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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Rabbis Karen and Daniel Bogards three children were looking forward to sleeping under their sukkah in Creve Coeur. 
They usually make it until about 1 a.m., and  then come inside, Daniel Bogard said. Its my favorite holiday — being outside, being in nature. I love the construction project of building the sukkah each year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hut, hut, hike. St. Louis Jews ready to celebrate Sukkot.

Eric Berger, Associate Editor September 20, 2021

Last spring, Bob Kaiser, a member of Nusach Hari B’nai Zion and Olivette resident, spoke with a Muslim neighbor who had just finished celebrating Ramadan. Kaiser learned that they both missed the same thing: community. “There are lessons from COVID,...

Ask the Fourth Graders: A common conundrum at the start of the school year

Ask the Fourth Graders: A common conundrum at the start of the school year

September 15, 2021

Question: We got our class assignments for school and a bunch of my friends are together in one class and I don’t know many people in my class. I’m disappointed. Do you have any suggestions for me? It can be hard when you don’t get into the...

The Messier Side of Parenting with Taryn Goldstein: Quarantine Life

‘The Messier Side of Parenting’ with Taryn Goldstein: Quarantine Life

September 1, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” introduces readers to Taryn Goldstein, 43, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from...

The Messier Side of Parenting: Travel adventures

The Messier Side of Parenting: Travel adventures

August 18, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” introduces readers to Taryn Goldstein, 43, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from...

The St. Louis Jewish Light: Connecting the Community Since 1947

The St. Louis Jewish Light: Connecting the Community Since 1947

July 23, 2021

The St. Louis Jewish Light — a nonprofit, independent news source — informs, inspires, educates, and connects the St. Louis Jewish community. Video by Jen Rich/Videocakes Productions

The Messier Side of Parenting | Pet Parenting

The Messier Side of Parenting | Pet Parenting

July 21, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” introduces readers to Taryn Goldstein, 43, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from...

The Messier Side of Parenting with Taryn Goldstein | The drivers license

‘The Messier Side of Parenting’ with Taryn Goldstein | The driver’s license

July 7, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” features Taryn Goldstein, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from navigating urgent care visits to cleaning toilet...

The Messier Side of Parenting with Taryn Goldstein | Injuries

The Messier Side of Parenting with Taryn Goldstein | Injuries

June 23, 2021
“The Messier Side of Parenting” features Taryn Goldstein, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from navigating urgent care visits to cleaning toilet during COVID to teaching your teen to drive. Goldstein has a master’s degree in social work from Washington University.
The Messier Side of Parenting: The Uber Life

The Messier Side of Parenting: The Uber Life

June 10, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” introduces readers to Taryn Goldstein, 43, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from...

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