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

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Clean Speech St. Louis targets power of hurtful words

BILL MOTCHAN, Special to the Jewish LightPublished February 17, 2022

The Jewish value of Shmirat Halashon has ancient origins, but it’s never been more relatable than in the age of social media. It means “guarding one’s tongue” and essentially is a reminder that words matter. Whether it’s gossip, a snarky comment...

Mimi David is Director of Women’s Education at Aish St. Louis and she has been a longtime teacher at Esther Miller Bais Yaakov of St. Louis. 

Renovated mikvah deepens mitzvah for local Jewish women

BY MIMI DAVIDPublished April 9, 2021

Mazel tov! The whole shtetl buzzed with the news. Chanka, the butcher’s daughter, was engaged to Yankel, the carpenter’s son.  It was a local match, so the whole town got involved in the wedding preparations. A week before the wedding, Chanka could...

The Aish HaTorah group of 16 women from St. Louis pose in Israel this summer.

Touring Aish HaTorah women from St. Louis form bond with Israel

By Debra KlevensPublished July 26, 2017

For an eighth year, Aish HaTorah of St. Louis partnered with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) to bring womenwith children under 18 years old on an eight-day journey through Israel. After 12 hours of traveling,the 16 women arrived in Tel...

Aish plans fall classes with Rabbi Shmuel Greenwald

Published August 24, 2016

Aish St. Louis will hold a variety of classes with Rabbi Shmuel Greenwald this fall. In September, Greenwald will lead classes on “Preparing for Rosh Hashana: Getting back in touch with what life is really about: yourself, your family, your friends”...

The devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. and the St.
Louis Jewish communitys efforts to provide relief became of the
top local news stories of 2011.

Top local stories of 2011 reflect changes in Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished January 4, 2012

St. Louis had a year of ups and downs in 2011, saying farewell to some beloved communal leaders, one local congregation and two longtime kosher mainstays. The community pulled together in response to the tragic devastation of the tornado that struck Joplin....

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