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

Alan Spector is an author, business consultant, baseball player, traveler, and grandfather.  He has authored five published books, including, with coauthor Keith Lawrence, Your Retirement Quest: 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement (www.YourRetirementQuest.com).  Alan and Keith conduct workshops across the country helping prospective and current retirees plan the non-financial aspects of their retirement—to make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.  Alan’s latest book, Body Not Recovered, is a work of historical fiction from the Vietnam War/Protest Movement era, and it has deep St. Louis roots.

Retirement According to…Stuart Zimmerman: Phase Four

By Alan Spector June 2, 2016

Stuart Zimmerman is fully immersed in the time of life that he refers to as “Phase Four.”  Some might call it retirement, but not Stuart.  What were his first three phases?  Phase 1—childhood and education.  Phase 2—a successful 28-year CPA...

Rabbi Jim Bennett speaks to the group at the Jewish Cemetery in Mikulov, Czech Republic

Right tour—wrong name

By Alan Spector, Special to the Jewish Light May 11, 2016

The title at the top of the itinerary read, “Jewish Heritage Tour to Eastern Europe.” Departing St. Louis at the end of March, 15 Congregation Shaare Emeth congregants were joined by five others, friends and family, who live in other cities. Over...

Your Retirement Quest

‘Your Retirement Quest’ provides steps for success

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 18, 2010

Alan Spector, local author of "You're Never Too Old to Play the Game," about his lifetime attachment to playing baseball and "Hail, Hail to U. City High," about his high school and post-graduation experiences as a student and alumnus of the University...

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