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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…

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…

Karen Solomon Internship Initiative Begins Second Phase

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is excited to launch the second phase of the Karen Solomon Internship Initiative, a program of the St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative. This part time, 16 week paid internship was created to enhance job skills for a young adult with disabilities who will engage in a meaningful employment experience…

St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative to Host 2015 Community Forum

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Inclusion Initiative is hosting a community forum for individuals with disabilities and their families on Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm at the Jewish Community Center Marilyn Fox Building, 16801 Baxter Road in Chesterfield. The event will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Inclusion…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Launches Karen Solomon Internship Initiative

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has launched the Karen Solomon Internship Initiative, a 16 week program designed to provide job skills and workplace experience for young adults with disabilities. The internship not only provides the individual with meaningful employment and career training, but also fills staff needs at Jewish Federation of St. Louis and develops…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Awards $47,830 to Inclusive Programs in the Jewish Community

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has awarded $47,830 in grants to 15 Jewish schools, agencies and congregations for inclusive programs. This is the first time that Jewish Federation of St. Louis has gifted Inclusion Mini-Grants to help Jewish organizations become more inclusive to individuals with disabilities and their families. “Thank you to Jewish Federation of…