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Lir Blog – May 15, 2019

Wow what a CRAZY week we had! It started off on last Thursday with Yom HaShoah – the Israeli Holocaust Day. Then on Friday at the services at United Hebrew congregation it was the Israel Shabbat dinner with a nice Israeli dinner and a different service (more Israeli ;)) it was very cool! On Sunday…

Snir Blog – May 15, 2019

Yom Ha’Atzmaut! This week we had lots of special Israeli Activities. Starting with Yom HaZikaron on Tuesday, we joined the Memorial Day Ceremony at The J. It was very powerful. On Wednesday, we had the community wide Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration! It was very fun and exciting to celebrate Independence Day for the first time outside…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis seeks applications, nominations for CEO position

Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the Jewish community’s central community-building, planning, and philanthropic organization, has begun inviting nominations and applications for the position of President and CEO. Reporting to the Chairman and the Board of Directors, the President/CEO provides strategic vision and leadership for the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and its 60 employees, empowering…

Search Committee Announced for President & CEO

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has formed a search committee to find candidates to succeed Andrew Rehfeld as its President and CEO. Rehfeld will be leaving Federation at the end of March to become the new president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. “The 13-member search committee brings diverse backgrounds, experience, and perspectives to…

Staenberg Family Foundation awards over $76,000 in Anything Grants

The Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, announced that 22 local Jewish organizations will be recipients of over $76,000 through the Anything Grants funding program aimed at helping organizations raise funds for a variety of needs. 2019 Anything Grant recipients: Hillel at Washington University – Building Beautification through…

Search Firm Hired for Jewish Federation of St. Louis CEO Search

By Gerry Greiman and Greg Yawitz, Search Committee Co-Chairs Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ CEO Search Committee has engaged Storbeck/Pimental & Associates as its search consultant. The search firm’s work will be led by Storbeck/Pimentel’s Managing Partner, Shelly Weiss Storbeck, and Esther Rosenberg as a Collaborating Partner. Rosenberg is Co-Managing Director of Howe-Lewis International and has…

Food Pantry Offers Evening Hours and Additional Privacy for Jewish Households

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry (HKJFP), a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), is offering evening appointments to Jewish individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and hunger. The food pantry has been serving the local community for 28 years, providing nutritious food to over 6,000 pantry guests each month, including both Jewish…

Snir Blog – February 21, 2019

Purim is coming! This week I had lots of activities! At Shaare Emeth Early Childhood Center, we had a Purim Bingo! We learned about Masks and why we wear them, about Queen Esther and what she did to save the Jews, and about Mishloach Manot – the special basket we give on Purim to our…

Yawitz to Head the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Board

Greg Yawitz has been nominated as Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, to succeed current Chair, Gerry Greiman. Greg will be formally presented for election at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers in September 2019. Greg is the owner of Keat Properties, LLC, specializing in commercial…