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These big St. Louis buildings could go uncleaned as janitors authorize strike

[…] Michelle McNeal, a janitor at 1010 Market St., said she is a mother who previously experienced homelessness. “We believe that $10 an hour is not enough to feed our families, to pay our bill, to be able to do public transportation, to be able to have our medical bills paid for,” she said. Supporting the …

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Jews in the News: November

[…] Rabbi Susan Talve was one of six honorees at the Missouri Health Care for All’s Health Care Champion Awards Reception. The event recognizes legislators, volunteers and community partners who have made an impact in Missourians’ access to quality, affordable health care.  READ MORE

‘No Shanda’ group removes shame, stigma from mental health discussion

Sitting around the table in the Central Reform Congregation library earlier this month, the meeting of No Shanda, a mental health group led by Rabbis Susan Talve and James Goodman, was about to start. Several of the participants chatted with one another. Some sat quietly. I introduced myself to the two women sitting nearest to …

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New fellowship aims to reach multifaith couples

About three years ago, Rabbi Karen Bogard had to make an uncomfortable decision.  She had received a request from a cousin who had been Bogard’s maid of honor. The cousin wanted Bogard to officiate at her wedding. But for Bogard, there was an issue: Her cousin was marrying someone who was not Jewish.  READ MORE