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St. Louis Jewish Light

Melissa and Brian Waeckerle tie the knot

Melissa and Brian Waeckerle tie the knot

Published January 30, 2023

Melissa Shultz, daughter of William and Florence Shultz of Chesterfield, and Brian Waeckerle, son of William and Lisa Waeckerle of Chesterfield, were married Oct. 29, 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. Rabbi Daniel Bogard officiated.  Melissa is the...

Shapiro-Weinstein Engagement

Shapiro-Weinstein Engagement

Published November 2, 2022

Amy Shapiro, daughter of Cindy and Lon Shapiro of St. Louis, and Jake Weinstein, son of Suzy and Steve Weinstein of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.  Amy is the granddaughter of the late Arleen and the late Floyd Emert, and the late Ruth...

Abu Dhabi rabbinic wedding is landmark event for Jewish life in Arab world

Abu Dhabi rabbinic wedding is landmark event for Jewish life in Arab world

By Menachem Posner, Chabad.org/newsPublished September 14, 2022

Rabbi Levi Duchman, Rabbi to the UAE, and Lea Hadad celebrated their wedding in the country’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday surrounded by 1,500 guests from around the world. Guests included Emirati royals, prominent rabbis, dignitaries, and...

Photo courtesy of Sarah Corbett Photography

Gershenson-Andereck Wedding

Published September 9, 2022

Sarah Gershenson and Andrew Andereck were married June 4, 2022 at the St. Louis Art Museum. Rabbi Howard Kaplansky of United Hebrew Congregation officiated. Sarah is the daughter of Debbie and Dean Gershenson of Chesterfield and the granddaughter...

Scholl-Schmittdiel Engagement

Scholl-Schmittdiel Engagement

Published September 9, 2022

Shea Scholl, daughter of Tim and Marty Scholl of Jackson, Mo., and Thomas Schmittdiel, son of Thomas & Randee Schmittdiel of Chesterfield, have announced their engagement. Shea is the granddaughter of Marlene Scholl and the late Ray Scholl...

Halpern-Cline Engagement

Halpern-Cline Engagement

Published September 9, 2022

Samantha Joy Halpern, daughter of Randi Halpern and Chuck Halpern of St. Louis, and Jonathan Stuart Cline, son of Nancy and Steve Cline of Kansas City, have announced their engagement. Samantha is the granddaughter of the late Doris and Alex Silverman...

Grosz-Groswald Wedding

Grosz-Groswald Wedding

Published August 12, 2022

Heather Brooke Grosz and Maxwell Joseph Groswald were married April 15, 2022 in Clayton. Rabbi Howard Kaplansky of United Hebrew Congregation officiated. Heather is the daughter of Judy and Keith Grosz of Chesterfield and the granddaughter of Shirlene...

Richard and Horty Levinson celebrate 69th anniversary

Richard and Horty Levinson celebrate 69th anniversary

Published July 28, 2022

While Stan the Man, Red Schoendienst, and Enos Slaughter were bringing in a victory for the Cards down the road at Sportsman’s Park exactly 70 years ago, Horty Strauss and Dick Levinson were beginning their life journey together on a hayride under the...

Portman-Bach Engagement

Portman-Bach Engagement

Published July 28, 2022

Joel Portman, son of Ronald and Marsha (z’’l) Portman of St. Louis, and Alicia Bach, daughter of Jill and Alan Bach of Dallas, have announced their engagement. Joel is the grandson of the late Marvin and the late Shirley Portman and the late Herbert...

McKeague-Hirschfeld Wedding

McKeague-Hirschfeld Wedding

Published July 28, 2022

Matthew Hirschfeld and Kaitlin McKeague were married April 2, 2022 at the Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Chicago. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Linda and Tom McKeague. Matthew is the son Adrienne and Mark Hirschfeld. Lucie Seitalski was Maid of...

Miller-Bertish Engagement 

Miller-Bertish Engagement 

Published July 14, 2022

Chloe Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Todd and Lori Miller of Lee’s Summit, Mo. and Jacob Daniel Bertish, son of Gerry and Jodie Bertish of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.  Chloe is the granddaughter of Irving “Pudge” and Bonnie...

Walker-Becker Engagement

Walker-Becker Engagement

Published July 14, 2022

  Keila Makamae Walker and Daniel Ryan Becker have announced their engagement. Keila is the daughter of Christine McKenzie-Walker and the late Mark Walker from Kailua, Hawaii. She is the granddaughter of the late Bruce and Phyllis “Tutu”...

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