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

Actor’s death brings needed focus on the problem of addiction

By Rabbi James Stone Goodman February 13, 2014

The Feb. 2 death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman brings the secret back into discussion. Those of us who live in and around addiction daily are not mystified by his story. We are saddened, like everybody, but we understand it. I know dozens...

Rabbi James Stone Goodman leads a Passover seder at Southeast Correctional Center recently as part of Jewish Prison Outreach.

Rabbi Goodman: inviting people ‘back into the tent’

By Ellen Futterman, Editor June 6, 2012

If there is anyone in the St. Louis Jewish community dedicated to those who feel neglected or overlooked, it’s Rabbi James Goodman of Congregation Neve Shalom. For the past three decades, the affable rabbi has helped to spearhead grassroots outreach...

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