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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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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

Bat mitzvah: Harlow Hastings

By | May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Harlow Hastings (Hebrew name: Aviva Zerah) became a bat mitzvah April 30 at United Hebrew Congregation.   Harlow is the daughter of Michelle and Jay Hastings of St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Annette Vacketta, Glen Richard Hastings, Judith Hastings, Suzan Stafford, Larry Stafford, and the late Stephen Thompson. She is the great-granddaughter of…

Birth Announcement: Olivia Bracha Bromberg

By | May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Olivia Bracha Bromberg was born on March 9, 2022 in Chicago, Ill. to parents Yehuda and Rebecca (Kaiser) Bromberg. Grandparents are Bob and Joni Kaiser and Leo and Michele Bromberg.  Great-grandparents are Eleanor Kaiser (of blessed memory), Lionel Kaiser (of blessed memory), Carolyn Koppel, Martin and Sylvia Mintzer, Morris Bromberg (of blessed memory), Gertrude Bromberg…

Alvin and Alice Redler celebrate 65th anniversary

By | May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Alvin and Alice (Feldman) Redler of Creve Coeur recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. Alice and Al started dating after meeting at a party when she was 16 and he 19. On April 14, 1957, they married when she was 19 and he 22 in her parents’ home by Rabbi Jerome Grollman of United Hebrew.   …

Judy and Sidney Siegfried celebrate 70th anniversary

By | May 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Judy and Sidney Siegfried are celebrating their 70th anniversary this month.   Introduced by Sidney’s younger brother, who dated Judy first, the couple has enjoyed many memorable decades including the twists and turns. The couple has three children, Ida, Elaine and Louis, as well as four grandchildren.   Judy and Sidney celebrated their anniversary (May…

Aaron Abeles honors his dad with special Bar Mitzvah project

By Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer | May 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Aaron Abeles has experienced losses no 13-year-old boy should ever know. He also has the maturity, at his age, to understand how to take those tough experiences and turn them into something good and beautiful. “It probably won’t surprise anyone that I chose cancer as the focus of my mitzvah project because of my dad,”…

The day an impromptu Bar Mitzvah broke out in Jefferson City

By Tzemach Feller, Chabad.org | May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

(Chabad.org) — Missouri Representative Michael Davis didn’t even have time to put his jacket back on. He had left the Missouri House floor to meet with a Chabad-Lubavitch delegation representing communities from across the state. On the legislative agenda on this April 12th: honoring the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—by proclaiming the day—the 120th anniversary of his…

Mazel Tov | Andy Cohen now a daddy of two

By Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer | May 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mazel Tov to St. Louis’ own Andy Cohen on the surprise announcement over the weekend that he was welcoming his second child, a little daughter, born via surrogacy.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy) Cohen announced Lucy’s birth on Instagram, posting a picture similar to the one…

Birth announcement: Samuel & Macy Cherry

By | May 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ben and Meredith Cherry of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Cole Cherry, and their daughter, Macy Paige Cherry, on March 18, 2022. The twins weighed 5 pounds 0 ounces and 5 pounds 5 ounces, respectively. Samuel and Macy are the grandchildren of Don and Robyn Cherry of St….

Patty and Norman Gold celebrate 60th anniversary

By | May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Patty and Norman Gold will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 3. They will have dinner with their family, including their children, Michael (Jill), Andrew (Jocelyn), and Debby (Rob).  They always enjoy being together, traveling, volunteering, walking, being with family and friends, or shopping at Costco.  They are blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren.  It…

Eisen-Kruvi Wedding

By | May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Abby Eisen and Roey Kruvi were married April 2, 2022 at The Majorette in St. Louis. Danny M. Cohen, associate professor at Northwestern University, officiated at the ceremony. Abby is the daughter of Marci Mayer Eisen and Rick Eisen of St. Louis. Roey is the son of Sharon and Yossi Kruvi of San Diego, Calif….

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