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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

Jewish Song of the Week: I’m Gonna Walk It With You” by Shul Sisters

Jewish Song of the Week: “I’m Gonna Walk It With You” by Shul Sisters

January 18, 2022

“I’m Gonna Walk It With You” by Shul Sisters (Jewish Rock Radio) One thing that has always been important to me is using music to create bridges between people of different backgrounds. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to...

Mimi David

When it comes to raising kids, Judaism says punishments are not cool

MIMI DAVID, Special to the Jewish Light January 12, 2022

“Mommy, Yoni made me look like a boy!” It was 7 a.m. and I had been up all night with the kids. Finally about 5:30 a.m., things settled and I fell into a deep and much needed sleep. When my daughter came to share this exciting development with...

A 2017 file photo of Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. Photo: Bill Motchan

Upcoming events for Jewish families in St. Louis

January 12, 2022

Upcoming events including Martin Luther King Jr. Day events held by the Missouri History Museum and the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, a Children’s Mitzvah Program at the J and more. MLK Community Celebration When/Where: Saturday, Jan....

Jewish Song of the Week: “Tu BiShvat (Birthday of the Trees)” by Mister G

Jewish Song of the Week: “Tu BiShvat (Birthday of the Trees)” by Mister G

January 10, 2022

 “Tu BiShvat (Birthday of the Trees)” by Mister G (JKids Radio) Tu B’Shvat is a great holiday for families! What a special opportunity to teach our children about nature, caring for the world, and all that trees give to us. This grooving song...

Lydia Motchan (left), who is 100 years old, and Jennifer Wientge, Heartland Hospice spiritual adviser. Writer and photographer Bill Motchan chronicles his journey becoming a family caregiver for Lydia, his mother.  Photo: Bill Motchan

Family Caregiving 101: What it really means

Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light January 9, 2022

Until recently, I was unfamiliar with the term “palliative care.” I didn’t know the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing. I had no idea that the acronym “LO” meant “loved one.” I am a novice caregiver, making important...

Car parade celebrates 3rd graders return home after brain cancer surgery

Car parade celebrates 3rd grader’s return home after brain cancer surgery

ELLEN FUTTERMAN , EDITOR-IN-CHIEF January 7, 2022

The Creve Coeur police and K9 unit and the Creve Coeur Fire Department showed up as did Louie, the mascot of the St. Louis Blues. The principal of Bellerive Elementary was also on hand, along with the school’s roadrunner mascot, as well as massive tow...

Are there pitfalls in unconventional baby names?

Are there pitfalls in unconventional baby names?

Carol Unger, For TC Jew Folk, Special For The Jewish Light January 7, 2022

This story originally was published by our partners at TCJewfolk.com So, what’s the baby’s name?” My friend breathed an anguished sigh and then mumbled something that sounded like Ren. “Ren,” I repeated. “W-r-e-n.” She spelled...

Meet the new year, hopefully not like the old year

Meet the new year, hopefully not like the old year

By Amy Fenster Brown, Special For The Jewish Light January 4, 2022

Well, hello there, 2022! We are so happy to see you, but we need to welcome you at arm’s length. You can understand that we are a little hesitant because last year we rolled out the red carpet for 2021, and it kind of did us wrong. It started off...

Abbie Strauss

Jewish Song of the Week: “Tree of Life” by Abbie Strauss

January 4, 2022

“Tree of Life” by Abbie Strauss (Jewish Rock Radio) Tu B’Shvat is coming up, and as a total nature-lover, I love any chance to appreciate the great outdoors! Nature is also full of powerful metaphors that help us understand our place in the world...

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School in Creve Coeur received a bomb threat on Feb. 9, 2016.

The Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School appoints next head of school

January 3, 2022

The Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School has appointed Raquel Scharf-Anderson as Mirowitz's next Head of School beginning July 1. According to a letter sent to parents, Scharf-Anderson has spent most of her career in the Jewish day school world....

Congregation Shaare Emeth offers expecting parents meaning and connection   

Congregation Shaare Emeth offers expecting parents meaning and connection   

January 2, 2022

There is a new class for expecting parents. The phrase “B’sha’ah Tovah” is the traditional response to learning that someone is expecting a child – it literally translates to “at a good hour,” but is understood to mean “may everything...

Elder care is a Jewish imperative. So is paying home health workers a living wage

Elder care is a Jewish imperative. So is paying home health workers a living wage

Bobbie Sackman, THE FORWARD December 29, 2021

This story was originally published on December 29, by The Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from The Forward delivered to you each morning. As a 21-year-old heading off to social work school, I watched my Bubby Jenny die within...

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