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Guy Blog – October 11, 2019

Hello everybody!  I’d really like to share my week with you! On Sunday morning I came back from a retreat For 6th and 9th graders with UH, I had so much fun in the retreat! At the beginning the kids had some programs about important things which related to the adults world. After that we had ODT…

Guy Blog – October 7, 2019

Hello everyone! I want to share with you all my about my week. On Sunday I didn’t teach because it was Rosh Hashanah evening. I went with my host family to the service at United Hebrew! I had fun! On the next day I had a lot of things to do. In the morning I…

Shaked Blog – October 7, 2019

Shanah Tova everyone! It was so amazing yet different than what I’m used to celebrating Rosh Hashanah in St. Louis! On Sunday I went with my host family, the Samsons, to the service at Shaare Emeth and it was incredibly powerful and spiritual to be there! It was my first time ever that I was…

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…

Shaked Blog – October 2, 2019

What a week I had! Full of activities and events, as I love! I had Sunday school at Shaare Emeth, and taught at 4 classes- 2 of 4th graders and 1 of 5th graders in which we learned a bit more about Israel’s geography and we played Jeopardy including the categories of: Shinshin, Jerusalem, History…

Guy Blog – October 2, 2019

I’m so glad I had such an amazing week! So what did I do?? On Sunday I had Sunday school at Bnai Amoona. We had such a good time together! I did an activity about the Israeli slang and it went well. The kids learned some new words in Hebrew. On Tuesday I spent all my 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…

Welcome to the New YPD

On this week’s Hear for Good podcast, Becca Near, Federation’s Coordinator for Young Adult Engagement, and Evan Glantz, Board Chair of YPD, talk with host Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President, Community Engagement, about the recent relaunch of YPD and what it means for engaging young professionals in our Jewish community.