alum, you can reconnect with your old friends and make new ones at a get-together at from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Agudas Achim Beth Israel, 225 N. Hi…
The United Hebrewsers, captained by Andy Babitz, won the St. Louis Inter-Congregational Softball League on Sunday for the second year in row.
The family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), Nishmah and the Jewish Community Center invite the community to commemorate this inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex…
MEVO MODI’IM, Israel — “Stay close, Sam,” Tia Pinsky said to her dog as they walked around Mevo Modi’im, a collaborative village of observant Jews 30 minutes southeast of Tel Aviv.
GODFREY, Ill. — I have been in this place before. On this Friday night, Aug. 16, I am worshipping with a small, tight-knit congregation that is soon to be no more. This Kabbalat Shabbat service is bittersweet. Tonight Temple Israel of Godfre…
The Jewish Community Center will hold its 29th annual Tour de Fun on Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. Planned by an all-dad committee, the event offers a day of fun for children ages 10 and under and …
TEL AVIV — Judy and Josh Rosenbloom have the sorts of jobs — dentist and obstetrician-gynecologist — that require years of difficult study and long hours.
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At a public meeting on Aug. 9, some Village of Westwood residents as well as advocates for the Miriam Foundation spoke up to clarify what they saw as inaccurate statements by Fred Berger, chairman of the Village of Westwood board of trustees.
The 100-degree southwestern Oklahoma heat beat down on Heartland for Human Justice trip participants as, one by one, they entered the center of a big circle, looked down at little flaps of paper they clutched in their sweaty hands and read aloud first-person narratives of dead migrants that brought many to tears. The interfaith vigil Aug. 1 at Lawton Heights United Methodist Church in Lawton, Okla., lasted an hour. It was full of songs and stories and memories. Then the group of St. Louis-area activists headed to the Army post at Fort Sill, just minutes from the tiny church, for the second part of the action: a protest
Five years ago, a lot of things changed for St. Louis business owner Sonny Tzion Dayan.
The Jewish Community Center’s Garden of Eden is looking for individuals or groups to help tend the community garden at the J near Creve Coeur. Each year, the garden yields more than 4,500 pounds of produce, which is donated to the Harvey Korn…
ADL Heartland has announced the newest recipients of the Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarships. They are Michael Siler from Parkway North High School, Noa Hahn from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Hale Masaki from Ladue Hort…
Six small local nonprofit organizations just received a grant from the Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs Jewish Fund for Human Needs (JFHN). A total of $18,000 was awarded.
A penny blessed by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, during his historic 1930 visit to St. Louis was sold for close to $7,000 at a recent auction in Israel.
Enjoy an enlightening day of growth and learning as Nusach Hari B’nai Zion welcomes Rabbi Hillel Van Leeuwen as the scholar-in-residence on Saturday, July 27. Hillel is the director of leadership development at the Mizrachi World Movement in …
For the first time since dropping out of the Kansas City mayoral race in October 2018, Jason Kander is taking on a leadership position.
The Jewish Community Center is seeking donations of books through July 30 for its summer used book sale, which takes place Aug. 11-15. Donated books may be dropped off at the J’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.