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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

Marc Enger and Gladys Smith, PhD, Program Director, St. Louis University

Marc Enger honored for work with Habitat for Neighborhood Business

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished October 21, 2022

Tikkun olam means to “repair the world” in Hebrew and has come to connote social action and the pursuit of social justice. It is also connected with the idea of human responsibility for fixing what is wrong with the world. In the case of Marc Enger,...

Susie Joffe started working at the Muny, part-time in 1981.

Mazel tov to Susie Joffe on 32 seasons at the Muny

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished June 17, 2022

I'm not going to bore you with a bunch of U.S. Department of Labor statistics to prove my point, but people who reach two or three decades in one workplace are becoming a rarity.  (Here are the stats if you want them.) A rarity yes, but longtime workers...

Why we’re kvelling over Jessica Scheer

Why we’re kvelling over Jessica Scheer

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished June 2, 2022

Even in what has been described as a "white-hot" job market for new college graduates, landing that first full-time job is never easy, especially if one is looking to put that diploma to use right away. That is why we are kvelling over Jessica Scheer. Meet...

The Abeles family wrapped in Elis tallit that he wore on his bar mitzvah 30+ years ago. Photo: Spoonful of Sugar Photography

Aaron Abeles honors his dad with special Bar Mitzvah project

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished May 5, 2022

Aaron Abeles has experienced losses no 13-year-old boy should ever know. He also has the maturity, at his age, to understand how to take those tough experiences and turn them into something good and beautiful. "It probably won’t surprise anyone that...

Mazel Tov | Andy Cohen now a daddy of two

Mazel Tov | Andy Cohen now a daddy of two

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished May 3, 2022

Mazel Tov to St. Louis' own Andy Cohen on the surprise announcement over the weekend that he was welcoming his second child, a little daughter, born via surrogacy.   View this post on Instagram   A...

MICDS grad, Jake Speller named Director of Football operations at Dayton

MICDS grad, Jake Speller named Director of Football operations at Dayton

Published May 2, 2022

It's cliche to say that most kids growing up dream of becoming professional athletes, but few who aren't born with the natural gifts, stick with their dreams long enough to realize them. That is not the case for Jake Speller. Speller, 23, grew up in...

2012 Unsung Hero Steven Rosenblum to receive special honor from WashU

2012 Unsung Hero Steven Rosenblum to receive special honor from WashU

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished April 8, 2022

This week, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law is honoring a few of their own, including Steven Rosenblum, the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Initiatives. Rosenblum, his wife, Andrea, and three sons, Myles, Spencer and Henry,...

Clockwise from top left: Patty Bloom, Karen
Sher, Abby Goldstein and Dalia Oppenheimer

Jewish Federation to honor award winners at upcoming ‘Here. For Good.’ celebration

Published April 4, 2022

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has announced the upcoming presentation of three prestigious awards. Patty Bloom, Director of Admissions and Marketing at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, and Karen Sher, Vice President of Community Leadership &...

Anna Speller, SEMO Athletics

SEMO’s Anna Speller wins beam event in front of hometown crowd

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished February 23, 2022

It has been a big week for St. Louis native Anna Speller, a sophomore member of the Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Women's Gymnastics Team. Speller, won the individual beam event title and helped her squad to a fourth-place overall finish at the 2022 GymQuarters...

Why were kvelling over Clayton sophomore Grace Wolf

Why we’re kvelling over Clayton sophomore Grace Wolf

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished January 26, 2022

Earlier this month, 42 metro area high school acts competed in the semi-final round of the 12th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. The acts feature four categories (vocal, instrumental, dance, and specialty). Local judges viewed and scored the...

Why were kvelling over Jake Brown coming home

Why we’re kvelling over Jake Brown coming home

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished January 10, 2022

Landing that first real job is never easy, especially in the world of sports, which is why we’re “kvelling” for Jake Brown. Like millions of kids growing up in St. Louis, Brown probably dreamed of one day playing for the hometown Cardinals. In...

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