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Midwest Innocence Project presents ‘Exonerated: Justice, justice shall you pursue’

Imagine spending decades in prison for a crime you didn’t commit. The Midwest Innocence Project seeks to set free those who, through wrongful convictions, end up as victims of our criminal justice system. On April 28, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Society and the Jewish Community Relations Council will present a rare opportunity…

Israel Legislative Mission Log: Day 6

Above: Outside our hosts’ home in the Old City to light the Chanukah candles. Day 6: Jerusalem   We started our last day of the official trip with a visit to Yad Vashem, the world’s leading center of learning on the Holocaust and intolerance. Yad Vashem (pictured right) is also a memorial honoring and remembering both…

Israel Legislative Mission Log: Day 5

Day 5: Ramallah and Jerusalem   Today we were greeted by chilly weather and constant rain, but in spite of this we carried on with an ambitious agenda. Our first stop was across the check point into the West Bank where our guide, a Palestinian-American journalist for the New York Times, provided context on the issues…

Israel Legislative Mission Log: Day 4

Above: Dinner with MK Yoel Hasson (Deputy Speaker of Knesset) Day 4: Nazareth and Jerusalem   Today was dedicated to discussions around national security and domestic issues facing Israelis. In the morning we had an opportunity to receive a security briefing from an expert in national defense and retired Lt. Colonel in the IDF (pictured…

JProStl Peer Recognition and Partnership Award Nominations are due October 31

JProStl, the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, is now accepting nominations for the 14th Annual JProStl Peer Recognition Awards and the 4th Annual JProStl Partnership Award. The theme for the event is “The Future is Bright: Highlighting the Work of Our Professional Community.” Nominations can be submitted by any staff…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Societies Present “Innovation on Ice: An Evening of Bourbon and Blues”

Join the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Societies for “Innovation on Ice: An Evening of Bourbon and Blues.” The evening will include a whiskey tasting, behind-the-scenes tours of the facility and special presentation by Donn Lux, Chairman and CEO of Luxco, an international bottler, importer, exporter and marketer of distilled spirits and wine brands,…