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Inspiring Jewish Women

nishmah-logoNishmah, a program of the St. Louis Jewish Community Center, inspires, engages, and supports Jewish women. Through inspirational programming, Nishmah brings together Jewish women and girls from different denominations who may have otherwise never met. Together, these women learn from each other, connect and form bonds through faith and friendship. Nishmah creates the foundation for these Jewish connections that form outside the walls of a synagogue environment.

Nishmah programming looks at the current issues that matter most to women and girls (and guys) today through a Jewish lens.

Nishmah Programs

  • Programs for Women – Nishmah’s women’s programs are inspirational, thoughtful and self-empowering.
  • Programs for Girls – Nishmah offers a variety of Jewish programs for girls in first through twelfth grades.
  • Sharsheret Supports – A local chapter of a national, not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women, and their families, who are facing breast or ovarian cancer.

Slingshot Guide 2016


Nishmah has been named one of 19 leading Jewish organizations committed to impacting the lives of women and girls in its new supplement to the Slingshot Guide. Nishmah has been included for a third year. The Slingshot Guide showcases the most innovative and effective organizations in North America that will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thriving. Selected from among hundreds of finalists reviewed by 93 professionals with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Guide called Nishmah “inspirational and educational for women and girls in the St. Louis Jewish Community.”

Support Nishmah

Nishmah relies on the generous gifts of our donors and program participants to support its robust and inspirational programming. Nishmah offers scholarships to women and girls to attend programs such as the annual Women’s Retreat, the Passover Journey event and more. Your support allows us to open the door to more Jewish women, girls and guys.

Support Nishmah

For more information on Nishmah, please contact:
Larisa Klebe, Director of Nishmah, 314.442.3111
Debbi Braunstein, Sharsheret Supports Coordinator, 314.442.3266