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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

Cantor Ronald Eichaker leading Israeli scouts singing “Hatikvah”

Photos: Yom Hazikaron at the JCC remembers Israel’s fallen soldiers

Bill Motchan, Special For The Jewish Light May 4, 2022

Americans celebrate Memorial Day every year with outdoor family barbecues, concerts and parades. Like the U.S. version, the Israel memorial day, Yom Hazikaron, acknowledges the sacrifice of fallen soldiers, but the occasion is far more solemn. Businesses...

Three generations of Israeli family make a matzah brei you will not want to miss

Three generations of Israeli family make a matzah brei you will not want to miss

Haim Silberstein, Israel21c.org April 7, 2022

For Passover, ISRAEL21c producer Haim Silberstein begged his mother, Rosie, to share her special family matzah brei recipe with our readers. Haim’s sister, Orna Silberstein, and daughter, Tamar, also joined in the fun. This is nothing like the...

Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg combine Jewish lyrical themes with a pure bluegrass sound as the group Nefesh Mountain. (Courtesy BAM Photography)

Jewish song of the week: ‘Dayeinu’ by Nefesh Mountain

April 6, 2022

“Dayeinu” by Nefesh Mountain (JKids Radio) "Pesach time is almost here! If you haven’t heard “Dayeinu” sung bluegrass-style before, then buckle up — Nefesh Mountain is about to rock your Passover! Re-imagining ways to sing the songs and tell...

Joanie Leeds

Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Tikkun Olam’ by Joanie Leeds

March 23, 2022

‘Tikkun Olam’ by Joanie Leeds (JKids Radio) “While spring is a hopeful time of year when we often think about improving ourselves, we also can’t forget there’s a lot of work that we all have to do together. This is a GREAT time to teach children...

The annual U.City Purim Reenactment Parade took place on March 17. Photos: Bill Motchan

Video: U. City Purim Parade

March 18, 2022
The annual U. City Purim Reenactment Parade made its way through the streets of University City on Purim day (March 17). Video by Bill Motchan, St. Louis Jewish Light
Women working at the stone quarry of Kibbutz Ein Harod in 1941. Photo by Kluger Zoltan/Government Press Office

The women who built Israel with hands and hearts

NAAMA BARAK, Israel21c.org March 10, 2022

This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. Which is terrific news, as women everywhere still face discrimination and prejudice in matters big and small. In hope for a gender-equal world, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate...

Jewish Song of the Week: Hadassah by Mama Mac

Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Hadassah’ by Mama Mac

March 9, 2022

“Hadassah” by Mama Mac (JKids Radio) “It’s almost Purim, and I LOVE that there are so many ways to celebrate, from being SUPER silly, all decked out in costumes, to making gift bags for those in need. One amazing trend I’m seeing in Purim music...

Noah Aronson

Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Come, Come, Wherever You Are’ by Noah Aronson

February 23, 2022

“Come, Come, Wherever You Are” by Noah Aronson (JKids Radio) “This song by Noah Aronson has a beautiful message of welcoming and inclusivity that I wanted to share with y’all for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. The lyrics are...

Mimi David (left) and D’vorah Miller

America’s Top Rebbetzin podcast features two St. Louisans

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2022

Vera Kessler recently started a new Jewish podcast that covers a variety of different topics, including parenting, marriage and building a Jewish home. Called America’s Top Rebbetzins, it includes two local rebbetzins (a rabbi’s spouse) from St....

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