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

Synagogue changing name of B’nei Mitzvah program

Synagogue changing name of B’nei Mitzvah program

May 26, 2022

What’s in a name? Maybe more than you think. In a letter to Shaare Emeth members, Cantor Seth Warner explains how the Reform congregation has renamed its B’nei Mitzvah program to B’Mitzvah Program. “This shift reflects Shaare Emeth’s commitment...

B’nai Amoona plans ‘Operation Max Levin: A STL homecoming’ on June 11 and 12

B’nai Amoona plans ‘Operation Max Levin: A STL homecoming’ on June 11 and 12

May 26, 2022

Congregation B’nai Amoona is pleased to welcome Max Levin and his mother, Judy Levin, to St. Louis for a special weekend homecoming June 11-12. Max Levin will recount, in person, his experience in the 2014 “Operation Protective Edge,” the latest...

Jeff Nussbaum returning to St. Louis with facinating new book on historical undelivered speeches

Jeff Nussbaum returning to St. Louis with facinating new book on historical undelivered speeches

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer May 26, 2022

The great speeches of history have lifted our hearts during dark times, given us hope in times of despair, provided courage when we felt fear and helped define the course of human history. But, what about the great speeches that were never delivered?...

Ben Poremba planning new Jewish deli for spring 23

Ben Poremba planning new Jewish deli for spring ’23

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

Last week at a Federation event, I moderated a panel that consisted of five local Jewish restaurateurs, including Israeli native Ben Poremba, owner and chef of Bengelina Hospitality Group (Elaia, Ol io, Nixta, The Benevolent King and more). When asked...

Disneys The Lion King US North American Tour, Rafiki Tour cast: Kayla Cyphers (Nala) and Buyi Zama (Rafiki)

Summer Arts Guide 2022 | What’s going on in May and June

Patricia Corrigan, Special to the Jewish Light May 25, 2022

June is busting out all over with arts and entertainment events — quickly followed by equally enticing opportunities to get out and about in July and August. What’s coming to St. Louis? Opera! Jackson Browne! Theater — indoors and out! Music! Circus...

She missed graduation to get married. 50-years later Gail Lang walks with Wash U 72

She missed graduation to get married. 50-years later Gail Lang walks with Wash U ’72

Ellen Futterman , Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2022

On Friday, May 20, Gail Lang did something she had waited to do for 50 years — walk at her college graduation ceremony. There she was, replete in cap and gown, at the age of 71, walking with roughly 50 members of Washington University’s Class of...

Free showing of award winning film, Petit Rat, Friday on Nine PBS

Free showing of award winning film, “Petit Rat,” Friday on Nine PBS

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer May 25, 2022

In 1940, a French Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is cut short by World War II. She vows that if she has daughters, they will become dancers. Nearly 80 years later, she and her two daughters confront the impact of that pledge. That is the...

St. Louis Israeli Folk Dance (IFD) group though the years.

Folk dance group connects St. Louisans with Israel

BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 24, 2022

Every Monday night the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School hosts a dance party in the gym. The participants, who range from teenagers to octogenarians, learn and practice the art of Israeli folk dancing. The St. Louis Israeli Folk Dance...

Wild Horse Elementary students raise $4K to help others, without parents help

Wild Horse Elementary students raise $4K to help others, without parents’ help

Jordan Palmer May 23, 2022

Little kids helping big kids in need. That’s what the Rockwood School District Wild Horse Elementary K-5 students were tasked to do as part of a school-wide, service-learning fundraising project this semester. The project was co-facilitated by Debbie...

Senior Olympics kickoff this week at Jewish Community Center

Senior Olympics kickoff this week at Jewish Community Center

Bill Motchan, Special For The Jewish Light May 23, 2022

The 42nd St. Louis Senior Olympics will kick off Thursday, May 26 with opening ceremonies and a vendor fair from 1-4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center’s  Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Building parking lot. The ceremonies will also...

Bob Newmark tapped to become next Federation board chair

Bob Newmark tapped to become next Federation board chair

May 23, 2022

Robert “Bob” Newmark has been nominated as Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, to succeed current chair, Greg Yawitz, according to a news release issued from Federation. Newmark will be formally presented for election at the Jewish...

Being Jewish in St. Charles

Being Jewish in St. Charles

BEING JEWISH IN ST. CHARLES, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JEWISH LIGHT May 23, 2022

The St. Louis Jewish Light is very excited to announce a new partnership with Being Jewish in St. Charles, a storytelling project with the goal of sharing first-person stories and photographic portraits featuring Jewish people in St. Charles County. Did...

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