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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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

All content by By David Baugher Special to the Jewish Light
Wayne Kaufman

Unsung Heroes 2015: Wayne Kaufman

Published October 27, 2021
Rabbi James Stone Goodman

Rabbi helps others help themselves

Published October 19, 2018
Above, Jeffrey Cohen (center) was a driving force behind the Circle@Crown Café at Crown Center for Senior Living, where Cohen is a past board president. Photo: Kristi Foster

From a napkin big ideas grow

Published May 21, 2017
Tali Stadler

Unsung Heroes 2015: Tali Stadler

Published May 21, 2015
Myra Rosenthal takes part in the expansion of the Garden of Eden on the JCC grounds in March, 2014. Photo: Yana Hotter

Myra Rosenthal

Published May 22, 2014
Bill Cannon and Dottie Gray carry the torch at the opening ceremonies of the 2011 St. Louis Senior Olympics held at the Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur.  

Let the games begin

Published May 21, 2014
Judy and Dr. Robert Hellman inside Young Israel of St. Louis. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Dr. Robert and Judy Hellman

Published May 21, 2014
Marvin Beckerman outside the Jewish Community Center. Photo: Lisa Mandel 

Marvin Beckerman

Published May 21, 2014
Kathy Lebedun at home with her dog, Hero. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Kathy Lebedun

Published May 21, 2014
Sam Klein started a nonprofit that recycles old printer cartidges and electronics. Photo: Yana Hotter

Sam Klein

Published May 21, 2014
Portrait of Derek Cohn in 2013. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Derek Cohn

Published May 22, 2013
Rick Rovak in 2013. Photo: Yana Hotter

Rick Rovak

Published May 22, 2013
Sandy Silverstein displays a photo of himself in his scoutmaster uniform, at his home in Olivette. Photo: Yana Hotter

Sandy Silverstein

Published May 22, 2013
Portrait of Josh Goldman in 2013. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Josh Goldman

Published May 22, 2013
Rita Swiener at the Santa’s Helpers warehouse. Photo: Yana Hotter

Rita Swiener

Published May 22, 2013
Herb Eissman is pictured at The Resale Shop, which is run by National Council for Jewish Women - St. Louis Section. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Herb Eissman

Published May 22, 2013
An image from Jonathan Samuels of Congregation B’nai Amoona.

Visions of Judaism

Published April 25, 2012
A detail of P. 46 of Archie Granots ‘The Papercut Haggadah,
shows the intricacy of the artists work. Image from the collection
of Sandra and Max Thurm.

Cutting-edge art

Published February 22, 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen’s  “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” depicts anti-Semitism in a satirical way.

Controversy and the silver screen

Published June 15, 2011
Marilyn Klinghoffer places flowers on the casket of her late husband, Leon Klinghoffer on Oct. 21, 1985. Leon Klinghoffer, was an American citizen killed by terrorists who hijacked  an Italian cruise liner.  Composer John Adams’ opera ‘The Death of Kinghoffer,’ stirred controversy from its inception. Opera Theatre of St. Louis is staging the opera in June — its first North American production in 20 years. 
File photo: Religious News Service photo

Culture and conflict

Published June 1, 2011
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