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All content by Mike Sherwin
Cry
Choreography: Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Photo: Paul Kolnik

2021 Summer Arts Guide

Published June 4, 2021
Fritzi  and Mike Lainoff

Fritzi and Mike Lainoff

Published December 2, 2015
Spiced honey cake

[Photo] Spiced Honey Cake

Published September 10, 2015
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Ashlie Latiolais gets help from her team and the Kansas State team in raising the 14-foot structure of Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

Sukkah City STL

Published October 13, 2014
Working 7-feet up atop a sukkah made of hay bales, Devin Brown (left) tosses a cordless drill to Brandon Eversgerd as Eric Dernbach works on the rebar support structure. All are architecture students at Kansas State. The design (by Brown) was one 10 winners in the Sukkah City STL competition held by Washington University and St. Louis Hillel.

Sukkah City

Published October 9, 2014
Washington University students walk by two of 10 winning sukkah designs being constructed Monday in the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library as part of the Sukkah City STL competition. Held by Washington University and St. Louis Hillel, the 10 winning sukkot will be on display through Oct. 12. A variety of Jewish community events have been planned as part of Sukkah City STL. For full details, visit http://bit.ly/sukkah-city. The holiday of Sukkot begins at sundown Wednesday. Photo: Mike Sherwin

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Published October 9, 2014
Sukkah City STL Co-Chair Penny Alper (left) talks with Ashlie Latiolais, an assistant professor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Monday, Oct. 6 at Washington University. Latiolais sukkah design was one of 10 selected in the Sukkah City STL competition held by St. Louis Hillel and Washington University. Teams built their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library. The designs are on display through Oct. 12.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate student John Welcher and professor Ashlie Latiolais work on constructing Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate student John Welcher and professor Ashlie Latiolais work on constructing Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Ashlie Latiolais gets help from her team and the Kansas State team in raising the 14-foot structure of Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Ashlie Latiolais gets help from her team and the Kansas State team in raising the 14-foot structure of Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Ashlie Latiolais gets help from her team and the Kansas State team in raising the 14-foot structure of Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Ashlie Latiolais gets help from her team and the Kansas State team in raising the 14-foot structure of Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Ashlie Latiolais gets help from her team and the Kansas State team in raising the 14-foot structure of Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Ashlie Latiolais gets help from her team and the Kansas State team in raising the 14-foot structure of Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Working 7-feet up atop a sukkah made of hay bales, Devin Brown (left) tosses a cordless drill to Brandon Eversgerd as Eric Dernbach works on the rebar support structure. All are architecture students at Kansas State. The design (by Brown) was one 10 winners in the Sukkah City STL competition held by Washington University and St. Louis Hillel.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students (from right) Brandon Eversgerd and Eric Dernbach work on constructing fellow student Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students (from right) Brian Delaney, Brandon Eversgerd and Eric Dernbach work on constructing fellow student Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students (from right) Brian Delaney, Brandon Eversgerd and Eric Dernbach work on constructing fellow student Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students Brian Delaney (plaid shirt) and Eric Dernbach work on constructing fellow student (not pictured) Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students Eric Dernbach (in baseball cap) and Andy McAllister work on constructing fellow student (in green shirt) Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students Eric Dernbach (in baseball cap) and Andy McAllister work on constructing fellow student (not pictured) Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students Eric Dernbach (in baseball cap) and Andy McAllister work on constructing fellow student (not pictured) Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
Kansas State architecture students Brian Delaney (plaid shirt) and Brandon Eversgerd work on constructing fellow student (not pictured) Devin Browns sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Browns design, made of hay bales, was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisana at Lafayette graduate student Garrett Armentor and professor Ashlie Latiolais work on constructing Latiolais sukkah design on Oct. 6, 2014 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U. The teams constructed their sukkot on the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisana at Lafayette graduate students Garrett Armentor (left) and John Welcher work on constructing the sukkah design of their professor, Ashlie Latiolais, on Oct. 6 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U.

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Published October 9, 2014
University of Louisana at Lafayette graduate students Garrett Armentor (left) and John Welcher work on constructing the sukkah design of their professor, Ashlie Latiolais, on Oct. 6 at Washington University. Latiolais design was one of 10 finalists in Sukkah City STL, held by St. Louis Hillel and Wash U.

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Published October 9, 2014
Washington University students walk by two of 10 winning sukkah designs being constructed Monday in the quadrangle just west of the universitys Olin Library as part of the Sukkah City STL competition. Held by Washington University and St. Louis Hillel, the 10 winning sukkot will be on display through Oct. 12. A variety of Jewish community events have been planned as part of Sukkah City STL. For full details, visit http://bit.ly/sukkah-city. The holiday of Sukkot begins at sundown Wednesday. Photo: Mike Sherwin

[Photo] Sukkah City

Published October 8, 2014
Pnina Glassman, President of the Ahavas Chesed Society board. Photo: Kristi Foster

Ahavas Chesed Society

Published June 2, 2010
Marilyn Ratkin in 2010. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Marilyn Ratkin

Published June 2, 2010
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