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Jewish Community Joins Together for ‘Shine A Light,’ an Unprecedented Coalition to Spotlight Antisemitism

New major nationwide initiative addresses rising antisemitism through education, partnerships, advocacy, and media. Five local Jewish organizations are joining with a coalition of over 60 North American Jewish and non-Jewish organizations and corporations to launch Shine A Light, an unprecedented effort to illuminate the dangers of antisemitism through education, community partnerships, workplace engagement, and advocacy….

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 9, Our Last Day

Written by Mike Perry Waking up, I am sure we all shared the same sentiment; how can it be our last day? This group, which started as seven strangers, had now explored the Old City of Jaffa, shopped in the shuks of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, rode Segways, and explored Yokinam-Megido while experiencing Kibutz life….

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 8

Written by Seth Albin Today, we started with another wonderful Israeli breakfast and had our PCR tests in anticipation of coming home. After breakfast, we hopped on the bus and headed to the Max Rayne Hand in Hand School Jerusalem, which was opened in 1998. On the way to the school, we learned about the…

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 7

Written by Todd Nissenholtz Today was an extremely busy, educational, and relaxing day! We started out at Masada, where we learned the history of the mountain fortress and the attack of the Romans who overtook the Jews, but not before the Jews committed mass suicide in order to avoid their fate of torcher and slavery….

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 6

Written Jennifer Lederman There is no better way to spend Shabbat than in Jerusalem. After an amazing, breakfast we started our day by walking to meet Rabbi Shimon for a tour of synagogues in the area. Along the way our conversant and very knowledgeable tour guide identified points of interest as we walked to meet…

Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute to accept applications for Holocaust education funding

Today, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced the opening of the fall funding cycle for the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute. Interested individuals and organizations can apply for funds of up to $5,000 on the Institute’s online portal. The application cycle closes on Nov. 5, 2021, and award winners will be notified in early…

Applications open soon for academic scholarships, loans

Jewish Federation of St. Louis distributes a number of academic scholarships and interest-free loans to St. Louis area students. These scholarships are open to residents of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, with a preference given to Jewish applicants. The applications are open January 14 through April 8. Apply online here. THE LENTIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by…