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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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Simcha announcements are published free of charge to the St. Louis Jewish community thanks to the generous support of the Harvey Kornblum Foundation.

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Thanks to the support of the Harvey Kornblum Foundation, all Simcha announcements are free for members of the St. Louis Jewish community.

Simcha announcements for births, bar or bat mitzvahs, engagements, weddings or anniversaries are run in the weekly newspaper on a first-come, first-served basis.

Simcha announcements are free and may include a color or black and white photograph. The Simcha being submitted must be within the past six months (or coming in the near future, when applicable). Anniversaries must be 10-year or 25-year increments.

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Recent simcha announcements

Rubins celebrate 50th anniversary

By | September 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Michael H. Rubin and Deann Joy (née Zvibleman) Rubin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June.  Deann is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in design. She is still a working artist focusing on hand-woven tapestry in her third-floor studio of their home in the Central West End.  Michael is a…

Schapiro-Cahn Engagement

By | September 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Diana Schapiro and Aaron Cahn have announced their engagement. Diana is the daughter of Barry Schapiro and the late Fran Schapiro of Chesterfield.  Aaron is the son and stepson of Sandy and Larry Levine of Rockville, Md., and Steve and Gail Cahn of Bossier City, La. Diana is the Senior Manager of E-Learning for NAIOP,…

Brown-Rogers Wedding

By | September 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tamara and Jonathan Rogers were married Aug. 29, 2021 at Sylvanside Farm in Purcellville, Va., where Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer officiated. Tamara is the daughter of Jane and Scott Brown of, Annandale, Va., and the granddaughter of Nancy Schapiro of St. Louis and Edward Schapiro (of blessed memory) of St. Louis. Jonathan is the son of…

Belogorodskiya Wedding

By | September 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Marla Belogorodskiya and Pavel Belogorodskiy were married July 25, 2021 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, where Rabbi Seth Gordon of Traditional Congregation officiated. Marla is the daughter of Andy Zimmerman and the late Susie Zimmerman of St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Harriette and the late Monroe Zimmerman, and Dolores and Nate Preston, all…

Bat mitzvah: Kyla Hazel Spiegelglass

By | August 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kyla Hazel Spiegelglass, daughter of Tim and Yona Spiegelglass, became a bat mitzvah on July 31, 2021 at the family’s home in Olivette. Kyla is the granddaughter of Dan and Gloria Kweskin of University City, and Barry and Renee Spiegelglass of Creve Coeur. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Ben (Chick) and Shirley Kweskin,…

Bat mitzvah: Eliana Lily Wax

By | August 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Eliana Lily Wax, daughter of Jessica and Jeffrey Wax of University City, will become a bat mitzvah Aug. 21, 2021 at Congregation B’nai Amoona. Eliana is the granddaughter of Sanford and Wendy Wax of Chesterfield, and Stewart and Esther Stein of Leawood, Kan. She is the great-granddaughter of Tama Bushman of Chesterfield. Eliana has one…

Kronemer-Dowdy engagement

By | August 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mark and Cathleen Kronemer of St. Louis would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian, to Reed Dowdy.  Reed is the son of Christina and George Dowdy of Charlotte, N.C. The couple work and reside in Charlotte, along with their adorable Maltipoo pup, Freddie.  A spring 2023 wedding is in the works.

Rae and Jack Kootman celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

By | August 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rae and Jack Kootman celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 24.  They celebrated with their children Dr. Richard and Gale Lourie, Brett and Susan Williams, Steven Kootman and Ron Bray and Scott Kootman and James Wagner, as well as with their grandchildren Michael and Simcha Lourie, Matthew and Robin Lourie, Adam and Kate Lourie, Jason Williams, Stephanie and Michael McFadden,…

Birth Announcement: Seth Henry Gerchen

By | August 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Staci and Joey Gerchen of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their son, Seth Henry Gerchen, on May 13, 2021 at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, weighing 3 pounds, 12.5 ounces. Seth is the grandson of Sherri and Bruce Tons, and Ruth and David Gerchen, all of St. Louis. He is the great-grandson…

Kornblums celebrate 65th anniversary

By | August 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ronald and Joyce Kornblum (formerly Steinback) of University City are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married at B’nai Amoona on Aug. 19, 1956 by Rabbi Abraham Halpern.  Ron and Joyce are the parents of Steve and Susan Kornblum, Renita and Morton Goldstein, and Michael (of blessed memory) and Monica Kornblum. They enjoyed traveling…

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