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The Israeli Nation-State Law

On July 19, the Israeli Nation-State bill passed as a basic law in Israel. The law establishes constitutional-level protections for the Jewish people and its culture in Israel. Overall, the law is less damaging to principles of democracy than earlier proposed versions would have been. Some of its effects are more symbolic than material. However,…

Take the Trip of a Lifetime with The Rubin Israel Experience

Applications are now open for The Rubin Israel Experience, an all-expense paid trip for Jewish St. Louisans ages 35-50 years old who have never been to Israel. The Rubin Israel Experience will bring the 10th group of “Rubinites” to Israel on October 28-November 7, 2018. More information, detailed criteria and applications are available at RubinIsrael.org through…

Picture Yourself in Israel Next Summer

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is accepting applications for Israel Bound 2018, a three-week trip to Israel bringing together Jewish high school students from around the community. Participants will have the opportunity to: Explore ancient Jerusalem and modern Tel Aviv Float in the Dead Sea Climb Masada at sunrise Raft the Jordan River Ride a…

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…

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