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

The Lighter Side featuring Lory Cooper, tour manager at St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum

The Lighter Side featuring Lory Cooper, tour manager at St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum

January 7, 2022

Briefly describe your job? When we complete our renovations and open back up in late summer, I will schedule field trips and volunteers to lead them. What are you looking forward to the most when the museum reopens? A new gallery unique to our museum...

Sean Jameson

The Lighter Side featuring Sean Jameson, of the Delmar Gardens West activities team

BILL MOTCHAN , SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT December 21, 2021

In one or two sentences, can you explain your job? We develop a schedule of activities to keep residents busy and engaged and stimulate their senses. They come to activities to get away from the nursing and medical part of their lives and enjoy themselves,...

Edward Coffield

The Lighter Side with Edward Coffield, artistic director of the New Jewish Theatre

Ellen Futterman, Editor-In-Chief December 3, 2021

Edward Coffield is the artistic director of the New Jewish Theatre, St. Louis’ premier small professional theater that is dedicated to the exploration of universal themes and issues and the examination of the full range of the human experience filtered...

Shira Berkowitz is  president of the board of MaTovu and co-director of PROMO.

The Lighter Side: Q&A with Shira Berkowitz, leader of MaTovu, PROMO

Eric Berger, Associate Editor September 28, 2021

Shira Berkowitz serves as president of the board of MaTovu, an inclusive Jewish space in the Botanical Heights neighborhood, and as co-director of PROMO, a Missouri organization that advocates for LGBTQ equality. Can you describe what you do at MaTovu? I’m...

Congregation Shaare Emeth

The Lighter Side: Q&A with Beth Kodner, director of Camp Emeth

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief August 23, 2021

Q&A with Beth Kodner, director of Camp Emeth at Congregation Shaare Emeth How long have you worked in the Jewish community?   I was a camp counselor at Shaare Emeth when I was in high school and college and then returned in 2009...

Amy Lutz

The Lighter Side: Q&A with Holocaust Museum’s Amy Lutz

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief June 13, 2021

Amy Lutz, manager, communications and social media, St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum How long have you worked in the Jewish community? I started as a volunteer for the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum in 2018 when I was in graduate...

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