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Steve and Maxine Mirowitz with their grandson Ethan. Photo: Bill Motchan

Will the third time be a charm? St. Louis grandmother again tries to visit family in Israel

Eric Berger, Associate Editor May 16, 2021

Maxine Mirowitz is supposed to travel May 24 to Israel to visit her son’s family. But she has resigned herself to the possibility that the trip, for the third time in the last year, may be canceled. The first two times it was because of the COVID-19...

Missouri State Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur

NCJW, Schupp advance long-sought domestic violence survivor legislation

Eric Berger, Associate Editor May 16, 2021

The Missouri House passed a bill Thursday containing a provision requiring employers to provide reasonable workplace safety accommodations and allow unpaid leave to survivors of domestic or sexual violence. The Victims Economic Security and Safety...

Philip Asher Isserman

Philip A. Isserman, decorated veteran, former Westwood mayor dies at 95

ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 14, 2021

Philip A. Isserman, a highly respected founder of the PAI Printing Company, who served as board president of the St. Louis Jewish Light from 1989-1992 and was admired for his professional integrity and high standards, died Thursday, May 6, in St. Louis....

Several hundred St. Louisans gathered for a Stand With Israel Rally on May 12 on Schuetz Road outside the Jewish Federation's Kaplan Feldman Complex. Photo: Bill Motchan

Hundreds of St. Louisans rally to show support for Israel

BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 13, 2021

Approximately 350 supporters of Israel gathered outside Jewish Federation’s Kaplan Feldman Complex on Wednesday evening to sing, cheer, fly the Israeli flag and wave at supportive passing cars on Schuetz Road. Itta Boyko, principal of H.F. Epstein...

David Schenberg

St. Louisan uses simple syrup recipe to raise $23k for area nonprofits

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF May 13, 2021

It’s been slightly more than a year since David Schenberg started making Schenny’s Not So Simple Syrup, the secret ingredient in his signature Old-Fashioned cocktails. Schenberg has given 100% of the proceeds to area food pantries and nonprofits...

St. Louisans to rally in support of Israel amidst country's escalating conflict with Hamas

St. Louisans to rally in support of Israel amidst country’s escalating conflict with Hamas

Eric Berger, Associate Editor May 12, 2021

The Israeli American Council’s St. Louis branch is holding a rally tonight to stand in solidarity with Israel as the country is mired in an escalating conflict with Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip. The event is scheduled for...

Albert Pujols visits the new Shalva National Children’s Center in Jerusalem on Nov. 20 during his first trip to Israel. Photo: Omer Burin

An Albert Pujols reunion in St. Louis? di gute, di shlekht, aun di ams

DAN. BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 12, 2021

Pre-read Yiddish translation: di gute, di shlekht, aun di ams = The good, the bad, and the truth To Pujols or not to Pujols? That is the question the St. Louis Cardinals must answer this spring as the 2021 season starts to stretch its legs. Or possibly,...

BBYO plans to take teens out to the ballgame

BBYO plans to take teens out to the ballgame

JEWISH LIGHT STAFF May 11, 2021

Local Jewish teens have a new in-person opportunity to look forward to when the BBYO St. Louis Council leads a group outing to Busch Stadium on May 18 to see the Cardinals take on the Pirates. This event is open to all eighth- through 12th-grade...

St. Louis’ remarkable stories from the Holocaust: Helene Erman

St. Louis’ remarkable stories from the Holocaust: Helene Erman

Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors,...

(From left) Infectious disease physicians Morey Gardner, Tessa Gardner, Michael Gutwein and Gregory Storch lead a panel discussion on the coronavirus on Feb. 23 at Bais Abraham Congregation. 

Infectious disease doctor urges vaccinated St. Louisans to remain vigilant

ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR May 10, 2021

A year ago, a day after the holiday Shavuot, Congregation Bais Abraham in University City hosted four infectious disease doctors — all of them Bais Abe members— for a panel discussion on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a year later,...

In late August, new St. Louis NORC Director Sarah Levinson speaks at a dance event at the Jewish Community Center for NORC residents. Photo: Zach Dalin, courtesy of Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Lighter Side Q&A with Sarah Levinson of the St. Louis NORC

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2021

Sarah Z. Levinson, St. Louis NORC (Natural Occurring Retirement Community) Manager, a program of Jewish Federation of St. Louis In a couple of sentences, please explain your job. I oversee a neighborhood program that connects older...

Lost Tables | Remembering Redel's

Lost Tables | Remembering Redel’s

HARLEY HAMMERMAN, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHT May 10, 2021

Ever wondered what happened to that restaurant you once loved and have memories of dining at with your family and friends? We did! There is an amazing website called Lost Tables, dedicated to celebrating the restaurants of our past. We are partnering...

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