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December Dilemma Revisited

Later today our offices will close early for the Christmas holiday.  For the Jewish community this is a moment of some angst, the “December dilemma” as it’s sometimes called:  how do we as Jews retain ourselves, our culture, our tradition, even our people with the seemingly perpetual motion machine of Christmas celebration operating all around…

New Initiative from Federation Builds Community While Breaking Bread

Challah in the Home, a new program from Federation’s Community Development department, pairs young adults with a host family in St. Louis to share home-cooked meals while celebrating Jewish experiences. The initiative helps young adults develop a sense of community with a local family by allowing for engagement in shared Jewish rituals. Alternatively, host families…

Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Plans Holiday Outreach Events to Enhance Chaplaincy Program of JF&CS

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of St. Louis is hosting an outreach program to engage women in service projects to enhance the Chaplaincy program of JF&CS. The women will be putting together Rosh Hashanah bags for delivery to community members who are residing in local care facilities. In order to accomplish this, Women’s Philanthropy has…

St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative to Host 2014 Community Forum

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Community Inclusion Initiative is hosting a community forum for Jewish individuals with disabilities and their families on Sunday, June 29 at 2 pm at the Jewish Community Center Marilyn Fox Building, 16801 Baxter Road in Chesterfield. The event will give attendees an opportunity to participate in an open discussion…

Federation’s St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative and St. Louis Jewish Film Festival Present Film Screening and Resource Fair

“Praying with Lior” Screening and Disability Resource Fair Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Galleria 6 Cinema Resource Fair: 1pm Film Screening: 2pm Tickets: $8/adults, $5/children In an effort to educate, engage and bring together individuals with disabilities and their families, Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative and the St. Louis Jewish Film…

Sukkat Shalom!

Our family has a tradition of constructing rather unconventional sukkot each year.  Under my wife’s guidance, we put up sheets, or make other provisions to construct what I like to call a “house outside of our home.”  Truth be told, it’s not really all the family that has done this–if I were involved I would…

Victoria Singer

Victoria Singer traces her devotion to giving her time, talents and money to the Jewish community to a pivotal experience she had as a young adult. After college graduation, she was accepted into Project Otzma, a year-long social service fellowship in Israel sponsored by Jewish Federation. “Not only did I come away with life-long friendships,…

UMB Bank Series

MARCH 4, 2014  ST. LOUIS BLUES VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING  DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM | PUCK DROPS AT 7:00 PM SCOTTRADE CENTER 1401 CLARK AVE, MO 63103 Parking info | Directions   Free Registration Includes: * Ticket to game * Private suite * Drinks and light snacks (dietary restrictions observed) * Additional food available for purchase…