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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 athlete Steve Brown going for gold in squash at 2022 Maccabiah Games in Israel

St. Louis athlete Steve Brown going for gold in squash at 2022 Maccabiah Games in Israel

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished July 7, 2022

You’re never too old to go for gold. That is what Steve Brown may be thinking as he prepares to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Brown, 55, is one of more than 1,200 athletes on Team USA heading to Israel for the 21st Maccabiah Games, which take place...

Ahead of the 21st Maccabiah Games, explore photos from ‘Jewish Olympics’ history

Ahead of the 21st Maccabiah Games, explore photos from ‘Jewish Olympics’ history

JACOB GURVIS , JTAPublished July 6, 2022

(JTA) — Hanukkah isn’t the only time Jews around the world celebrate the legacy of Hasmonean hero Judah Maccabee. Every four years, 10,000 or so athletes — mostly Jews, plus Israelis of any religion — descend upon Israel for the Maccabiah Games,...

Teen moves to STL to play hockey, now playing in Israel for Team USA

Lonnie Goldsmith, TCJewfolkPublished July 6, 2022

(TCJewFolk) -- Since the time he was three years old and just starting out, Branson Appelman always wanted to bring his baseball mitt onto the ice with him to play goalie – even when his father (and coach), Avery, tried to push him back to playing defense. Now...

Joie Sandler, Jake Brown repping St. Louis, Team USA at World Maccabiah Games

Joie Sandler, Jake Brown repping St. Louis, Team USA at World Maccabiah Games

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished July 6, 2022

Editor's note: View individual and team sports updates and results on the Maccabiah website. Gymnast Joie Sandler is also featured in a new Team USA video, available here.  Two St. Louis Jewish teens are in Israel representing Team USA at the 2022...

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