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Rabbi Susan Talve Shares What She Observed In Guatemala As Global Justice Fellow

The southern border of the U.S., along with the people who live somewhere beyond it, can seem far removed from the St. Louis region. But for local Rabbi Susan Talve, who recently returned from Guatemala, the difficult situations facing many of America’s southern neighbors feel more urgent than ever. READ MORE

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How St. Louis’ Only City Synagogue Became A Safe Haven For Protesters

The evening of Sept. 15 was a quiet Friday night for Rabbi Randy Fleisher, a leader of the Central Reform Congregation, the only synagogue within St. Louis city limits. Shabbat services were winding down, and two congregants were celebrating the one-year anniversary of their religious conversion with cake, hummus, cheese and crackers. But Central Reform

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Antisemitic Twitter storm erupts after St. Louis synagogue shelters protesters

NEW YORK – When protests over the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man turned violent in St. Louis over the weekend, a local synagogue opened its doors for demonstrators fleeing police tear gas and rubber bullets.But shortly after the Central Reform Congregation synagogue emerged as a shelter

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With Grand Jury Decision Imminent, Clergy In Ferguson Step Up As Peacekeepers

As Ferguson braces for the grand jury’s decision in the case of police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Mike Brown last August, clergy are preparing for what is likely to be a non-indictment — and for the civil unrest that could follow. Take Rabbi Susan Talve, who founded Central Reform Congregation 30 years ago, and has

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