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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 Awards $50,000 to Inclusive Programs in the Jewish Community

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has awarded $50,000 in grants to 14 Jewish schools, agencies and congregations for inclusive programs. This is the third year that the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has allocated Mini Grants in order to help Jewish organizations eliminate barriers for full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families in…

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…

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Statement Regarding the Executive Order Signed Last Week

On Friday, January 27th, an executive order was signed that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim counties, suspends admission for 120 days for refugees of many faiths and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely.  The lack of planning and inter-departmental coordination has left thousands of people stranded all over the world, some in perilous situations. People…

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…

Free Mental Health First Aid Training

Jewish Federation of St. Louis to offer free service to professionals and volunteers Jewish Federation of St. Louis has partnered with NAMI St. Louis (National Alliance for Mental Illness) to offer a free mental health first aid training for professionals and volunteer leaders in the Jewish community. The training will take place on Tuesday, November…

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