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Postponing events due to COVID-19

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has decided to postpone all public Federation events and activities at least through March 31 in order to best protect the community, our volunteers, and our staff. This decision includes closing the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. The Kaplan Feldman complex will remain open, and Federation and HMLC staff will…

Security Is Everyone’s Job

These days keeping our Jewish community safe is everyone’s job. “If you see something, say something” is excellent advice. The more eyes we have in the community, the safer we are. But for Scott Biondo, Community Service Director, security is quite literally his job description. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community…

Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience to feature teacher Noam Zion

The Center for Jewish Learning, Central Reform Congregation, and Shaare Emeth will present a Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience March 12-15 featuring Master Scholar and Teacher Noam Zion. Zion is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His publications have focused on empowering families to create their own pluralistic Judaism celebrations of the holidays…

Expert on Jewish approaches to medical ethics to give Boniuk-Tanzman lecture

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the Center for Jewish Learning will present the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics on Feb. 20. Dr. Daniel Eisenberg will discuss “Designer Babies and Choosing Disabilities: Ethical Considerations of Deliberately Creating a Disabled Child by IVF.” Eisenberg is an assistant professor of Diagnostic…

Message from Federation & JCRC on New Jersey

As we prepare for another somber Shabbat, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) wanted to share a few words about the horrific New Jersey kosher supermarket shooting. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the New Jersey Jewish community. In addition, Jewish Federation of New Jersey and The Jewish…

Film explores controversial topic of Holocaust humor

The final 2019 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series screening will take on the controversial topic of “Is the Holocaust funny?” The Last Laugh, directed by Ferne Pearlstein, looks at the taboo topic of humor, delving deep into pop-culture to find out where to draw the line, and whether that is a desirable…

Federation VP Mindee Fredman named to Mandel Executive Leadership Program

Mindee Fredman, the Vice President of Community Impact at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has been selected as a member of Cohort II for the prestigious Mandel Executive Leadership Program. The program provides rising leaders of Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and Jewish Federations the opportunity to frame community challenges, envision communal futures, and strategize…

Art Lifts Us

Art as inspiration may provide a path for creative and critical thinking as well as ignite the senses. As beautiful as the renovated Kaplan Feldman complex is, new works of art have been added to the interior and exterior to enhance the environment and remind us of the vibrant and flourishing Jewish community.