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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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Herbert Gralnick

Artist Herbert Gralnick

Lois Caplan, Special to the Jewish Light November 16, 2016

ARTIST HERBERT GRALNICK is back in circulation. Actually, his work is circulating more than Herb is. During a two-day sale Nov. 19 and 20 from noon to 5 p.m.at the McNair Administration Building, 8136 Groby Road, his small and large sculptures, small...

Shira Richter

Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series welcomes Shira Richter

August 31, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis will welcome Shira Richter, an Israeli multidisciplinary feminist artist, for the next events in the Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series, set for Sept. 12 and 13.Richter is the director of an award-winning adventure film about...

Covenant Place resident Rosy Weinstein (left) stands with a painting she created and donated to the Jewish Center for Aged many years ago.  The painting, which Weinstein had not seen since the 1980s, was part of the JCA’s collection of artwork  donated to Covenant Place. Joan Denison, executive director of Covenant Place, is shown at right. Photo: Joan Denison

Artist’s work comes home to Covenant Place

By Margaret Gillerman, Special to the Jewish Light August 24, 2016

Every day after leaving the dress shop where she worked, Rosy Weinstein visited her mother, Sarah, at the Jewish Center for Aged and often would volunteer to help other patients.Weinstein, a talented artist, also donated some of her paintings to JCA,...

“Reflections – What Can Be?” by Linda Skrainka

Artist’s work encourages viewers to reflect

By Sarah Weinman , Special to the Jewish Light April 20, 2016

Petruta Lipan, director of St. Louis University Museums & Galleries, has high praise for the late St. Louis painter Linda Skrainka.“Linda Skrainka is a powerful artist. Her power sneaks up on you when you look at her work,” said Lipan, who curated...

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Jews were scattered throughout the Civil War. They were found on
opposing sides on issues as well as on the battlefront. Photo:
National Archives

Jews and the Civil War

By Jim Winnerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Out of 150,000 Jews in the U.S....

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