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Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute to accept applications for Holocaust education funding

Today, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced the opening of the fall funding cycle for the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute. Interested individuals and organizations can apply for funds of up to $5,000 on the Institute’s online portal. The application cycle closes on Nov. 5, 2021, and award winners will be notified in early…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis announces new investment in Jewish early childhood centers

Recognizing the importance of the impact of Jewish early childhood centers in the St. Louis Jewish Community, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has announced a $125,000 investment over the next 16 months into a new ECC collaborative initiative for all 10 early childhood programs in the community. The ECC Initiative will provide a unique…

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum to Host ‘Why This Matters’ Speaker Series

Series will include programs on antisemitism, Holocaust education, media literacy, and the Museum’s ongoing expansion  (St. Louis, July 8, 2021) – Today, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced a series of upcoming virtual programs entitled, “Why This Matters.” The series will examine crucial issues relevant to the Museum’s mission to use the history…

Federation announces new Seltzer College Scholarship

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has a new $10,000 scholarship available to area Jewish high school seniors and community college students who are transferring to a four-year college or university. The Cynthia and Garry Seltzer College Scholarship will recognize a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership skills, and financial need. The student must have a…

Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience to feature teacher Noam Zion

The Center for Jewish Learning, Central Reform Congregation, and Shaare Emeth will present a Collaborative Community Scholar-in-Residence Experience March 12-15 featuring Master Scholar and Teacher Noam Zion. Zion is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His publications have focused on empowering families to create their own pluralistic Judaism celebrations of the holidays…

Renowned Klezmer musician and Jewish music scholar plans St. Louis concert, lecture and music jam

A special series of events focusing on the revival of Eastern European Jewish music is coming to St. Louis in March. First, on Sunday, March 29, Hankus Netsky, Founder and Director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Music Director for Itzhak Perlman’s Jewish music projects, will perform with violinist and vocalist Eden MacAdam-Somer for a…

Expert on Jewish approaches to medical ethics to give Boniuk-Tanzman lecture

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the Center for Jewish Learning will present the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics on Feb. 20. Dr. Daniel Eisenberg will discuss “Designer Babies and Choosing Disabilities: Ethical Considerations of Deliberately Creating a Disabled Child by IVF.” Eisenberg is an assistant professor of Diagnostic…

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.