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Ms. Aarons’ Story

Less than one year ago, Ms. Aarons sat alone in her St. Louis City home, struggling. She had recently gone through gastric bypass surgery in December of 2019, yet remained overweight. In addition, she was living with Lupus and suffering from significant, debilitating back pain. After meeting with her medical team several times, she was … Continued

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Shauni’s Story

Children are never too young to learn the value of giving to neighbors who need a helping hand. The first day of kindergarten, our friends at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School (K-8) begin learning about tikkun olam (healing the world) and the importance of tzedakah. We recently had the pleasure of visiting the school to … Continued

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Betty’s Story

Betty was an 88-year-old Jewish widow who loved her community.  She spent countless years volunteering for community causes and hosted many parties for her dear friends.  Betty was thriving and living a joyous life at Covenant Place.  She had her friends she played card games with and bragged about her grandchildren at nightly dinners.  Her … Continued

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Katie’s Success Story with JFS

Katie and her stepmother first came to visit JF&CS last summer. When they entered the therapist’s office, the tension that had built up between them was visible: crossed arms, lack of eye contact, raised shoulders. It was clear that their relationship was in a difficult stage that they would need help navigating. Katie had been … Continued

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Letters to the editor: Dec. 12, 2018

JF&CS launches pilot program of ‘Conversation Project’. The Jewish Light’s Nov. 28 article “Having Dinner, Talking Death”(part of Editor Ellen Futterman’s News & Schmooze column) informs readers about the Conversation Project, a national initiative encouraging individuals to speak with their loved ones about their goals for end-of-life care. We are so pleased the Light is spreading the word about this critical issue, … Continued

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The opioid epidemic: A Jewish call for healing

We are in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic that, according to the CDC, is taking an average of 115 lives every day. There are 20.1 million Americans 12 or older who live with a substance use disorder, amounting to 1 person in 12 living with addiction, according to the 2016 National Survey on … Continued

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New JF&CS program helps Jews with disabilities

In March, JF&CS began its Jewish Disability Care Connect program for people of all ages with physical or intellectual disabilities. The initiative comes in response to what JF&CS determined was a void in adequate care for local Jews with disabilities. Jewish Federation of St. Louis has provided an initial $70,000 grant for the program. The … Continued

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Event to explore Jewish perspective on Alzheimer’s

“Trying to build and maintain that connection is an issue for many caregivers and loved ones of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia as they work to interact in ways that enrich the lives of both the patient and the family member alike…That’s one of the messages behind an event set … Continued

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