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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…

‘Why St. Louis’ to explore how business can attract, retain talent

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Society is planning a virtual program examining how businesses can attract and retain talent to St. Louis. “Why St. Louis” will include opening remarks by St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones and will be moderated by Peter Boumgarden, Koch Professor of Practice for Family Enterprise, Washington University in St….

JPro allows participants to ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’

The Annual JProStl End of Year Event, Choose Your Own Adventure, will take place virtually on Thursday, May 12, from 12:45-2 pm. Participants will pre-select a 30-minute breakout room workshop, including Soul Work with Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Exercise in Your Living Room with Laina Brown of the J’s Fitness Staff, Healthy Eating with Chef-Nutritionist Brett Eisen,…

Federation offers series to improve collaboration, fundraising and engagement for Jewish organizations

Join the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and its Millstone Institute for a series of workshops guided by nationally known leadership coach Nanette Fridman, focused on improving organizational capacity. The series for professional leadership and board members will focus on strategies for organizations to increase collaboration, communication, fundraising and engagement. These workshops are offered in response…