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JOLT Starts Second Trimester of Classes for Teens

Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens (JOLT) has announced their course description for Trimester 2 of their engaging classes for Jewish teens. “Thursday nights at JOLT are the highlight of my week!” some sp– Amy G, JOLT student. Second Trimester begins on November 12 and is open to all St. Louis Jewish teens in grades…

Free Mental Health First Aid Training

Jewish Federation of St. Louis to offer free service to professionals and volunteers Jewish Federation of St. Louis has partnered with NAMI St. Louis (National Alliance for Mental Illness) to offer a free mental health first aid training for professionals and volunteer leaders in the Jewish community. The training will take place on Tuesday, November…

Summer Internship Program for College Students Returns in 2016

The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders connects students with employment and the local Jewish community Jewish Federation of St. Louis is excited to open applications for the 2016 Class of The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders. This nine-week, paid summer opportunity provides employment at a local business or non-profit organization, a community mentor…

Situation in Israel

Our hearts and minds are turned right now to the situation developing in Israel. Many of us have family and friends there and we recognize that the situation may escalate. Right now the The Rubin Israel Experience is on the ground with 10 first-time visitors to Israel. Thanks to the generosity and vision of Pam…

Shabbat Shuvah 2015

From Rabbi Deana Sussman, Central Reform Congregation What is the first word that comes to your head when I say “return?” Some of us might think of returning an item, like clothes to a store. Some of us may think of returning home to the family and friends that we love. Some of us may…

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Dear Community, I would like to bring to your attention the following memo regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis. JCRC is working closely with regional partners to quickly explore what work we can do to help this troubling situation.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they are available. FEDERATION BRIEFING MEMO…

Board of Directors Statement

Statement of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis Board of Directors on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Approved by the Board of Directors, August 31, 2015 Over the past decade, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has supported educational and advocacy efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The goal of a nuclear-free…

Within Israel: Times Are Changing

Join Jewish Federation of St. Louis for the next event in the SH’MA: Listen! Speaker Series on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 pm with Professor Dan Ben-David. Much of the discussion about Israel seems to continue to focus on an outdated set of assumptions. Within Israel, there is a growing realization that the country’s core…

Creating Connections Through Social Media

Miriam Brosseau, social media coach and strategist, will present “Creating Connections Through Social Media” on Tuesday, August 18. She will discuss how social media is transforming the way we build community, including ways online networks help organizations move beyond institutional borders. The discussion will include new “rules” of the digital age and how these platforms…

St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative to Host 2015 Community Forum

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Inclusion Initiative is hosting a community forum for individuals with disabilities and their families on Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm at the Jewish Community Center Marilyn Fox Building, 16801 Baxter Road in Chesterfield. The event will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Inclusion…