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Dr. Dalia Fadila – Bio

Dr. Dalia Fadila is currently provost of Al-Qasemi Academy, an Arab college of education in Israel . She has acted as the president of the college during 2006. She is also a fellow member of the “EU Leadership Program,” and  “USA International Leadership  Program”. Dr. Fadila is an expert on organizational development and a researcher…

“Swastika Rehabilitation Day”

Last week Karen Areosty, regional director of the ADL, sent out an official bulletin alerting the community to the celebration of “Swastika Rehabilitation Day.” (See their blog here) The celebration is being coordinated by a group interested in rehabilitating the swastika from its Nazi past, reclaiming that symbol’s meaning of “good luck” that it had in the Asian…

Women’s Philanthropy Presents Programming Series

 Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of St. Louis will present three special events in 2013 and 2014 as part of the Women’s Philanthropy Programming Series. Intended to inspire, educate and enlighten participants, the events include:  “Renewing Yourself for the New Year”—a discussion facilitated by Rabbi Carnie Rose August 21, 2013, 5 pm at a private…

Just how many Jews are there in St. Louis?!

If you’ve lived in St. Louis anytime over the last 20 years you probably “know” that our population is 60,000 people. Actually we do not really know that: the estimate was based on a study begun 20 years ago and a good deal has changed in the region since then. Because of these changes, and…

Next Gen Next Steps: An Update

In early June 2013 Federation hosted Miryam Rosenzweig, the Director of Next Gen initiatives at the Detroit Jewish Federation. Miryam met with a broad cross-section of the St. Louis Jewish community, including the Federation’s Board of Trustees, community leadership committed to engaging young adults, Campaign Cabinet members and Federation and community professionals. The response of…

More than 650 Attend Annual Legacy Shabbats

St. Louis congregations host unique events to honored volunteers and donors who gave legacy gifts through the Jewish Community Foundation Eight local synagogues and one agency held Legacy Shabbat programs June 21 and 22 as part of “Create a Jewish Legacy,” an initiative of the Jewish Community Foundation of St. Louis. More than 650 people…

Nominees Sought for Goldstein Professional Leadership Award

Recognizes outstanding professional leaders in local Jewish community Jewish Federation of St. Louis is seeking nominations for the 2013 Fred A. Goldstein Memorial Service Award, which recognizes outstanding professional leadership. The award has been given annually since 1965. Nominees must be employed by a St. Louis Jewish organization and currently working in a direct service,…

CAJE Teacher Xchange

Recently, art teacher Suzanne Burack put together a project for the kindergartners and first and second graders who were studying Jerusalem at Temple Emanuel. Although it was not the first time Burack had come up with such a project, it was the first time she didn’t have to rely on the Internet or other outside…

Building Jewish Identity: Jen Kaslow

When Jen Kaslow was growing up, she felt a little confused and not completely connected to her Jewish roots. “My husband, David’s Jewish identity was an integral part of his life, but as we started raising our kids, I realized part of mine was missing” she says.  To re-connect, she applied to go on the…

Unclaimed Property Older Missourian Education Initiative

Carolyn Epstein was researching the cost of an emergency response system. “I’m getting older and I have a disabled son,” she says. “If I fall, he might not be able to get me help.” So the 75-year-old member of Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) was thrilled to find out she…