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Career choices have swelled exponentially since the days when nursery rhymes listed such options as "Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief. Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief." But even today, how many kids grow up determined to become a rabbi?

Hundreds of people come through the main entrance of Missouri Baptist Medical Center every day. Four days a week, they are greeted by Phillip Fox, who sits, smiling, in his wheelchair, waiting to see how he might be of service.

Not all of our Unsung Heroes are Jewish. Jim Lemen, for example, is Protestant, but he was chosen for this honor because of his foresight in championing a Holocaust studies curriculum at John Burroughs School. That and the fact he's an all-around nice guy whom the students and faculty like a…

"Extraordinary" is how Stuart Zimbalist describes Kenneth Rubin and his work at the Cedars at the JCA.

Lolle Boettcher keeps memories alive, memories of tragedy and memories of triumph, memories that some may wish to forget and that others insist be examined in the hope that genocide end once and for all on this planet.

Ben Senturia has spent the past 30 years working on environmental, social justice and campaign reform issues at the local, state and national levels. He also has been a presence in the peace movement and interfaith organizations.

The word "learning" comes up a lot in conversations with Dr. Harry Offenbach. The word "teaching" does, too. That's because he does a lot of both.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of area schoolchildren have walked past the "The Flame," a picture-filled art quilt that hangs at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. A memorial to the victims of World War II, the quilt was designed by the late Roz Flax and hand-sewn by Elsie Le…

Sarijane Freiman never set out to be a social activist. In fact, she grew up at a time when "young ladies were supposed to marry well, make children, join Hadassah and work for (the temple) Sisterhood." Freiman did all those things. But it was as a mother, determined to help her youngest chi…

A member of Creve Coeur's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a disaster assistance employee with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team, Moskowitz's volunteer work routinely takes him to fires and disaster scenes.

Growing up in Bethlehem, Penn., Dan Glazier observed his parents regularly practice tzedakah. His mother, a social worker, and his father, a dentist, made giving to others a priority. Glazier remembers his father's dental practice was "in some ways like a social service agency" because of th…


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