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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

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Jeff Lefton

Magician Jeff Lefton casts spells in Melbourne

Published July 11, 2024

Local magician Jeff Lefton is in Melbourne, Australia to do his Murder by Magic show for six nights at the Melbourne Magic Festival. He is the only U.S. magician selected to perform at one of the world’s largest magic festivals. In addition to performing...

Jordan Oiknine

Jordan Oiknine wins big with smart sports patch

Published July 11, 2024

Jordan Oiknine won first place at the 2024 Missouri DECA State Competition in Kansas City for his innovation business plan and presentation. An incoming junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, he went on to place in the Top 20 at the DECA International...

Randee Rimmel, Kim Cameron, Lisa Berger and Nancy Rush.

Randee Rimmel, Lisa Berger and Nancy Rush find new home at RE/MAX

Published July 11, 2024

The Kim Cameron Group, including Lisa Berger, Randee Rimmel and Nancy Rush, has joined RE/MAX Results brokerage. Located in the Chesterfield Valley, the group focuses on residential home buying, sales and investments. Berger and Rimmel are members...

Mollie Zolkind

Why Mollie Zolkind pedals for a cause

Published July 11, 2024

Mollie Zolkind is the community engagement manager at Pedal the Cause. Her focus is to foster and recruit teams and work closely with team captains to support and guide them. Pedal the Cause’s mission is to provide critical funding for cancer research...

Linda Sandmel

Linda Sandemel’s four decades of service honored with new award

Published July 10, 2024

Linda Sandmel of Shaare Emeth received its inaugural Avodah Volunteer of the Year Award. As Rabbi Andrea Goldstein said, “For 44 years, she has been an integral part of the tapestry of Shaare Emeth, weaving threads of dedication, kindness, and love...

Katie Garland

Katie Garland’s takes on new role at Crown Center

Published July 10, 2024

Katie Garland assumes the new role of advancement and partnerships director at Crown Center for Senior Living. Her responsibilities include communicating agency needs to donors and partners ensuring Crown Center’s ability to continue its critical...

Vicki Singer

Vicki Singer shines with national philanthropy award

Published July 10, 2024

Vicki Singer received the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland award from Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. The national award recognizes women who exemplify the spirit of the Lion of Judah by proven commitment to the Jewish community...

Sweeter Cards’ Stacy Stahl takes the cake (and the chocolate!)

“Sweeter Cards’ Stacy Stahl takes the cake (and the chocolate!)”

Published July 9, 2024

Stacy Stahl and her company, Sweeter Cards, won the Promotional Products Association International competition, the Pitch. It is a greeting card and gourmet chocolate bar all in one. Stahl is currently expanding the types of items inside the cards...

Laura Fields

From wellness guru to education champion: Laura Fields’ bold new role

Published June 26, 2024

Laura Fields is the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ new community coordinator for ElevatED, a program designed to test bold solutions for the recruitment and retention of early childhood educators. Field’s role is the liaison between the local community...

Elizabeth Welsh

NCJW-St. Louis welcomes new Director of Development

Published June 26, 2024

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis welcomed Elizabeth Welsh as its director of development. She will oversee the annual campaign, grant program, special events, tributes and all other fundraising opportunities. 

Abbi Marks-Mazur

Abbi Marks-Mazur steps up at Mirowitz school

Published June 25, 2024

Abbi Marks-Mazur is the new director of admissions and enrollment at Mirowitz. She is responsible for recruitment, admissions, retention, family engagement and community events. Marks-Mazur is a member of B’nai Amoona.

Dana DeBlasi

Shaare Emeth names new board president

Published June 25, 2024

Dana DeBlasi is the new president of Shaare Emeth’s board of directors for the 2024-2025 term. She is the senior director, DMS Project Management at the Jewish Federations of North America.

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