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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Obituary

Rita Horwitz

Published February 3, 2023

Rita Horwitz, December 29, 2022 Beloved daughter of the late Sophie and Meyer Horwitz; dear sister of the late Phyllis Horwitz (late William) Morris and Barbara (late Edward) Lazarus; dear aunt of Eric Lazarus and Jaime Lazarus Hoffman; dear great-aunt...

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Thawing and thinking ahead with Tu B’Shevat

Cathleen KronemerPublished February 2, 2023

Back in the late 1200s, Rabbi Menachem Meiri wrote of the “winter season” as extending from the month of Tevet until the month of Nissan. Thus, the 15th of Shevat signified a halfway point between autumn and spring. Every year on this day, we optimistically...

Ira L. Goldenberg

Ira L. Goldenberg

Published February 2, 2023

Ira L. Goldenberg, February 2, 2023 Beloved husband of the late Harriet Glass Goldenberg; dear father and father-in-law of Dr. Edward (Anna) Goldenberg and Stuart (Linda) Goldenberg; dear grandfather of Liza Goldenberg, Lauren Goldenberg (Jake Constantine),...

Robert Louis Rosenfeld

Robert Louis Rosenfeld

Published February 2, 2023

Robert Louis Rosenfeld, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2023, surrounded by family. Beloved father of Robert L. (Emily) Rosenfeld, Jr. and Thomas P. (Dena Ladd) Rosenfeld, of St. Louis, and Michael A. (Bettina) Rosenfeld of Altadena,...

Israels concrete barrier separating the Jewish settlement of Neve Yaakov (foreground) in the northern part of east Jerusalem and the Palestinian area of al-Ram (background) in the West Bank. (Oct. 2020). (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images)

At least 7 dead in Shabbat shooting attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished January 27, 2023

This is a developing story. (JTA) — A shooting attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov killed at least seven people on Friday, a day after an Israeli raid on a West Bank city ignited vows of retaliation by Palestinian militant...

Patricia Rosen

Patricia Rosen

Published January 27, 2023

Patricia Rosen, 83, died peacefully in her sleep January 23, 2023. Devoted wife of the late Wally Rosen, dear aunt, stepmother and -mother-in-law, sister and sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and -aunt, great-great-grandmother and -aunt,...

Obituary

Jerome Eugene “Jerry” Steele

Published January 27, 2023

Jerome Eugene “Jerry” Steele, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2023. Beloved father of Zachary Parker Steele and Dillon Tucker Steele. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Cathy Steele, Betsy (Jim) Backe, Don (Chris) Steele. Best friend to Eve...

Miriam “Mimi” Vittert

Miriam “Mimi” Vittert

Published January 25, 2023

Miriam “Mimi” Vittert, age 84, of St. Louis, MO and Sarasota, FL, passed away on December 24, 2022. She is the beloved wife of Bruce Vittert; adored mother and mother-in-law of Jan Vittert, Jeff (Leigh) Vittert, Amy (Jonathan) Deutsch; dear...

Merwyn G. “Murray” Kalina

Merwyn G. “Murray” Kalina

Published January 25, 2023

Merwyn G. “Murray” Kalina, January 23, 2023 Beloved husband of Maxine C. Kalina for 59 years. Dear father of Dr. Jeff (Ali) Kalina and the late Rick Kalina.  Loving grandfather of Taylor, Jane, Grace and Gabe Kalina.  Beloved brother of...

Daniel Scott Weinstein

Daniel Scott Weinstein

Published January 23, 2023

Daniel Scott Weinstein, January 17, 2023 Beloved husband of Rachel, nee Heiligman. Loving father of Ari and Joshua. Adored son of Gail Gordon and Sheldon Weinstein. Cherished brother of Mindy Weinstein and the late Jonathan Weinstein. Daniel...

Nona Rae Oksner Barth

Nona Rae Oksner Barth

Published January 23, 2023

Nona Rae Oksner Barth passed away on January 20, 2023. She was the loving wife of the late Manuel Barth, and devoted mother of Alan (Nan), Bob (Lynn) and Elliot (Rona). A wonderful grandmother to Cari ( Denny) Sheahan and Kylie (Mike) Sklander; Becky...

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