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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

New Jewish Theatre will revisit Neill Simons Laughter on the 23rd Floor for the opening of its 2022 season. Above: A photo of the cast of NJTs 2010 production of the play. (John Lamb)

Neil Simon comedy kicks off 2022 NJT season

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2021

The New Jewish Theatre will open its 2022 season Jan. 19 with Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” It will kick off NJT’s six show season, with Artistic Director Edward Coffield directing. Coffield notes that the upcoming season celebrates...

Allen Venable II (left) and Rossalind Woodhouse (right) speak at a Sept. 18 ceremony to rededicate a Creve Coeur park as Dr. H. Phillip Venable Memorial Park in honor of Allen and Rossalinds uncle, who was not able to move into the suburb because of residents discriminatory efforts. (Photos by Bill Motchan)

Creve Coeur rededicates park to Black doctor who faced injustice

Eric Berger, ASSOCIATE EDITOR September 21, 2021

More than 60 years after a Black ophthalmologist, Dr. Howard Phillip Venable, was unable to begin a new chapter by moving into a Creve Coeur neighborhood, his niece now sees “an auspicious beginning” occurring where her uncle would have lived. That’s...

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The Cardinals’ late surge is a reminder that the game of baseball is impossible to predict

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light September 21, 2021

Sixteen days ago, Brewers' pinch hitter Daniel Vogelbach launched a bases-loaded 1-0 pitch from Alex Reyes into the American Family Center ether, handing a series win to Milwaukee and dropping the St. Louis Cardinals to 69-66. Well, you could say the...

Lenny Kohn, co-owner of Kohns Kosher Deli

Talking turkey — and grilled pastrami — with deli owner Lenny Kohn

Eric Berger, Associate Editor September 21, 2021

Lenny Kohn, co-owner of Kohn’s Kosher Deli, has been busy. That’s not only because of all the Jewish holidays in September but also because the St. Louis Cardinals’ regular season is nearing its end as the Blues are preparing to take the ice. (With...

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,...

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Why Dylan Carlson’s impressive rookie season shouldn’t be overlooked by Cardinal Nation

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light September 20, 2021

In the midst of one of the franchise's best September comebacks in years, a rookie outfielder is emerging. That's Dylan Carlson, the former top prospect of the St. Louis Cardinals' farm system who is now enjoying his first full season in the big leagues...

Why were Kvelling over the Bnai Amoona Trio

Why we’re Kvelling over the B’nai Amoona Trio

Jordan Palmer September 20, 2021

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the 2022 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Jewish Light has learned that of the St. Louis high school seniors joining the 16,000 students nationally competing...

NASCAR and the Jews. Please join me in following the sport as it comes to St. Louis

NASCAR and the Jews. Please join me in following the sport as it comes to St. Louis

Jordan Palmer September 19, 2021

For some reason, NASCAR racing has never been a popular sport for the Jewish people. While kosher food and minyans (prayer groups) are common at many baseball, football, and basketball games around the country, one would be hard-pressed to locate the...

Lost Tables: Remembering the Eat-Rite Diner

Lost Tables: Remembering the Eat-Rite Diner

Harley Hammerman, Special For The Jewish Light September 19, 2021

Have you 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...

Bob Denlow. Photo: Stewart Halperin

Retired lawyer got the bug to push a shutter in his second act

BILL MOTCHAN, Special to the Jewish Light September 19, 2021

Over 40 years, St. Louis attorney Bob Denlow developed a successful eminent domain law practice as a trial lawyer. His job was to protect his clients’ properties and businesses that faced forcibly losing their properties to governments and large...

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5 ways the St. Louis Cardinals regained control of their season

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light September 17, 2021

They say pitching wins championships in the Major Leagues; they are not wrong. The St. Louis Cardinals have thrived on that model for quite some time now, ever since Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa packed up their things and left town. It hasn't...

Betsy Cohens new book demystifies tactics for foreign-born job seekers

Betsy Cohen’s new book demystifies tactics for foreign-born job seekers

September 16, 2021

A St. Louis author's new book is one with a specific goal. To demystify the tactics necessary to find and land a good job so that anyone new to America, and the country itself will thrive and succeed. "Welcome to the U.S.A.-You're...

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