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


Sheila Bromberg shares a laugh with Ringo Starr on a BBC talk show in May 2011. (YouTube/Screenshot)
Sheila Bromberg, Jewish harpist who was first woman to play on a Beatles album, dies at 92

(JTA) — Sheila Bromberg kept busy as an in-demand harpist in London in the 1960s, but when she got a request for a gig at EMI’s Abbey Road studio from 9 p.m. to midnight she felt she couldn’t turn...

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Aaron W. Oberman

Aaron W. Oberman passed away on September 17, 2021 at age 97, following a brief illness.  He was the dear husband of the late Dorothy (Zimmerman) Oberman and beloved father of Mary A. Oberman and her...

Dr. Abraham Phillips
Dr. Abraham M. Phillips

Dr. Abraham M. Phillips, September 16, 2021 Beloved son of the late Harry and late Melba Phillips; dear brother of the late Benjamin Leon Phillips; Uncle of Rene Koons (Tom Koons) and Hal Phillips; ...

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Elinor Hendin Kassoff

Elinor Hendin Kassoff, September 17, 2021 Beloved wife of the late Martin Hendin and the late Arthur Kassoff; dear mother and mother-in-law of Richard Hendin (Sheryl), Laurie Hendin (Vicki Cooper) and...

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Mark Edward Hofstein

Mark Edward Hofstein passed away on September 9, 2021. Beloved husband of Roslyn Kopperman Hofstein; dear father of Deborah E. Hofstein; dear brother of Lewis (Vicky) Hofstein, the late Douglas Hofstein,...

Florrey Marion Shulman
Florrey Marion Shulman

Florrey Marion Shulman, September 11, 2021 Beloved mother of David Shulman, Stephen Shulman, and Cynthia Koehr (David); dear grandmother of Sara Shulman (Mike Nichols), Neal Shulman, Danielle Nagelvoort,...

Marian Greenwald Kling
Marian Greenwald Kling

Marian Greenwald Kling (91) passed away on September 14, in Arlington Virginia. She was the loving wife of Norman Kling (deceased) for 68 years.  Marian was a graduate of the Jewish Hospital School...

Ephraim Einhorn, longtime Taiwan rabbi with history of international intrigue, dies at 103
Ephraim Einhorn, longtime Taiwan rabbi with history of international intrigue, dies at 103

(JTA) — Ephraim Einhorn, a rabbi and businessman who helmed Taiwan’s fledgling Jewish community after a career that included clandestine missions on behalf of oppressed Jews, has died. Einhorn’s...

Ida Nudel, for years the face of Jewish persecution in the Soviet Union, dies at 90
Ida Nudel, for years the face of Jewish persecution in the Soviet Union, dies at 90

(JTA) — Ida Nudel, the Russian Jewish refusenik whose 16-year effort to leave the Soviet Union moved figures as diverse as Republican Secretary of State George Schultz and activist actress Jane...

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Linda Holtzman

Linda Holtzman, September 9, 2021 Linda Holtzman passed away Thursday September 9th with her spirit and joy for life strong to the end.  Linda wouldn't want us to use words like "survived" or "left...

Philip George Kranzberg
Philip George Kranzberg

Philip George Kranzberg, September 10, 2021 Beloved husband of the late Frances Kranzberg; dear father and father-in-law of Cindy Greenblatt (Michael); dear grandfather of Halli, Sydney, Ian and...

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Regina D. Smith

Regina D. Smith, September 10, 2021, at age 98 Beloved wife of the late Theodore Smith; dear mother and mother-in-law of David L. (Michele) Smith and Robert A. Smith; loving grandmother of Michael (Miranda)...

Eli Karsh
Eli Karsh

Eli Karsh, 53, of St. Louis, died from a sudden heart attack on September 5, 2021.  Eli had a fantastic ability, in which his family and friends often delighted, at finding humor (sometimes irreverently)...

Geraldine “Geri” Friedman
Geraldine “Geri” Friedman

Geraldine “Geri” Friedman passed away on September 6, 2021, peacefully and gently. Beloved wife of the late Melvin Friedman. Mother to Stuart Friedman, Cindy Friedman, Nancy (Burt) Rosenblatt....

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Lou Anne (Soffer) Winters

Lou Anne (Soffer) Winters, born February 7, 1934, passed away on September 7, 2021.  She was born in St. Louis, MO to Frances Wolff Soffer and Benjamin Brandt Soffer.  Lou Anne graduated from Clayton...

Ruth Rachel Goldiez
Ruth Rachel Goldiez

Ruth Rachel Goldiez, September 5, 2021 Beloved wife of the late Aron Goldiez; dear mother and mother-in-law of Jerome “Jerry” Goldiez and Brian Goldiez (Audrey) of Orlando, FL; dear grandmother...

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Betty Steinbach Glaser Spitzer

Betty Steinbach Glaser Spitzer passed peacefully on September 6, 2021. She was born on June 3, 1927 to Ben and Ann Hendin Steinbach.  Betty was preceded in death by her husbands A Fuller Glaser and then...

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Margery Sincoff Goldberg

Margery Sincoff Goldberg, September 4, 2021. Soulmate, wife of 56 years, and “Slim” of Harold Major Goldberg. Exceptional mother of her long-awaited daughter and lifelong companion, Nancy (late Donald)...

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Gloria Waxman

Gloria Waxman, October 26, 1931 - August 31, 2021 Beloved wife and best friend of the late Charles Waxman; loving mother and mother-in-law of Scott (the late Susan), Bruce (Faith) and Brent (Ann Kantor)...

Larry Harlow in his apartment in 2010. (Julian Voloj)
Larry Harlow was Jewish, not Latino. But ‘El Judio Maravilloso’ changed the world of Latin music.

(JTA) — Fania Records, often called the “Motown of Latin Music,” announced the passing of Larry Harlow on social media last week. Once the record label broke the news last week, a who’s who of...

Joshua Mitnick, a compassionate Israel reporter in a harsh region, dies at 50
Joshua Mitnick, a compassionate Israel reporter in a harsh region, dies at 50

TEL AVIV (JTA) — On a blistering summer day a few years ago, journalist Joshua Mitnick and his Palestinian translator, Nuha Musleh, were out reporting a story about an East Jerusalem village. The Palestinian...

Helene Baskowitz Roberson
Helene Baskowitz Roberson

Helene Baskowitz Roberson, April 29, 1924-August 21, 2021 Helene passed away peacefully at her home in Daytona Beach Shores, FL. with her son and family members at her bedside. She was born...

American actor Ed Asner as newspaper editor Lou Grant in the US TV show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, circa 1975. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Ed Asner, who starred as Lou Grant, dies at 91

(JTA) — Ed Asner, whose trademarked a gruff, flawed, and loving persona as Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and in a spin-off series about journalism, has died at 91. “We are sorry to...

Carolyn Glass Korein
Carolyn Glass Korein

Carolyn Glass Korein, August 27, 2021 Beloved wife of the late Sandor Korein; dear mother and mother-in-law of Susan Pritchet (Stanley), Andrea Keller (Bennett) and Michael Korein (Andrea); dear...

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