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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Jordan Palmer

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer

Jordan worked at KSDK from 1995 to 2020. Jordan is a three-time Emmy award winner who produced every kind of show from news to specials during his tenure, creating Show Me St. Louis, The Cardinal Nation Show. He started ksdk.com in 2001 and won three Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic and website excellence in 2010, 2014 and 2020.

Jordan has been married for 25 years and is the father of two college students. He is an avid biker, snowboarder, and beer lover. He created the blog drink314.com, focusing on the St. Louis beer community in 2015. Jordan has an incredible and vast knowledge of useless information and is the grandson of a Cleveland bootlegger.

All content by Jordan Palmer
Jewish Jokes: Did you hear one about the Big Als trip to Jerusalem?

Jewish Jokes: Did you hear one about the Big Al’s trip to Jerusalem?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 20, 2024
St. Louis-made challahs strive to bring flavorful support to IDF soldiers

St. Louis-made challahs strive to bring flavorful support to IDF soldiers

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 19, 2024
Hani Skutch, a St. Louis-born stand-up comedian.

Purple-haired comedian returns home for laughs in St. Louis

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 18, 2024
Ambulance honoring U-City couple delivers four new lives in Israel

Ambulance honoring U-City couple delivers four new lives in Israel

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 14, 2024
1980s racquetball legend coming home with a brand new comedy show

1980s racquetball legend coming home with a brand new comedy show

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 14, 2024
Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck & Co. and one of more than 5,000 school housed he and Booker T. Washington built across the South.

What we can learn in one hour about a forgotten story of Tzedakah

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 12, 2024
How to make Ellyn Hlobens Too Many Ingredients Hearty Minestrone

How to make Ellyn Hloben’s ‘Too Many Ingredients Hearty Minestrone’

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 6, 2024

Bottom of the email photos

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 5, 2024
New Jewish Theatre earns 24 St. Louis Theatre Honors nominations

New Jewish Theatre earns 24 St. Louis Theatre Honors’ nominations

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published February 4, 2024
How to make Dani Toneys version of Blanchards Corn Chowder

How to make Dani Toney’s version of Blanchard’s Corn Chowder

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 30, 2024

Jewish comedian learns about lost Holocaust past tonight on NinePBS

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 29, 2024
From left: Cheryl Adelstein, Interim Executive Director; Lauren Abraham, Student to Student Director
Elyse Picker, Program Director;
Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, Former Executive Director; Jennifer Swanson, Director of Operations; Rachel Bray, Communications and Engagement Coordinator; Rabbi Scott Shafrin, Deputy Director

JCRC bids farewell to Rori Picker Neiss, search for replacement begins

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 28, 2024
Sen. Al Franken

J’la Gala triumphs with record-breaking support for JCC scholarships

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 24, 2024
JCC Used Book Sale

9 things to know before attending the Winter Used Book Sale at the J

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 21, 2024

Who is Solomon Ibn Gabirol?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 18, 2024
January Coffee Talk to feature award-winning author Vivian Gibson

January ‘Coffee Talk’ to feature award-winning author Vivian Gibson

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 18, 2024
Jewish leaders react to St. Louis support of a cease-fire

Jewish leaders react to St. Louis’ support of a cease-fire

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 17, 2024
Jewish Light Unsung Hero Betty Baumgartner interviewed on KMOX

Jewish Light Unsung Hero Betty Baumgartner interviewed on KMOX

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 17, 2024
Missouri State Capitol Building. Image: Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication

Rising antisemitism in Missouri is the focus Wednesday in Jefferson City

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 15, 2024
Jews, tattoos and other taboos

Jews, tattoos and other taboos

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 11, 2024

How to make Amy Lutz’ ‘Instant Pot Carnitas Soup’

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 9, 2024
Brett Goldstein adds third show in St. Louis

Brett Goldstein adds third show in St. Louis

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 9, 2024
Ikh vel fun im makhn minst fleysh

Ikh vel fun im makhn minst fleysh

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 7, 2024
How to make Sarah Bouachirs Tunisian Shorba

How to make Sarah Bouachir’s Tunisian Shorba

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 2, 2024
‘Chabad Supper Club’ is back, featuring new kosher carryout menu

‘Chabad Supper Club’ is back, featuring new kosher carryout menu

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published January 2, 2024
Your guide to open Chinese restaurants in St. Louis on Christmas Day

Your guide to open Chinese restaurants in St. Louis on Christmas Day

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 21, 2023
Funny Yiddish things my bubbe said to me

Funny Yiddish things my bubbe said to me

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 19, 2023
Mayim Bialik out as Jeopardy! host

Mayim Bialik out as Jeopardy! host

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 18, 2023
At the sixth annual U.City Fair In The Square held recently in the Delmar Loop, hundreds of congregants from 16 churches and synagogues and the U.City Arts Association provided a day of ethnic food, games and entertainment for thousands who attended. The women of the Shaare Zedek Sisterhood offered homemade cakes.

Thanks to you, we’ve ID’d all the Shaare Zedek Sisterhood stars of 1978

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 13, 2023
Each visitor to the Federation party on Sunday, May. 28, received souveniers to mark the gala dedication ceremonies of the JCCA outdoor facilities for New Frontiers in recreational pleasures. Recieving a ball-point pen is David Tutinsky. Children here,

FLASHBACK: 2,750 attend Fed party in 1961

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 10, 2023
 Lea- Rachel Kosnik and her son, Vincent Mize.

29 foot mega-menorah lit for Hanukkah in downtown St. Louis

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 7, 2023
At the sixth annual U.City Fair In The Square held recently in the Delmar Loop, hundreds of congregants from 16 churches and synagogues and the U.City Arts Association provided a day of ethnic food, games and entertainment for thousands who attended. The women of the Shaare Zedek Sisterhood offered homemade cakes.

Do you know these women from the Shaare Zedek Sisterhood from 1978?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 7, 2023
What you need to know about Sundays STL March For Israel

What you need to know about Sunday’s STL March For Israel

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 7, 2023
Terri Grossman

The J appoints new chief program officer

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 6, 2023
Every scrumpdillyicious latke recipe from our archive on one page!

Every scrumpdillyicious latke recipe from our archive on one page!

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 5, 2023
Meet the women of the Israel Bonds Division from back in 1981

Meet the women of the Israel Bonds Division from back in 1981

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 5, 2023
West County woman on quest to find vintage Hanukkah kitsch

West County woman on quest to find vintage Hanukkah kitsch

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 5, 2023
29 foot mega-menorah to be erected in St. Louis

29 foot mega-menorah to be erected in St. Louis

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published December 3, 2023
Who was in this picture dated from 1935? 

Who was in this picture dated from 1935? 

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 30, 2023
What you need to know about this years Menorah Car Parade

What you need to know about this year’s Menorah Car Parade

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 29, 2023
When horn-rimmed glasses were cool

When horn-rimmed glasses were cool

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 27, 2023
The Boxcar

St. Louis artist shares story behind this haunting piece of Holocaust art

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 27, 2023
Exploring American Jewish history through Kugels & Collards

Exploring American Jewish history through “Kugels & Collards”

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 27, 2023
Shown at the ADL Dinner honoring Sen. Kit Bond with the Stuart Raskas Americanism Award are (from left): Ivan Chorlins, ADL Chairman; Bond; JoAnne Raskas; Melvin Salberg, ADL National Chairman; Donna Wilkenson and Harvey M. Brown.

1993: Sen. Kit Bond honored with ADL Raskas Award

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 20, 2023
Jewish students share concerns and unsettling experiences on SLU campus

Jewish students share concerns and unsettling experiences on SLU campus

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 19, 2023
Who is in this 1972 photo from Camp Nat Koplar?

Who is in this 1972 photo from Camp Nat Koplar?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 19, 2023
How to treat yourself to a melodious afternoon

How to treat yourself to a melodious afternoon

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 16, 2023
Principal Kevin Stirnaman and Elizabeth Betty Baumgartner.

New Jewish Light Unsung hero honored by school board

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 16, 2023
Lee Hoffman Agiv of Bonot Alternativa.

Inside Israel’s ‘Women’s War Room’ filled with female heroes

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published November 7, 2023
Tehilla and Elisheva Raskas make challah dough during the Great Big Challah Bake of St. Louis on Nov. 10 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel. The event drew close to 500 people.

Annual ‘Great Big Challah Bake’ goes blue to support Israel

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer
Published October 26, 2023
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