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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

St. Louis teens appointed NFTY Regional Board officers

St. Louis teens appointed NFTY Regional Board officers

June 6, 2021

NFTY Missouri Valley has announced its 2021-2022 Regional Board officers. They are: • President: Sarah Malter, an incoming junior who attends Parkway Central High School and United Hebrew Congregation. • Programming vice president:...

Who is the ultimate TV/Movie 'Jewish Dad'? Vote for your favorite!

Who is the ultimate TV/Movie ‘Jewish Dad’? Vote for your favorite!

May 31, 2021

The Jewish Light has partnered with the J - St. Louis to celebrate Father's Day with our first annual TV and Movie Jewish Dad Bracket! How well do you know your Jewish TV/Movie Dad’s? Fill out the online Father’s Day Bracket to vote for an opportunity...

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Report: Jewish actor Charles Grodin passes away at 86

May 18, 2021

Charles Grodin, best known for his neurotic comic in such films as “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Heaven Can Wait” and “Midnight Run” and for his role in the “Beethoven” movies, died Tuesday at his home in Connecticut. He was 86. The New York...

BBYO plans to take teens out to the ballgame

BBYO plans to take teens out to the ballgame

May 11, 2021

Local Jewish teens have a new in-person opportunity to look forward to when the BBYO St. Louis Council leads a group outing to Busch Stadium on May 18 to see the Cardinals take on the Pirates. This event is open to all eighth- through 12th-grade...

Celebrating Your 2021 Graduates

Celebrating Your 2021 Graduates

May 6, 2021

With COVID-19 canceling or postponing so many commencement ceremonies, the Jewish Light would like to offer families a public way to congratulate 2021 graduates (8th grade, high school or college). Parents or grandparents may submit an announcement...

The individuals being honored as 2020 Unsung Heroes are (clockwise from top left) Mark Dana, Steve Rosenblum, Aleeza Granote, Alan Spector, Sheryl Kalman and Allen and Ronnie Brockman. 

Jewish Light announces 2020 Unsung Heroes

October 7, 2020

Seven individuals and one very large group will be recognized as the 2020 Jewish Light Unsung Heroes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. This year’s 11th annual event will be streamed live on the Light’s Facebook page and on its website at stljewishlight.com...

Participants at the ‘Walk in Support of Israel’ hold signs at the corner of Schuetz Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. More than 500 people attended the event, held in May. Photo: Andrew Kerman

Tumultuous 2017 brought joy, sadness to Jewish community

January 3, 2018

The year 2017 had its share of highpoints and lowpoints for the St. Louis Jewish community, perhaps the lowest of which came early in the year with a series of bomb threats to local Jewish institutions and the desecration of more than 150 headstones at...

Barbara Raznick in the Brodsky library, where she has worked for the past 30 years. File photo: Lisa Mandel

Looking for a great Passover book for kids?

March 25, 2015

We asked a couple of local professionals in early Jewish education for a couple of top picks for children’s Passover books. Here are their recommendations:Leslie Wolf, Director, of the Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel and the community-wide...

Anyone planning celebrations — weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, Sweet 16, birthday parties and more — should visit PartyPalooza! on Sunday, April 14 at the Crowne Plaza in Clayton. The party-planning showcase will feature more than 50 companies. Pictured above is the bat mitzvah of Mia Feldman.

Light’s party-planning showcase event debuts April 14

April 3, 2013

This month, the Jewish Light is introducing a new party-planning expo, PartyPalooza!, which will bring more than 60 exhibitors to the Crown Plaza in Clayton. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, the community is invited to the free party-planning...

From left, Nancy Lisker, Senator John Lamping, Kara Newmark. The
American Jewish Committee worked with Sen. John Lamping to
introduce Iran divestment legislation. AJC representatives visited
Jefferson City last week to advocate for the legislation.

Missouri legislature passes Iran Energy Divestment Act

May 30, 2012

The Iran Energy Divestment Act passed through the Missouri Legislature on May 18, the final day of the 2012 legislative. The Iran Energy Divestment Act (SB 722) passed as an amendment to HB 1900 and is now awaiting Governor Jay Nixon’s signature. The...

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