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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

Bernstein-Freeman Wedding

Bernstein-Freeman Wedding

June 17, 2021

Rachael Freeman and Scott Bernstein were married April 16, 2021 in Lebanon, Tenn. Rabbi Philip Rice officiated. Rachael is the daughter of Vince Freeman and Mary Collins of Nashville, Tenn., and the granddaughter of Wanda Freeman of Nashville, the...

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Dorshow-Voirol Wedding

June 7, 2021

Rachel Voirol and Samuel Dorshow were married May 16, 2021 at Congregation B’nai Amoona. Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham and Rabbi Carnie Rose officiated. Rachel is the daughter of William and the late Rebecca Voirol. She is the granddaughter of Lawrence...

Photo courtesy of Bri Whitman Photography

Gerchen-Heller Engagement

May 24, 2021

Gerchen-Heller Engagement Michelle Faye Gerchen, daughter of Ruth and David Gerchen of Chesterfield, and Jacob Emmanuel Heller, son of Paula and Steven Heller of West Windsor, N.J., have announced their engagement. Michelle is the granddaughter...

Lyla Rose Pasch. Photo: J Elizabeth Photography

Birth Announcement: Lyla Rose Pasch

May 17, 2021

Stephanie and Adam Pasch would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Lyla Rose Pasch, on Oct. 30, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Lyla is the granddaughter of Shelby and Bob Susman of St. Louis, and Deborah Pasch of St. Louis....

Photo courtesy Danielle Lydon

Birth Announcement: Gabriel Isaac Near 

May 13, 2021

Becca and Seth Near of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Isaac Near, on April 26, 2021 at Missouri Baptist, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Gabriel is the grandson of Angie Rosenberg of St. Louis, and Bill and Diane Near...

Bat mitzvah: Avery Newmark

Bat mitzvah: Avery Newmark

May 13, 2021

Avery Newmark, the daughter of Todd and Karen Newmark of Leawood, Kan., will become a bat mitzvah May 15 at The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah.  Avery is the granddaughter of David and Linda Marcus, and the late Stevan Newmark of Creve Coeur,...

Celebrating Your 2021 Graduates

Celebrating Your 2021 Graduates

Jewish Light Staff May 6, 2021

With COVID-19 canceling or postponing so many commencement ceremonies, the Jewish Light would like to offer families a public way to congratulate 2021 graduates (8th grade, high school or college). Parents or grandparents may submit an announcement...

Third Birthday: Chaya Landa

Third Birthday: Chaya Landa

May 5, 2021

Chaya Landa, daughter of Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Landa, of St. Charles County recently celebrated her third (Jewish) birthday, which marked a special milestone: she began lighting her very own Shabbat candle.  Chaya is named for her paternal great...

Lena Nadine Rosenfeld

Birth Announcement: Lena Nadine Rosenfeld

April 28, 2021

Dr. David and Elizabeth Rosenfeld of Chicago are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Lena Nadine, on March 4, 2021, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Lena’s proud grandparents are Shelley and Richard Rosenfeld of Creve Coeur, Cindy and...

Photo courtesy of Nancy Marie Photography of Chicago

Birth Announcement: Jack Marlin Wirt

April 22, 2021

Daniel and Jordan Wirt of Chicago would like to announce the birth of their son, Jack Marlin Wirt, on March 10, 2021, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Jack is the grandson of Michael and Judith Newmark of St. Louis, and Dena and the late Stephen...

Photo: Yana Hotter/Spoonful of Sugar Photography

Bat mitzvah: Lila Mildred Meyers

April 16, 2021

Lila Mildred Meyers will become a bat mitzvah on May 15, 2021. Lila is the daughter of Mrs. Morgan and Honorable Matthew and big sister of Greyson and Jack Meyers of Creve Coeur. Lila is the granddaughter of Mrs. Judy and Dr. Mark Meyers of Chesterfield...

Photo: Kristin Silliman Photography, LLC

Birth Announcement: Gavin Reis Friedman

April 14, 2021

Scott and Lindsey Friedman of Houston are elated to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Reis Friedman, on March 5, 2021.Gavin's overjoyed big brother is Nathan Jarett Friedman. Proud grandparents are Carol and Neil Friedman of Chesterfield, and Dr....

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