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St. Louis Jewish Light

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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.

For more information on Simcha announcements, please call 314-743-3665 or email [email protected].

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Recent simcha announcements

Bernstein-Freeman Wedding

By | June 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rachael Freeman and Scott Bernstein were married April 16, 2021 in Lebanon, Tenn. Rabbi Philip Rice officiated. Rachael is the daughter of Vince Freeman and Mary Collins of Nashville, Tenn., and the granddaughter of Wanda Freeman of Nashville, the late Roby Collins of Detroit, and the late Caraline Collins of Detroit. Scott is the son…

Dorshow-Voirol Wedding

By | June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rachel Voirol and Samuel Dorshow were married May 16, 2021 at Congregation B’nai Amoona. Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham and Rabbi Carnie Rose officiated. Rachel is the daughter of William and the late Rebecca Voirol. She is the granddaughter of Lawrence Voirol of San Antonio, Texas. Samuel is the son of Richard and Gayle Dorshow of St….

Gerchen-Heller Engagement

By | May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Gerchen-Heller Engagement Michelle Faye Gerchen, daughter of Ruth and David Gerchen of Chesterfield, and Jacob Emmanuel Heller, son of Paula and Steven Heller of West Windsor, N.J., have announced their engagement. Michelle is the granddaughter of Genny and the late Irving Rondberg, and the late Marvin and Shirley Gerchen. Jacob is the grandson of Lola…

Birth Announcement: Lyla Rose Pasch

By | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stephanie and Adam Pasch would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Lyla Rose Pasch, on Oct. 30, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Lyla is the granddaughter of Shelby and Bob Susman of St. Louis, and Deborah Pasch of St. Louis. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Lorraine and Bernard Susman…

Birth Announcement: Gabriel Isaac Near 

By | May 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Becca and Seth Near of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Isaac Near, on April 26, 2021 at Missouri Baptist, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Gabriel is the grandson of Angie Rosenberg of St. Louis, and Bill and Diane Near of Buffalo Grove, Ill. He is the great-grandson of…

Bat mitzvah: Avery Newmark

By | May 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Avery Newmark, the daughter of Todd and Karen Newmark of Leawood, Kan., will become a bat mitzvah May 15 at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah.  Avery is the granddaughter of David and Linda Marcus, and the late Stevan Newmark of Creve Coeur, and Brad and Linda Finkle of Leawood. Avery has one sister, Leah, who…

Birth Announcement: Lena Nadine Rosenfeld

By | April 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dr. David and Elizabeth Rosenfeld of Chicago are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Lena Nadine, on March 4, 2021, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Lena’s proud grandparents are Shelley and Richard Rosenfeld of Creve Coeur, Cindy and Dan Taylor of Chesterfield, and Daniel and Connie Burkhardt of Frontenac. Lena’s beloved great-grandparents of…

Birth Announcement: Jack Marlin Wirt

By | April 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Daniel and Jordan Wirt of Chicago would like to announce the birth of their son, Jack Marlin Wirt, on March 10, 2021, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Jack is the grandson of Michael and Judith Newmark of St. Louis, and Dena and the late Stephen Wirt of Bay City, Mich. He is the great-grandson of the late…

Bat mitzvah: Lila Mildred Meyers

By | April 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lila Mildred Meyers will become a bat mitzvah on May 15, 2021. Lila is the daughter of Mrs. Morgan and Honorable Matthew and big sister of Greyson and Jack Meyers of Creve Coeur. Lila is the granddaughter of Mrs. Judy and Dr. Mark Meyers of Chesterfield and Mrs. Peggy and Mr. Robert Wynne of San…

Birth Announcement: Gavin Reis Friedman

By | April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Scott and Lindsey Friedman of Houston are elated to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Reis Friedman, on March 5, 2021. Gavin’s overjoyed big brother is Nathan Jarett Friedman. Proud grandparents are Carol and Neil Friedman of Chesterfield, and Dr. Richard and Anne Frachtman of Houston. Gavin’s living great-grandparents are Germaine and Jack Lalouf…

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