Lory Cooper

Lory Cooper learned from the experience of her grandparents that the highest level of tzedakah is helping someone help themselves. Cooper’s grandparents, Simon and Bobbie Kohn, were Holocaust survivors who came to St. Louis after World War II with nothing. Federation...

Holocaust Museum Event Focuses on One Family’s Holocaust Story

Sunday, August 18, 4pm at Congregation Shaare Emeth Dramatic reading of letters serves as an artistic witness Gerda Nothmann Luner was the only immediate member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Her parents, grandparents, sister and the Dutch foster family she...

Ruth Lehrman

When Ruth Lehrman was a young mother, the preschool at the Jewish Community Center was a lifesaver. New to St. Louis, Ruth had come from Atlanta, where she had been unable to find daycare or preschool for her daughter, Tanya, then 3. Ruth, who was attending St. Louis...

Myrna Meyer

On Dec. 6 2012, Myrna Meyer, Chair of “Change Begins With Me,” helped to launch the new high-tech interactive exhibition in the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. She vows that the exhibit, which portrays contemporary hate, discrimination and ethnic conflict,...

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