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Millstone Leadership Initiatives to offer Elevating Skills for Community Leadership Series

Through the Millstone Leadership Initiatives, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is offering a three-part series on Elevating Skills for Community Leadership open to all Board members, professionals, and volunteer leaders at Jewish organizations. The purpose of this series is to provide opportunities for staff and volunteer leaders to explore skills to help them find…

JProStL seeks nominations for Peer Recognition, Partnership awards

JProStL, the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, is now accepting nominations for the Annual JProStL Peer Recognition Awards and the Annual JProStL Partnership Award. Nominations are due by Monday, December 6, and can be submitted by any staff person currently working at a congregation, school, or nonprofit organization throughout…

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…

Women’s Philanthropy installs executive committee and board

On Sunday, Oct. 3, Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis installed its Executive Committee and Board for the 2021-2023 term. Laura Fields is the new Chair of Women’s Philanthropy, working with Abby Goldstein (Vice Chair, Engagement), Linda Kusmer (Vice Chair, Education), Amy Lampert (Vice Chair, Development), Jennifer Rosenthal (Vice Chair, Community Service),…

The Rubin Israel Experience – Days 1 & 2

Written by Helen Petty After a 7 am flight from St. Louis, a six-hour layover in Newark , plus one overnight 10 hour flight to Tel Aviv on the biggest airplane I’ve ever seen we finally made it to Israel! It took some time to get out of the airport because of the new Covid…