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

Susie Spitzer Kinsella

Susie Spitzer Kinsella: Giving back is common denominator among wide variety of service projects

By Carol Wolf Solomon, Special to the Jewish Light May 24, 2018

Talking to Susie Spitzer Kinsella about her volunteer work is like hopping in a car with a NASCAR driver. You had better buckle your seat belt and hold on for dear life because she operates at maximum speed. Keeping up with her is a challenge.Whether...

Ken Schwartz (left) and his son, Micah, are shown with grandparents Dorothy and Mel Schwartz in 2015 at the time of Micah’s bar mitzvah. Mel passed away in May 2016. With weekly visits, Micah has maintained his special connection with his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s.

Event to explore Jewish perspective on Alzheimer’s

BY DAVID BAUGHER, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 17, 2018

When 15-year-old Micah Schwartz plays board games with his grandmother Dorothy, he doesn’t mind if they have to adapt the rules a bit. The important thing is that they are getting to spend time together.“I always felt a real connection with her because...

Denise M. Kalos, chief operating officer of AFFIRMATIVhealth

Adult Day Center at the J plans Alzheimer’s presentation

June 8, 2017

The Jewish Community Center’s Adult Day Center will hold a community open house June 15, with a presentation  on “Alzheimer’s Disease: Foresight is 20/20,” looking at “alternative, holistic cognitive strategies and intervention.”According...

Jack Deutsch

Mitzvot from the heart: Jack Deusch

March 1, 2017

Jack DeutschUnited Hebrew CongregationThe Alzheimer’s Association is an organization near and dear to Jack and his family as several family members have suffered or are suffering with the disease, including his grandmother, Diane. Jack, son of Stacey...

Cheryl Kinney

Program targets families of Alzheimer’s patients

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT February 15, 2017

More than 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number may nearly triple by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Alzheimer’s is now the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and about one in three...

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