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

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The remarkable Jewish story of the iconic Culpeppers and the famous sign on the door

The remarkable Jewish story of the iconic Culpeppers and the famous ‘sign on the door’

Dr. Harley Hammermann, Special To The Jewish LightPublished March 4, 2024

Culpeppers was started by five Country Day friends in 1934 and progressed through multiple owners until Herb Glazier bought it in 1977. Click here to read the complete history of Culpeppers on Dr. Harley Hammerman's website LostTable.com Louis...

Iliza Shlesinger arrives for the 2021 CMT Music Awards at Bridgstone Arena in Nashville, Tenn, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Cmt Awards 048

Jewish comedian learns about lost Holocaust past tonight on NinePBS

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished January 29, 2024

In this week's "Finding Your Roots" episode, Jewish stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger uncovers a newfound family tie to the Holocaust. Schlesinger and fellow actor Bob Odenkirk are featured in the episode titled “Hold the Laughter,” and can be seen...

Potluck Shabbat with Sparks Match

Published December 6, 2023

The young adult chapter of SPARKS MATCH! is hosting another potluck Shabbat (and Hanukkah) dinner at 6 p.m. Bring something vegetarian to share. RSVP to Daphne at [email protected]

When horn-rimmed glasses were cool

When horn-rimmed glasses were cool

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished November 27, 2023

The fact the Jewish Light was there in 1966 should not surprise anyone. We have been there and we are here now, but we need your support to ensure that we are here in the future. For six decades, the St. Louis Jewish Light...

Mazel Tov to Dr. Jane Gelfand on new position

Mazel Tov to Dr. Jane Gelfand on new position

Published November 21, 2023

Dr. Jane Gelfand, a concierge primary care physician and integrative medicine specialist, joins the team at PALM Health in Ladue. With a focus on personalized, proactive care she empowers her patients to reach optimal health in mind and body. She...

The mouthwatering true Jewish story of Adolph Levitt and his marvelous donut machine

The mouthwatering true Jewish story of Adolph Levitt and his marvelous donut machine

BY ARYEH GENGER, The NosherPublished November 19, 2023

In the sprawling landscape of American culinary traditions, few creations hold as cherished a place as the humble donut. Establishments like Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons, Krispy Kreme and countless neighborhood bakeries have elevated these deep-fried...

Principal Kevin Stirnaman and Elizabeth Betty Baumgartner.

New Jewish Light Unsung hero honored by school board

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished November 16, 2023

On Nov. 28, Elizabeth "Betty" Baumgartner will be acknowledged as one of the 2023 Unsung Heroes by the St. Louis Jewish Light. Her noteworthy contributions leading to this recognition, have caught the attention of her employer, the Collinsville CUSD 10...

AEPi brothers from Mizzou perform wonderful Mitzvah in support of Jewish family in Branson

AEPi brothers from Mizzou perform wonderful Mitzvah in support of Jewish family in Branson

BY JONATHAN PIERCE, ALPHA EPSILON PIPublished November 14, 2023

Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba b’alma di-v’rachirutei, v’yamlich malchutei b’chayeichon uvyomeichon uvchayei d’chol beit yisrael, ba’agala uvizman kariv, v’im’ru: “amen.” The global Jewish community has certainly heard these...

Gwen Goldenberg Rubin

Gwen Goldenberg Rubin

Published October 26, 2023

Gwen Goldenberg Rubin, October 21, 2023 Gwen Goldenberg Rubin, 64, of Ridgefield, CT., passed away at her home on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Gwen was born in St. Louis, on December 6, 1958; a daughter of the late Sidney and Janice (Cohn) Goldenberg....

Ellen Soule takes on new role at WashU

Ellen Soule takes on new role at WashU

Published October 5, 2023

Ellen Soule is the new associate director of advancement for the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University. She is responsible for managing donors and prospective donors for the school and serves as the liaison to the Mildred Lane...

Nava Kantor

Nava Kantor joins new cohort of FOCUS St. Louis

Published October 5, 2023

Nava Kantor is one of 32 individuals selected for the fall 2023 cohort of FOCUS St. Louis’ Women in Leadership. The program offers professionals the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, gain a deeper understanding of the St. Louis...

The AEPi house at UC Berkeley, the grounds of which were recently strewn with shellfish in an apparent antisemitic act. (Photo/Courtesy)

Shellfish dump at Cal frat leads to kosher awareness event

BY ELLEN BRAUNSTEINPublished September 28, 2023

A version of this story first appeared on Chabad.org/News. The dumping of crawfish at a Jewish fraternity house at UC Berkeley last month caused Jewish students to feel targeted, but it ultimately also created an opportunity to educate the community...

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