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Why is Federation betting on the future of the Light?

Three-year plan aims to secure a sustainable path forward for Jewish community newspaper By Gerry Greiman and Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D. Our mission at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is clear: mobilize the Jewish community and its resources to preserve and enhance...

Remarks on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Israel

The remarks below were prepared for delivery at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ (Federation) Major Donor recognition event held on April 23, 2018, with over 200 supporters present. The remarks followed Alon Ben-Gurion, the grandson of Israel’s first Prime Minister...

Jewish Federation Wants to Hear From You

Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:47 am on STLJewishLight.com  From 9:30 to 11:00 am on Sunday, Dec. 3, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis will hold an open town hall meeting to discuss its proposed strategic plan at Congregation Shaare Emeth.  I hope you will...

Hard Topics About Israel Demand Open Discussion

Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:22 am on STLJewishLight.com Last week, the student government at the University of Michigan voted to support divestment from companies that operate in Israel. The vote could be seen as a significant success of the Boycott,...

Initiatives from the Planning & Allocations Department

Jewish Early Childhood Programs The 2014 St. Louis Jewish Community Study found that only 16% of children ages 0-4 in Jewish households are enrolled in a Jewish early childhood program. We believe that Jewish early childhood is often the first connection for families...

Join Us for a Groundbreaking on October 22….

On October 22 we will be honoring the visionary investors who have provided the funds for a renovation of the Federation’s Kopolow Building.  Built in 1981, the building’s skeleton and foundation are strong, but its insides are in need of significant...

On A Change of Venue…

This post is copied from my Facebook account and part of a new series to update the blog from Facebook.  Original post date: August 6, 2017.  More to come… Last week I had the honor of being interviewed by Doron Lazarus about my life as an academic and the...

Project 10 and Jewish Social Justice

Last week I attended a small reception with Israeli entrepreneurs outside of Tel Aviv to hear about The Jewish Agency’s “Project 10.” Project 10 provides individuals who are 22-35 the opportunity to work on social justice projects in five countries...

July 3 – Update from Israel

Over the last week, I have spoken about what makes Israel inspiring and amazing. I am now back in Jerusalem for five days of continuing professional education, as well as further site visits, and you will see more of this to come. When I started this last Sunday, I...