Bottom of the email photos

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer

Shalom, and welcome to the new archive of all the bottom of the email photos. I get asked about them a lot and if I’m saving them. I wasn’t, but now I am.


September 26

Parents’ Day Saturday at Missouri S&T. The boy is off to a good start to his sophmore year. Whew!

September 21

St. Louis brothers Harry and Nathan Dunie founded Dunie’s downtown deli in 1912. Their niece Johanna Hofstein took it over after World War II. She and her husband Jerry ran it together until 1964 when Jerry died. Johanna ran the popular downtown deli until 1990.

September 20

September 19

I can’t believe I forgot to tell you all the big news. The big news that made my wife scream uncontrollably, forcing me to grab a baseball bat because I thought we had an intruder.  Our mugshot photo, from our summer trip to North Carolina finally made it on Sunday Today with Willie Geist. (Top right)   Yes, that made Leigh scream. Thanks, Willie!

September 14

Hard to believe I was the Bat Mitzvah dad 9 years ago today.

September 13

I’m hoping they don’t sell any “My Editor-in-Chief went to Edinburgh Castle and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” t-shirts. Because if they do, Ellen Futterman is bringing me back one.

September 12

The Palmer puppers, Cody (l) and Lucy (r) have been awfully itchy lately, but they just plopped themselves down at the vet’s office and waited their turn. Such good puppers.


September 10, 2023

Me and the old man at the Clayton Art Fair. Love you dude.

September 7, 2023

That look you get when you try a vanilla egg cream for the first time, and you can’t believe it hasn’t been in your life until now. This all went down on Sunday at the Fountain on Locust. (Leigh Palmer)

August 22, 2023

If you’re ever at the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market, be sure to say hello.


Thinking a lot about life lately. Thinking about friends, family, the past..lot’s of stuff. This pic is, and I can’t believe I’m typing this, 48 years old. I’m holding the ball. My buddy Evan Buxner is in the top left.
Today, I’m thinking about him and his family.

July 23

July 11

Today, I got to meet and learn the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, a Holocaust survivor fron New Orleans who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

June 20

Jordan Palmer, Rush Chairman. Damn good to meet you.

May 17

With everyone posting graduation photos, my kids didn’t believe I ever did…. So there. University of Arizona ’91. Mom! Open your eyes. I did it.

May 15

May 9

April 28

Scott Mannis, Me, Jeff Bernstein and Steve Schraibman. Guessing from my shirt, this was 1990ish.

April 26

Checking out the new venue, The Garage downtown and raising money for Mission STL.

April 24

Remember The Oak Tree. That’s where I bought that Fedora in 1983ish.


April 20

Nanci Neuman Kavich and me. BBYO function in 1983

April 12

In this 1975 image, Vivian Zwick, newly elected president of the Light board of trustees, presents a bound volume of the previous year’s issues to her predecessor, Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin. With them (from left) are Robert A. Cohn, editor-in-chief; David Rabinovitz, secretary; Morris H. Sterneck, treasurer; and vice presidents Frank Roth, Joseph J. Edlin and Michael N. Newmark. Photo by Peter Ferman


February 19

January 16

The good folks at Union Bagel, which expect to open next month in Webster Groves, held a soft opening on National Bagel Day on Sunday, forgive my son Max’s non-smile, but the bagels and lox were tremendous, and I cannot wait for them to open for real. “Max – remember I put you in my morning email, so next time, try to smile. – Love dad.

January 13


January 12

Just a friendly reminder from one college dad to any others. Don’t forget to pay the winter tuition.


January 11

Please say hello to my newest pal, Georgie. Not George, not Georgette, Georgie. This dude is what we call a Wonderhound, because, well he’s a beagle/ hound mix, and he’s wonderful. He has been hanging out with his human Karen Aroesty for 2.5 years and overall I think he’s pretty cool. I mean look at that stare. He’s just oozing cool.

January 10

January 9

Hope you had a blessed and warm weekend, and here’s to a great week.



January 6

I took some time off and missed the chance to wish my in-laws, Ann and Robert Eisen a happy 59th anniversary.
Happy Anniversary you crazy kids.

January 5

My name is Kylo Sparks. I am a rescue poodle that my family adopted 7 years ago. They employ me to oversee the overall management of the household, security and child-rearing. I put my 2 human children to bed every night with my mom, Carly, and then join her and my dad in bed. I also go on neighborhood watch patrol walks every day. I alert my humans to any suspicious behavior.

January 4

This is an actual cut-out-story from 1973 saved by Mark Koritz, photographed, and emailed eventually to Bonnie Solomon who sent it to me. Bonnie, thanks for sharing and allowing me to rewrite the headline for 2023.

Bonnie Solomon, Mark Koritz head B’nai B’rith Metro Campaign


January 2

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2023.

The St. Louis Jewish Light

November 18, 2022

Sorry to interrupt this morning’s email, but I need to parent real quick.
Message to Max. Find a place to get your haircut at school. This is the last time I drive to pick you up and bring you home just to get a haircut.
Love Dad.

November 17, 2022

Every month I get a beard trim. It’s like a spa day for me. I go to Dapper Gents in Ladue, (ask for Carrie). But the reason you’re looking at a sandwich is that even though I brought my lunch, by the time I was nearing my appointment at 11:50, I got so hungry, I knew I wouldn’t make it through my 1-hour haircut/beard trim. (No jokes about my “lack of hair.”) Anyway with 15 minutes till my appointment, I ran into Companion Bakery, and had the absolute best sandwich, “The Frenchie.” It is my sandwich of the year.

November 16, 2022

Dear Ziggy,
My name is Adrienne and I’m on the left.
And, my name is Jimmy Buffett, I’m the handsome dude on the right.
We are both domestic short hairs, adopted 6 years ago by our human Karen Comensky.
Karen will tell you that Adrienne is bossy, Ziggy, but believe me, it’s not true.

November 15, 2022

I would just love to meet the copywriter of this gloriously funny advertisement from the February 1, 1967 issue of the Jewish Light. Let’s note, that all average students need to be accompanied by two average parents. Also, brilliant use of the P.S.


November 14, 2022

With the sudden return of winter, it was a great weekend to relax, read and slurp soup. So we did all of the above.


November 11, 2022

By day Ellen Futterman is the mild-mannered Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish Light. By night, she becomes a super interviewer. Last night at the Jewish Book Festival, she led the conversation with Julia Haart, author of “Brazen” and the Netflix show, “My Unorthodox Life.”

November 10, 2022

Happy Birthday Mom! 🎂🎁🎈🎊
And yes, I’m wearing the same shirt from the Monday picture, just 1 year apart. It’s a great shirt.

November 9th, 2022

Hi Ziggy,
This is our nice Jewish dog, Scout Bernstein. She likes to romp around in the backyard with her best Buddy and next-door neighbor, Mario Levy (another nice Jewish dog). One is a vicious beast. The other is a pit bull. Both rescues!
Jennifer Knopf Bernstein
Send your pics to [email protected]

November 8th, 2022

You know, I dug out the old Bar Mitzvah album last week, I post up a picture with possibly my worst haircut ever and invite the entire St. Louis Jewish community to join me in celebrating what we all looked like back in the day. I got two emails. That ain’t cuttin’ it folks. I need you to work with me, just like: (from left) (half face) Chris Huddleston, Brad Seigel, Kurt Wulfert, Steve Schraibman, Barbie Epstein, Aimee Kornblet Harris, Barbara Steinberg Askenazi, Elizabeth Exarhou, Cathy Summers, Brian Bruce, Ron Miller, Eric Dillner, all did as I was break dancing on the dance floor.
Email me your pics or your kid’s pics to [email protected]