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JWRP Trip to Israel Blog

Written by Cindy Liebson It will be almost impossible to describe this trip to Israel, as our tour guide explains on the bus ride to our hotel tonight. We started the day with a walking tour of beautiful Tel Aviv- a city that embodies in its name and its character the ancient and ultra-modern. This…

JWRP Trip to Israel: Jerusalem

Written by Lisa Gottlieb Cytron The women of St. Louis and the rest of the 184 Momentum participants hit the ground running and enjoyed a wonderful tour of Old City Jerusalem. The mix of ancient, holy buildings intermingled with pizza parlors, barber shops, and residences was fascinating. We ended our tour on the rooftop of…

Lir’s Farewell Speech

Good evening everyone. I’m a little bit excited so with your permission, I will read what I wrote to you all. Almost a year ago, I started this journey: one girl, with two suitcases, a great ambition mixed with fear from the unknown and with a great sense of mission. Leaving my home, my family,…

Snir’s Farewell Speech

“אם יוצאים מגיעים למקומות נפלאים” This is the first sentence in the Hebrew version of the book “Oh, the places you’ll go” by Dr. Seuss. It means “If you go on Journeys, You’ll get to wonderful places”. That’s the phrase I had in my mind when we started boarding on the Plane on August 28th,…

The Work of the JDC

When Shaun Goldstone of the JDC came to town recently to connect with members of the Jewish community here, we jumped at the chance to have Shaun on Hear for Good to talk about his work raising the profile of JDC’s humanitarian aid and Jewish renewal programming in the United States, as well as fostering…

The Interfaith Mission

Alex Sommer and Tommy Taylor participated in Federation’s Interfaith Mission to Israel in May. In this episode of the podcast, they talk with Federation’s Senior Director for Community Engagement Karen Sher about the trip, the challenges of being in interfaith marriages, and how going on the trip allowed Tommy to help the Blues win the…

Lir Blog – June 12, 2019

OMG! I can’t believe that this is actually the end of this school year. The past couple weeks were WONDERFUL! We had the last programs in the ECC of United Hebrew and Bnai Amoona. The last program in BAUSY and NFTYUH. The last programs in religious school and Sunday school. Each and every last program…

Snir Blog – June 12, 2019

These last two weeks were our last weeks working at Shaare Emeth and Kol Rinah’s Religious Schools. It was very exciting but also very sad. I want to thank everyone at each of these amazing congregations for making this experience unforgettable! It was the best year I have ever had and I am so grateful…

Lir Blog – May 17, 2019

Hello everyone – this week went by so fast! On Monday all of the Shlichim and I met the Chairman of the Jewish Agency Isaac Herzog. We listened to him talk about the Jewish Agency and what he believes that we as a Jewish community can do. He gave a very interesting lecture later that…