‘Light’ to honor Unsung Heroes


The Jewish Light is pleased to celebrate the addition of its fourth magazine by recognizing Unsung Heroes in our community.

Do you know people in our Jewish community who maybe aren’t regularly in the headlines, but are nevertheless making a big impact on the St. Louis region? How about those in the broader community who have made a substantial contribution to the Jewish community?

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From now until March 19, you’ll have the opportunity to weigh in and tell us who you believe deserves special recognition. Those who are selected will be honored in our new magazine in Spring 2010.

Nomination forms are available in the ad on page 18 of today’s paper, and will run for the next seven weeks. The forms will also be available on our website, www.stljewishlight.com.

“We have had such wonderful response to our three existing magazines, we are thrilled to be able to add a fourth,” said Jewish Light Publisher/CEO Larry Levin. “What better way to kick off a new publication than by honoring those who make great contributions to our community but don’t always receive the recognition they deserve?”

“We want to honor those in the Jewish community who contribute in all walks of life,” said Editor Ellen Futterman. “Arts, science, business, you name it…there are so many Jews who are leaders and innovators in so many aspects of St. Louis life, and we want to celebrate their contributions.

“We also want to recognize those who may not be Jewish but have given of their life and energy to making the Jewish community in St. Louis a better place.”

An event is also planned to honor these Unsung Heroes. Details will be provided in forthcoming issues of the Light.

The Spring publication will bring to four the number of magazines the Light publishes each year. The Winter magazine features Weddings, the Summer celebrates Simchas, and the Fall magazine presents our annual Guide to Jewish Life.

“The magazines allow us to provide extended features on a wide range of topics, and to really focus in depth on people and happenings in our Jewish community,” said Levin. “While newspapers tend to be recycled after they’re read, our readers tell us that they love having these magazines on their coffee tables throughout the year. We want to build on that lasting power by offering yet another quality publication for the St. Louis Jewish community.”