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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…

Discovering Differences series promotes diversity dialogue for young families

Kol Rinah Young Families, PJ Library, the ADL, and We Stories are teaming up to facilitate Discovering Differences, a dialogue about diversity, racial equality, and inclusion – all through a Jewish lens. This three-part series will include sessions for both parents and children. This series is geared toward children up to 5 years old and…

Camp Sabra Turns 50!

Have you or your children gone to Camp Sabra? You’re in good company. Thousands of campers have spent time on the Staenberg Peninsula over the past 50 years. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President, Community Engagement, and Sabra alum and parent, talks with Camp Director Terri Grossman and Stacy Abeles, also a Sabra…

Meet the new CEO of JF&CS

Miriam Seidenfeld, the new Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family & Children Services, talks with host Karen Sher, Vice President of Community Engagement for the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. JF&CS delivers many important services in the community, including the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, but also many smaller programs that provide help to Jews…

The Interfaith Mission

Alex Sommer and Tommy Taylor participated in Federation’s Interfaith Mission to Israel in May. In this episode of the podcast, they talk with Federation’s Senior Director for Community Engagement Karen Sher about the trip, the challenges of being in interfaith marriages, and how going on the trip allowed Tommy to help the Blues win the…

Food Pantry Offers Evening Hours and Additional Privacy for Jewish Households

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry (HKJFP), a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), is offering evening appointments to Jewish individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and hunger. The food pantry has been serving the local community for 28 years, providing nutritious food to over 6,000 pantry guests each month, including both Jewish…