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St. Louis Jewish Light

Rabbi Yosef and Mimi David

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion plans 111th anniversary banquet

November 23, 2016

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will honor Rabbi Yosef and Mimi David during the congregation’s 111th Anniversary Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 11. The congregation is also honoring Shayna Scribner and Rhonda Goldfader as recipients of NHBZ’s inaugural Hakaras...

Aish St. Louis plans High Holiday services, dinner

September 28, 2016

Aish HaTorah will offer free educational services for Rosh Hashanah at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 (light kiddush to follow). These services take place at both the Aish Firehouse (led by Rabbi Shmuel Greenwald),...

 

Aish HaTorah annual dinner to honor Charles and Naomi Ruth Deutsch

February 29, 2012

Aish HaTorah will honor Charles and Naomi Ruth Deutsch during its annual fundraising dinner Sunday, March 11.The Deutschs have a longstanding and deep relationship with Aish HaTorah and have shown their commitment to the organization and its mission:...

Letters to the Editor, week of Dec. 21, 2011

December 21, 2011

Ad campaign criticisms were overblownI disagree with those American Jewish groups and individuals who thought that the Israeli government-sponsored ads, intended to cajole Israelis living in the United States to come home, were intended to insult and...

The group of 28 St. Louis Jewish mothers are pictured at Masada
during the Aish HaTorah of St. Louis trip in July.

Local moms connect with Israel on Aish trip

By Michelle Brooks August 24, 2011

Last month I had the opportunity to participate in the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project's Transform and Grow trip to Israel, sponsored by Aish HaTorah of St. Louis. Twenty-eight St. Louis Jewish mothers left their families for a nine-day trip. For all...


Shmulie Grunberger
(left) presents a tribute on behalf of the Grunberger Children to
their parents, Brocha and Rabbi Elazar Grunberger, during a 
tribute dinner to the Grunbergers’ 26 years of service to the St.
Louis community. Photo: Yana Hotter

Before move to Israel, a farewell to remember for Grunbergers

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS July 20, 2011

Rabbi Elazar Grunberger and his wife, Brocha Krakow Grunberger, were honored for their 26 years of service to Aish HaTorah of St. Louis and the U. City Shul, at a tribute dinner last Thursday, July 14, attended by 250 people at the Arts & Education...

From left:  Then-Aish St. Louis Director Rabbi Elazar Grunberger, the late Aish HaTorah founder Rabbi Noach Weinberg, and Michael Grafman are shown during  a conference in 1999.  Rabbi Grunberger recently announced he will be leaving St. Louis after spending 26 years here and returning to Israel.

Rabbi Grunberger leaves a lasting impact in St. Louis

By Michael Grafman June 15, 2011

From rock n' roll to Torah scroll, I have been blessed many times over for living a younger life of rock music and an older life of learning about our heritage. Being raised on rock was great fun, as I have had a lot of good times meeting nationally renowned...

Rabbi Elazar Grunberger

Longtime Aish director, Rabbi Grunberger announces plans to retire, make aliyah

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light June 8, 2011

When Rabbi Elazar Grunberger began the St. Louis leg of his career, he expected it would be two years before he returned to Israel.  Now, he's finally going back - 26 years later. "We've enjoyed St. Louis on many levels," he said. "It's been a great...

Volunteers work at Central Reform Congregation on Tuesday afternoon to sort items donated to send to Joplin, Mo. Photo: Kristi Foster

St. Louis mobilizes Joplin relief

By Victoria Siegel, Special to the Jewish Light June 1, 2011

It took just a little over 48 hours for the staff and a few members of United Hebrew Congregation in Creve Coeur to respond to an urgent request from the sole synagogue in tornado-ravaged Joplin. Through the generosity of St. Louisans and the speed and...

Rav Shmuel

Unconventional rabbi combines music, humor

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light March 30, 2011

Many are aware of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the anti-Semitic work that has plagued the Jewish community for more than a century with lies about Judaic desire for world domination. Yet few would have thought of writing a song about it. "It...

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