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Reaction from Andrew Rehfeld

Initial reaction from Andrew Rehfeld, CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, on President Trump’s press conference concerning Jerusalem today, December 6, 2017 The Jewish community in St. Louis has long supported the international recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Jerusalem has been the heart of the Jewish people for 3,000 years, and every nation…

Rethinking Red Lines: Towards Values-Based Boundaries in Jewish Communal Life

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Sh’ma Listen! Speaker Series, Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Congregation Shaare Emeth are bringing Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer to the community. Dr. Kurtzer will present “Rethinking Red Lines: Towards Values-Based Boundaries in Jewish Communal Life,” on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm at Congregation Shaare…

Picture Yourself in Israel Next Summer

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is accepting applications for Israel Bound 2018, a three-week trip to Israel bringing together Jewish high school students from around the community. Participants will have the opportunity to: Explore ancient Jerusalem and modern Tel Aviv Float in the Dead Sea Climb Masada at sunrise Raft the Jordan River Ride a…

Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series Presents “Rethinking the Three Weeks and Tishah B’Av Now that We Have a Sovereign Jewish State”

Bais Abraham Congregation, in partnership with Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series, presents “Rethinking the Three Weeks and Tishah B’Av Now that We Have a Sovereign Jewish State” on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 10:00 am. The event will take place at Bais Abraham Congregation. Maharat Claudia Marbach will be a fourth year student at Yeshivat Maharat…

Important Update from Israel

Today, I visited an innovative community project in Lod. You may know the city because it’s where the airport is located. Or you may know the city as Lyida, whose poignant and tragic history was captured in Ari Shavit’s book “My Promised Land.” It is reputed to be the oldest city in Israel with Neolithic…

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