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Federation announces new Seltzer College Scholarship

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has a new $10,000 scholarship available to area Jewish high school seniors and community college students who are transferring to a four-year college or university. The Cynthia and Garry Seltzer College Scholarship will recognize a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership skills, and financial need. The student must have a…

Federation offers series to improve collaboration, fundraising and engagement for Jewish organizations

Join the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and its Millstone Institute for a series of workshops guided by nationally known leadership coach Nanette Fridman, focused on improving organizational capacity. The series for professional leadership and board members will focus on strategies for organizations to increase collaboration, communication, fundraising and engagement. These workshops are offered in response…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day Events 2021

The Jewish community has a variety of events scheduled in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Here are some you may be interested in attending virtually:   Jewish Federations of North America In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are recommitting ourselves to acts of service. Below is a list of…

Groundbreaking marks start of construction on St. Louis’ new $21 million Holocaust Museum

Museum’s New Name Honors St. Louis Holocaust Survivors’ Families  (St. Louis, November 17, 2020) – At a virtual groundbreaking Sunday, dignitaries celebrated a new future and a new name for St. Louis’ Holocaust Museum. The new, greatly expanded Museum will be known as the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum in honor of the families of Gloria Kaplan…

An Open Letter to our Community and Jews of Color

Black lives matter. We begin here with this most fundamental acknowledgement of the inherent worth of your existence, the recognition of your most basic humanity, and the fact that we are all created in the image of the divine (b’tselem elohim). And we say this with a heavy heart knowing that these words need to…

Pursuing the ideal of justice

By Brian Herstig, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of St. Louis Over Memorial Day weekend, unspeakable actions occurred in my adopted hometown of Minneapolis, shocking and horrifying many into a natural desire to speak out against the recurring injustices. While those statements may make people feel better, they often do little for those impacted. I…

Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience to feature teacher Noam Zion

The Center for Jewish Learning, Central Reform Congregation, and Shaare Emeth will present a Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience March 12-15 featuring Master Scholar and Teacher Noam Zion. Zion is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His publications have focused on empowering families to create their own pluralistic Judaism celebrations of the holidays…