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Dr. Karl Skorecki Speaks about “Genetics of Being Jewish”

Join Maimonides Society, Washington University School of Medicine and Missouri Cures for “The Genetics of Being Jewish” with international guest speaker Dr. Karl Skorecki MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 • 4:30-6:00 PM JCC Staenberg Family Complex • Arts and Education Building 2 Millstone Campus Drive Click Here to RSVP MAIMONIDES CO-CHAIRS: Dr. Eldad Bialecki and Dr. Pearl…

St. Louis 8th Graders Visit Israeli Partnership Region High School

(Story reprinted with permission from Partnership2Gether. See original story here.) On the morning of Remembrance Day a group of teens from Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School in St. Louis were hosted in Megiddo Regional High School together with their friends from Memphis and Virginia.  The teen mission arrived in Israel as part of the traditional…

JProStl Says “Aloha” to the End of the Year

Thursday, May 9, 3:30-5pm Jewish Federation Kopolow Building JProStl will end its year with a celebration Luau.  The annual End-of-Year event, which honors the JPro Board, will take place on Thursday, May 9 at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The event also will provide opportunities for staff to network and…

Phil Frischer

Forging Connections that Strengthen Leadership and Friendship Phil Frischer thought there could be value in participating in the Millstone Fellows, a high-level, select leadership program for emerging and established leaders run by the Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership. What he found opened his eyes to the whole Jewish community. “The Fellows program widened my focus…

Israel Trip Highlights

Last week, I returned from my first visit to Israel in my new capacity as Exec. My visit had three main objectives: to introduce me to key policy decision makers and strategic partners in Israel; to attend the Jewish Agency Board of Governors meeting; and to meet those in our partnership region of Yokne’am and…

Building our Community

Dear Friends, I want to draw your attention to three recent articles that appeared this month on e-Jewish Philanthropy by Barry Rosenberg, Joel Frankel, and Marci Mayer Eisen. The first two involve the centrality of Israel experiences to the engagement of our community; the last shows how a commitment to professional excellence can have dynamic…

Federation Hosts Presentation on Humanitarian Assistance

On January 22, 2013, Jewish Federation of St. Louis welcomed Gideon Herscher, Executive Director of International Development and Crisis Relief at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Herscher gave a presentation on the JDC’s programs and partnerships for vulnerable populations in Israel and across the globe, including the former Soviet Union, post-earthquake Haiti, Ethiopia…

Major Israeli Politician, Tzipi Livni, Cancels Visit to St. Louis

Tzipi Livni, one of Israel’s major politicians, has cancelled her visit to St. Louis today. Jewish Federation of St. Louis was bringing her here for a private event. We had planned to hold a press conference beforehand. Due to a last minute change, there will be no press conference. Elliott Abrams, Former Special Assistant to…