Week of October 24, 2007


Adolph H. Felder, is surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, at the recent celebration of his 90th birthday. Mr. Felder is a life-long member of the St. Louis Jewish community, from his roots on Biddle Street, to Clara Avenue and the Adas Bnai Yisroel shul, to Ladue, where he and his wife of 62 years, Eunice of blessed memory, raised their 6 children. As a partner in the firm of The Wischmeyer Architects, Adolph was the architect who designed the East and West pavilions of what is today the Barnes-Jewish Hospital complex, as well as St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis Regional Medical Center, which was created from the old St. Luke’s East, St. Joseph’s Hospital-Kirkwood, Cox Regional Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, several libraries, including the original St. Louis County Headquarters on Lindbergh, Washington University’s Compton Physics Building, homes, apartment buildings, and the original Young Israel synagogue on Olive Blvd.


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Luda Bronstein will celebrate her 70th birthday on Oct. 28. In 1975, Luda emigrated with her family to the United States from the former Soviet Union. She was a teacher in Kiev. When she came to the US, she worked hard to learn English and worked in the senior center department as an administrator for 23 years before retiring. She also worked at the University of Missouri-St. Louis teaching Russian and for the Jewish Family & Children’s Service as the citizenship coordinator for new Americans.

At the same time she worked at the Central Agency for Jewish Education as coordinator for New American Education. The goal was to teach Russian families about the Jewish religion.

She has also been involved with NA’AMAT at the Covenant House.

She has two granddaughters.


Flora Anne Endelman, daughter of Todd and Judith Endelman of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Jonathan P. Margolis, son of David Margolis and Carol Margolis of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.

She is the granddaughter of Marvin Epstein of Walnut Creek Cal., and the late Miriam Epstein of Alamo, Cal., and the late Albert and the late Marcelle Endelman of Fresno, Cal.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Ann Arbor Huron High School and Emory University where she earned a B.A. degree in anthropology. She is currently attending New York University and will receive her Masters in social work in May 2008. She is currently a counselor in Project Renewal’s Chemical Dependance Outpatient Clinic in New York City. Her fiance is a graduate of Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School and Emory University where he earned a BBA degree in business (finance). He is currently a bond trader at Goldman Sachs, the investment bank in Manhattan.

A May 2008 wedding is planned.