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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

60th Anniversary: Sheila and Richard Flom

60th Anniversary: Sheila and Richard Flom

December 31, 2020

Sheila and Richard Flom of Clayton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.The couple has two daughters, Tracey (Jeffrey) Singer St. Louis and Marjorie (Christopher) Salvaterra of Los Angeles and four grandchildren Natalie and Taylor Singer...

Photo: Evan Semón Photography

Senzer-Weber Wedding

December 31, 2020

Leslie Senzer and Bradley Weber were married Oct. 10, 2020 at the courthouse in Denver, Colo., followed by a small celebration. Leslie is the daughter of Linda and Steve Senzer of Denver, and the granddaughter of Raymond and the late Rosalind Senzer...

Sophia Avery Brooks

Bat Mitzvah: Sophia Avery Brooks

December 31, 2020

Sophia Avery Brooks became a bat mitzvah Nov. 21, 2020 at Congregation Shaare Emeth.Sophia is the daughter of Michelle and Gary Brooks of St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Maggie and Jerry Brooks of St. Louis, Louise Mass of St. Louis, and Loren...

Crighton-Weber Wedding

Crighton-Weber Wedding

December 31, 2020

Sarah Crighton and Brian Weber were married Sept. 13, 2020 in Dallas, Texas, followed by a small celebration. Rabbi Michael Rovinsky of St. Louis officiated. Sarah is the daughter of Miriam and Gary Crighton of Dallas, and the granddaughter of Rhoda...

Hennessy-Welsh Wedding

Hennessy-Welsh Wedding

December 31, 2020

Rachel Faye Hennessy and David Scott Welsh were married Oct. 4, 2020 at a small outdoor ceremony and reception at the home of the bride’s parents. Rabbi James Bennett of Congregation Shaare Emeth officiated.Rachel is the daughter of Jim and Marci Hennessy...

Birth Announcement

Birth Announcement: Samara Isabel Reznick

December 31, 2020

Josh Reznick and Renee Zerbonia of Denver would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Samara Isabel Reznick, on Oct. 24, 2020 in Denver, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces.Samara is the granddaughter of Pamela S. Reznick and the late Harvey Reznick of...

Michael Davis was elected to represent Missouri's 56th District in Kansas City.

Meet 2 new ‘liberty loving legislators’ and Jewish Republicans

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR December 31, 2020

Roughly two-thirds of American Jews identify with the Democratic Party, according to Gallup polling. And 80% of Reform rabbis affiliate with the Democrats, according to a Yale University study.But contrary to what you might expect, two first-term legislators ...

Amy Fenster Brown

Bye-bye, 2020: No, seriously. Leave.

By Amy Fenster Brown December 31, 2020

We’ve all heard people saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over,” as if the changing of the calendar is going to magically erase everything. No question, 2020 has been a – your choice of  bad word goes here – of a year. Bleep that bleep....

JProStl award winners

JProStl award winners

December 31, 2020

TOP ROW FROM LEFT: Rabbi Hershey Novack, Debbie Bram, Maxine Weil, Mark Morgan and Erin Wolfman May. BOTTOM ROW: Alyssa Banford, Anita Kraus, Ashley Stockman, Diana Matthis and Bonnie Solomon.  

TOP ROW FROM LEFT: Rabbi Hershey Novack, Debbie Bram, Maxine Weil, Mark Morgan and Erin Wolfman May. BOTTOM ROW: Alyssa Banford, Anita Kraus, Ashley Stockman, Diana Matthis and Bonnie Solomon.  

JProStl’s Annual Recognition event takes place online Jan. 28

December 31, 2020

Nine professionals have been chosen as honorees for the Annual JProStl Recognition Event, which will take place Thursday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. online. The theme of the program is “Seeing the Silver Lining.” JProStl, an initiative of the Jewish...

Isaac Amon will discuss “The Sephardic Story: From King Solomon to The Ends of the Earth” on Jan. 6. 

Upcoming speaker with St. Louis roots will discuss Sephardic Jewish history

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor December 31, 2020

Isaac Amon’s interest in his family’s Sephardic Jewish history inspired him in 2018 to visit Istanbul, where he located the graves of his great-grandparents and his great-great-grandfather, a rabbi and mathematics teacher named Ishak Amon, for whom...

An Israeli receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Dec. 31, 2020. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Israel has vaccinated over 10 times more of its population than the US

Gabe Friedman December 31, 2020

(JTA) — Israel has vaccinated about 8% of its population against COVID-19, while the United States has vaccinated less than 1%, according to data reported by the two nations.Israel’s Health Ministry said Thursday that the country had beaten its target of...

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