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The Jewish Community Marks One Year Since the Pittsburgh Attack

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rebecca Dinar, 305-710-5361  The Jewish Community Marks One Year Since the Pittsburgh Attack — Asks for a “Pause with Pittsburgh”— New York, NY—Almost one year ago, on a quiet Saturday morning, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community suffered the most brutal anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history when a gunman opened fire in the Tree of Life…

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Returns

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is one of the largest and most respected festivals of its kind in the country. Now in its 41st year, the Festival returns Nov. 3 with famed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi kicking off the fortnight of nationally known speakers who are either Jewish or writing on Jewish themes. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, talks with Amy Bornstein, Festival Director, about this year’s Festival and the year-round work that went into putting it together.

Applications open for Kranzberg Family Foundation Grants

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is accepting applications for its 2020 funding cycle from St. Louis area 501(c)(3) organizations and congregations. This year celebrates the 12th funding cycle for the Foundation. Established through a generous commitment from Ken Kranzberg, the Foundation’s purpose is to provide funds…

Poverty Simulator: It’s Not a Game

To put a spotlight on the issues those in poverty encounter every day, Congregation Temple Israel will host a community action poverty simulation experience in conjunction with National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, talks with Nancy Litz, one of the co-chairs of the simulation event, and Felice Joyce, vice president for advocacy for the local section of NCJW, about the simulation and poverty in the St. Louis Jewish community.

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 15th Annual JProStl Peer Recognition Awards and the 5th Annual JProStl Partnership Award. The theme for the event is “Drive to Succeed.” Nominations can be submitted by any staff person at a Jewish organization, day…

Guy Blog – September 23, 2019

Hello everyone. My name is Guy, I am from Israel, and I am the new Shinshin at United Hebrew and Bnai Amoona. The decision to become a Shinshin through the Jewish Agency came to me one year ago. The process to get accepted into the program was so long: it took over six months of…

Shaked Blog – September 23, 2019

How do you measure a year? In seconds? Months? Maybe moments and memories? And how do you measure 3 years? I measured my last 3 years by anticipation. The anticipation to make a dream come true. To be a shinshinit outside of Israel. To live and act in a Jewish community abroad. To feel it, learn from…

Highlights from Our 118th Annual Meeting

Earlier this month Federation held its 118th Annual Meeting. In this podcast hear excerpts from the inspiring speeches. Outgoing Board Chair Gerry Greiman offers highlights from the yearlong work of the Federation; Patty Croughan discusses the State of the Federation from Patty; and newly installed board chair Greg Yawitz talks about the key elements of leadership.

Art Lifts Us

Art as inspiration may provide a path for creative and critical thinking as well as ignite the senses. As beautiful as the renovated Kaplan Feldman complex is, new works of art have been added to the interior and exterior to enhance the environment and remind us of the vibrant and flourishing Jewish community.

7th cohort of Millstone Fellows announced

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has announced the 2019-2020 class of Millstone Fellows, the Millstone Institute’s premier program for emerging and established leaders in the St. Louis Jewish community. This select eight-month leadership program creates conditions that spark the emergence of new ideas and new leaders who will envision and realize a strengthened Jewish community….