Category: Miscellaneous

Jewish Community Statement on the Situation in Ferguson

On Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old was shot and killed after an encounter with police in Ferguson. In the days that followed, our region has experienced violence, along with anger, fear, rage, disbelief and bitterness. Even as the details are...

Director of Human Resources

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis is seeking an experienced Human Resources Director to partner with our management team in maximizing Employee Satisfaction, Productivity and Effectiveness. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in recruiting,...

To Our Community

Last Tuesday evening, we gathered together to show our solidarity with Israel.  Hundreds and hundreds of people showed up to deliver the clear message that we as a community support the people of Israel in this time of need.  To repeat some of what I said that...

Rachel Weiss

The phrase, “L’Chaim” in Hebrew has new meaning for me after being in Israel on the NYL trip this year. It is a phrase we use when we are celebrating something new, a time of the week, an experience, a life-cycle event, or just a drink with friends. The NYL trip...

Director, Endowments and Planning Giving

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis is growing and seeking talented individuals to join our dynamic organization. If you’re seeking a challenging position with an exciting organization dedicated to feed the hungry, educate students of all ages, care for the young and...

To all the friends of the Megiddo Regional Council

Here is a message we just received from the Mayor of our partner region in Israel.   To all the friends of the Megiddo Regional Council, We in Israel are now in the 17th day of Operation “Preventive Edge” against the Hammas Terrorists in the Gaza...

Remarks from Community Briefing

Adapted from my remarks delivered at the Jewish Federation’s community briefing July 21 at the Kopolow Building. Less than three weeks ago our community gathered to memorialize three boys who had been kidnapped and killed because of who they were and what they...

Direct from Israel: The needs we must meet

It is Monday night, and I am about to return to St. Louis after attending a Jewish Federation of North America mission of 120 people from around the United States to see firsthand how the work we do helps those in need in Israel and abroad.  None of us could have ever...

St. Louis in Israel – Circus Edition

This past week, Circus Harmony’s St. Louis Arches, an inspirational youth circus troupe, traveled to Israel with their Peace Through Pyramids program. This program is a collaboration between Circus Harmony’s St. Louis Arches and the Galilee Circus, a Jewish/Arab youth...

From Israel: the situation here and now

I am sitting in Jerusalem watching the light of the setting sun reflect against the walls of Old City.  Children are playing in a full pool beneath my hotel window.  I have been on a Jewish Federations of North America mission of 120 people from around the United...