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Camp Sabra Turns 50!

Have you or your children gone to Camp Sabra? You’re in good company. Thousands of campers have spent time on the Staenberg Peninsula over the past 50 years. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President, Community Engagement, and Sabra alum and parent, talks with Camp Director Terri Grossman and Stacy Abeles, also a Sabra…

One Happy Camper Grants Now Open to All of Missouri

One Happy Camper, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, has opened grants to all Jewish first-time campers in Missouri, with the exclusion of Kansas City. The program offers up to $1,000 for first-time campers, understanding that at Jewish overnight camp, “the summer of your life” is more than just an expression. For details, visit OneHappyCamper.org or…

Rachel Pereles

Rachel Pereles has always been passionate about Federation. “Federation has touched every part of my life—from JCC summer camps to youth groups to going to Israel to Hillel on my college campus, Federation has always been there,” she says. Now Rachel, having recently become the interim campaign director for Jewish Federation of St. Louis, says…

Orr Shalom Says “Thank You” St. Louis

As part of Federation’s strategic priority to support vulnerable populations, we have been funding the Orr Shalom summer camp program in Israel. The camp serves hundreds of highly at-risk children and teens who are raised out of their homes by court order. Take a look below at a few heartfelt thank you notes from the…

CAJE & Jewish Federation Offer Needs-Blind Grants for Camp Through Partnership with Foundation for Jewish Camp

$1,000 Available for First Time Campers through One Happy Camper Program The challenge of passing along Jewish connection and commitment to the next generation has become one of the most important concerns of the American Jewish community. Based on CAMP WORKS, a study by the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) examining the long term impact…