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Jewish Federation of St. Louis Launches SPREAD THE LIGHT

Website encourages people to give children the gift of giving this Chanukah Jewish Federation of St. Louis has recently launched SPREAD THE LIGHT, a new website that allows people to purchase virtual candles with the proceeds going to different needs in the community. Chanukah is a time of giving but sometimes the best gifts are…

PJ Library Announces New Program to Pilot in St. Louis

PJ Library, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s popular national program that sends free Jewish-themed books and music each month to tens of thousands of children up to age 8, is launching a new edition: PJ Our Way. The new two-year multi-city pilot project, being launched in St. Louis in partnership with Jewish Federation of St. Louis,…

Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Plans Holiday Outreach Events to Enhance Chaplaincy Program of JF&CS

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of St. Louis is hosting an outreach program to engage women in service projects to enhance the Chaplaincy program of JF&CS. The women will be putting together Rosh Hashanah bags for delivery to community members who are residing in local care facilities. In order to accomplish this, Women’s Philanthropy has…

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 circus from Israel.  The groups are working together to co-create and perform shows throughout Israel…

The Philanthropy of a Child

This is a guest blog post by Rahna Barthelmess, Director of Marketing for Jewish Federation of St. Louis It was a hurried morning, getting everyone up and off to school while trying to finish preparations for my first trip to Israel.  My 13-year-old daughter Brittany came in and asked, “So, where are you going first?” …

People Meeting People

By Bernice Malka, Living Bridge Coordinator Originally posted here. Sunny  autumn weather welcomed the Rubinites as they arrived to Elyakim army base, their first stop at the Yokneam Megiddo partnership. Archi, the local training officer briefed us  about the training base and its role in practicing combat with terrorist organizations, especially in Lebanon. As we were…

Orr Shalom Says “Thank You” St. Louis

As part of Federation’s strategic priority to support vulnerable populations, we have been funding the Orr Shalom summer camp program in Israel. The camp serves hundreds of highly at-risk children and teens who are raised out of their homes by court order. Take a look below at a few heartfelt thank you notes from the…

Victoria Singer

Victoria Singer traces her devotion to giving her time, talents and money to the Jewish community to a pivotal experience she had as a young adult. After college graduation, she was accepted into Project Otzma, a year-long social service fellowship in Israel sponsored by Jewish Federation. “Not only did I come away with life-long friendships,…

Our Shabbat in Yokneam Megiddo

By Bernice Malka Living Bridge Coordinator Click here for original post   On a very hot afternoon of July, the family trip of Bnai Amoona synagogue from St. Louis, led by Rabbi Carnie Rose arrived to the partnership region of Yokneam Megiddo for a short visit. Family visits are always exciting and this time was…

Making Connections in a Vibrant Community

April Levison thinks the St. Louis Jewish community is a wonderful place to raise her children. “It’s like an extended family,” says the mom of 5-year-old twins Cole and David and 2-year-old Spencer. With three active boys, it helps that there are a lot of activities in which the family can take part. “We swim…