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Important Update from Israel

Today, I visited an innovative community project in Lod. You may know the city because it’s where the airport is located. Or you may know the city as Lyida, whose poignant and tragic history was captured in Ari Shavit’s book “My Promised Land.” It is reputed to be the oldest city in Israel with Neolithic…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Statement on the Executive Order Concerning Refugees

Below is a statement from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis on the recent executive order concerning refugees: In 1901, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis was founded to help Jewish refugees fleeing religious persecution in Eastern Europe.  Since that time we have helped our people and many others find refuge in the United States, Israel and around the world…

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Statement Regarding the Executive Order Signed Last Week

On Friday, January 27th, an executive order was signed that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim counties, suspends admission for 120 days for refugees of many faiths and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely.  The lack of planning and inter-departmental coordination has left thousands of people stranded all over the world, some in perilous situations. People…

Gov. Nixon to lead Missouri delegation on trade mission to Israel

Trade mission will focus on strengthening ties, recruiting high-tech foreign investment to Missouri JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that he will lead a delegation of Missouri government leaders on a trade mission to Israel from March 21-28.  The trade mission will focus on strengthening partnerships, increasing exports and recruiting new high-tech foreign…

Photography Exhibit, The 36 Unknown, to Open at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

An exhibit of photographs by Todd Weinstein entitled “Legends of the 36 Unknown” will open on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146. The opening event will include remarks by the artist and a presentation by musicians including James Stone Goodman….

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