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Poet, author Joy Ladin explores Torah through the lens of transgender experience

The Center for Jewish Learning presents Community Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Joy Ladin for a trio of events to discuss her poetry, her most recent book “The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective,” and to facilitate a learning session entitled “Reading Torah Through the Lens of Transgender Experience.” In 2007, Joy…

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…

HMLC Honored with Brotherhood Sisterhood Award

The National Council of Community and Justice has presented its Brotherhood Sisterhood Award to the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. Jean Cavender, Director of the Museum, joined the Jewish Federation of St. Louis President & CEO Andrew Rehfeld in accepting the award during ceremonies on June 12. “We are honored to be recognized by NCCJ,…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Hosts Meeting about Housing for Jewish Individuals with Disabilities in St. Louis

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is bringing in the Center for Independent Futures (CIF) from Evanston, IL to work with families to explore community based living options locally for Jewish individuals with disabilities. CIF offers a training, called the New Futures Initiative, which provides a road map to guide interested families on their paths toward the…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Statement on the Executive Order Concerning Refugees

Below is a statement from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis on the recent executive order concerning refugees: In 1901, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis was founded to help Jewish refugees fleeing religious persecution in Eastern Europe.  Since that time we have helped our people and many others find refuge in the United States, Israel and around the world…

Inclusion Mini-Grants Return

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is offering another round of Inclusion Mini-Grants for 2017. The Inclusion Mini-Grants are aimed at helping Jewish agencies and organizations eliminate barriers to active participation of individuals with disabilities and their families in the Jewish community. This grant opportunity will allow Jewish organizations, schools and agencies to create a culture…

Innovation Grant Winner Plans Community LGBTQ Workshop

The St. Louis Jewish Communities Pride Initiative is nearing the end of a year-long marketing/outreach campaign to create a more inclusive St. Louis Jewish community for LGBTQ individuals and their families. Starting last June with St. Louis Pride Fest 2015, the group increased marketing and awareness to bring a larger representation from the Jewish communities…

Inclusion Mini-Grants Back for the Second Year

The St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative is offering a second round of Inclusion Mini-Grants for 2016. The Inclusion Mini-Grants are aimed at helping Jewish agencies and organizations eliminate some of the barriers to active participation of individuals with disabilities and their families in the Jewish community. This grant opportunity will allow Jewish organizations, schools…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis to Launch a Disability Community Survey

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Inclusion Initiative has created an online community survey that focuses on topics around disabilities and inclusion in the St. Louis Jewish community. The goal of the survey is to collect data on areas of need as well as topics in which the Inclusion Initiative should focus on moving forward with…