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The Israeli Nation-State Law

On July 19, the Israeli Nation-State bill passed as a basic law in Israel. The law establishes constitutional-level protections for the Jewish people and its culture in Israel. Overall, the law is less damaging to principles of democracy than earlier proposed versions would have been. Some of its effects are more symbolic than material. However,…

Cornfelds Establish Endowment Fund to Help Teens go to AIPAC

Through the generosity of Marcy and Rick Cornfeld, the Jewish Student Union (JSU), in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has established an endowment fund to provide scholarship dollars for teens to participate in the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) national conference. “We wanted to help educate and inspire young people…

Remarks on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Israel

The remarks below were prepared for delivery at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ (Federation) Major Donor recognition event held on April 23, 2018, with over 200 supporters present. The remarks followed Alon Ben-Gurion, the grandson of Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Alon was introduced by former Federation Board Chair, Bob Millstone, whose own…

Israel at 70 in 70 Seconds

Let’s celebrate 70 years of culture, history, food and fun by sharing what YOU love about Israel. Step 1. Grab your cell phone or recording device. Ask someone to film you or do it selfie-style! Step 2. Record a 70 second video telling us your favorite thing about Israel, a memory or your hope for…

Jewish Identity & Empowerment: Lessons Learned on the IDF Battlefield

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Sh’ma Listen! Speaker Series and Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School are bringing David Sussman to the community. Sussman will present “Jewish Identity & Empowerment: Lessons Learned on the IDF Battlefield” on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. David’s story revolves around the time in…