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Exhibit and Lecture Present History of St. Louis Jewish Anti-Tubercular Preventorium

The exhibit, Camp Fee Fee: The St. Louis Jewish Anti-Tubercular Preventorium, will open at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis on February 21, 2017. A special opening program led by Diane Everman will be held at 7:00 pm at the building, located at 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Reception to follow; dietary laws observed. Tuberculosis was…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Receives Grant from State of Missouri: Office of Homeland Security

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is honored to announce the organization has been selected to receive an award from the 2015 Nonprofit Security Grant Program through the Missouri Office of Homeland Security (OHS). This grant, funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), helps to protect Missouri’s communities by building the capacity to prevent, mitigate,…

Benefits for Holocaust Survivors from Poland

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) wishes to inform Holocaust victims from Poland that they may be eligible to receive monthly payments of about $130 from the Polish government. A recent law enables eligible war veterans or victims of oppression to receive the payments outside of Poland. Eligibility is determined by Poland’s Office for War…

Women’s Philanthropy mission trip to Chicago

Women’s Philanthropy recently returned from a meaningful mission trip to Chicago filled with Jewish learning and bonding. Highlights of the trip included a tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center on Holocaust Remembrance Day and hearing from David Prystowsky, former head of Chicago’s JCRC, about anti-Semitism in the world today and how Federation…

A Passover Message

Tomorrow evening, millions of Jews around the world will gather for Passover. Our tradition encourages us to imagine that we ourselves were once slaves in Egypt. The Haggadah helps us remember the story, evoking memories of those who are no longer here, those who shaped who we are and who we will yet be. These are…

St. Louis Yom HaShoah Commemoration April 19

“Liberation and Survival: Where do I go now?” will be the focus of Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The Holocaust Remembrance Day event will feature eyewitness accounts of the Shoah from survivors and witnesses. The program will also include a traditional candle-lighting service, Holocaust Torah procession, liturgical readings and prayers. Join the…

Wow!–Powerful video you should watch

I was really moved by the video below that expresses in a powerful way the value and virtues of being part of the Jewish people.  The video was made for Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Diaspora, one of my favorite museums when I first went to Israel in 1983.   I am grateful to Michael Litwack, Past…

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