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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…

Congress Votes to Replenish PPP fund

From JewishTogether.org Last evening, the House of Representatives approved the newest coronavirus aid package. The bill previously passed the Senate on Tuesday. President Trump is expected to sign the bill later today. The bill includes a $250 billion infusion to the recently established Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, plus an added $60 billion for PPP…

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…