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Chai Frequency Radio podcast: Dark Star Orchestra drummer talks music, Camp Sabra

Rob Koritz, a drummer in Dark Star Orchestra, one of the most popular Grateful Dead tribute bands, talks to Associate Editor Eric Berger about life during the coronavirus pandemic and how painful it is to not be able to spend time at two of his favorite...

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Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Jakubowicz speak of “Resistance”

To rent "Resistance," visit Dan Reich, curator and director of education of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, will moderate a Zoom discussion with Eisenberg and Jakubowicz at 7:30 p.m. May 7.To join...

Old yarmulkes are the new face protectors

Old yarmulkes are the new face protectors

By Ellen Futterman, Editor April 5, 2020

With masks in short supply, Jewish Light Editor Ellen Futterman demonstrates how you can turn that yarmulke that has sitting in your drawer since your colleague's son's bar mitzvah 30 years ago into a covering to help protect you from COVID-19 when you...

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Singing the Blues: B’nai Amoona performs “Adon Olam” to the tune of “Gloria”

June 17, 2019

Congregation B'nai Amoona clergy and members became the latest St. Louisans to offer a take on Laura Branigan's song "Gloria," which became the St. Louis Blues' victory anthem en route to winning the Stanley Cup. What made the Conservative congregation's...

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Classic M.C. Hammer song, video serve as useful Passover guide

April 18, 2019

Unsure of what you can eat this Passover? Let this video of M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" help.Hallmark eCard "U Can't Touch This" from rohitash rao on Vimeo.

The Sklar Brothers talk Purim at childhood St. Louis synagogue

The Sklar Brothers talk Purim at childhood St. Louis synagogue

February 27, 2019

The Sklar Brothers, the comedic duo that hosted ESPN's "Cheap Seats" and has appeared on shows like "Entourage," Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Better Call Saul," were back in their hometown, St. Louis, to perform at Congregation B'nai Amoona on Sunday, Feb....

Why Be Jewish?

Why Be Jewish?

February 21, 2019

There’s no one way to be Jewish in 2019 America. At least that’s one of the themes the Jewish Light discovered when it embarked on its “Why Be Jewish?” video storytelling project a year ago.Each "Why Be Jewish?" video runs between two and five...

10 must-see Hanukkah videos

10 must-see Hanukkah videos

November 27, 2018

Do you smell the latkes in the air? Are you dusting off your candles and menorahs? If you’re in need of some fun entertainment as you prepare for eight nights of celebration, check out these ten must-see Hanukkah videos – something for you, the kids,...

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Short film captures Kol Rinah’s synagogue, church swap

October 31, 2018

Paul Schankman, a local filmmaker, produced a documentary for HEC Media about the building swap between Kol Rinah, a Conservative Jewish congregation, and The Journey, a Christian church. The  name of the film is "A Moving Story.""What started as a simple...


Photos: St. Louis lawmakers, clergy of different faiths hold vigil for Tree of Life victims

By Eric Berger, staff writer October 29, 2018

Some 1,500 people filled the gymnasium at the Jewish Community Center near Creve Coeur on Sunday, Oct. 28 to hold a vigil for the victims of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. Speakers included clergy from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities,...

Jewish Community at STL Pride Parade 2018

Jewish Community at STL Pride Parade 2018

June 28, 2018

Members of the Jewish community from across St. Louis joined together on Sunday for the 2018 St. Louis Pride Parade. The parade drew thousands of participants — including a variety of groups from the Jewish community — to Market Street to join in...

Intergenerational Shabbat picnic brings community together

Intergenerational Shabbat picnic brings community together

June 13, 2018

Families gathered in Millennium Park on Friday, June 8, for the annual summer Intergenerational Family Shabbat Picnic. Sponsored by PJ Library, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis Women’s Philanthropy and The J’s Family Center, the event was a night...

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