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Jewish Federation of St. Louis awards first round of interfaith and inclusion mini-grants in 2022

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis completed its first round of interfaith and inclusion mini-grants awarded to two local community partners in April 2022. The goal of these mini-grants is to create a more welcoming and inclusive St. Louis Jewish community for Jewish Adjacent family members. The interfaith and inclusion mini-grants process is funded by…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day Events 2021

The Jewish community has a variety of events scheduled in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Here are some you may be interested in attending virtually:   Jewish Federations of North America In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are recommitting ourselves to acts of service. Below is a list of…

An Open Letter to our Community and Jews of Color

Black lives matter. We begin here with this most fundamental acknowledgement of the inherent worth of your existence, the recognition of your most basic humanity, and the fact that we are all created in the image of the divine (b’tselem elohim). And we say this with a heavy heart knowing that these words need to…

Pursuing the ideal of justice

By Brian Herstig, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of St. Louis Over Memorial Day weekend, unspeakable actions occurred in my adopted hometown of Minneapolis, shocking and horrifying many into a natural desire to speak out against the recurring injustices. While those statements may make people feel better, they often do little for those impacted. I…

Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged accepting grants for programs aiding Jewish elderly

The Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is now accepting applications for its 2020 funding cycle from St. Louis area 501(c)(3) organizations. Established in 2014 through a generous commitment from the Women’s Auxiliary for the Jewish Aged, the Foundation is focused on providing financial support through…

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…

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…