Roni’s Shlichah Blog – Week of January 4

Check out Roni’s previous blog here!

The J is excited and pleased to welcome Roni Lavi to our staff. Roni just arrived from Israel and will be serving the St. Louis Jewish community for the next two years. In her role as our shlichah, she will provide Israel education and engagement through various programs and services. 

For the Jewish world, Israel is an important part of our collective identity. It is home to so much ancient and modern Jewish history, culture, and traditions, and Roni will help bring this to life, so children and adults alike will learn and feel connected to Israel and its people. We are thankful for our partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the generosity of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis that makes this special project possible.

Learn more about Roni and keep up with all of her work at the J by following along with this blog! If you are interested in connecting or learning from Roni, please feel free to contact her at