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

Rabbi Yonason Goldson’s latest book is “Proverbial Beauty: Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages,” a collection of practical insights from the Book of Proverbs and the Mona Lisa, available on Amazon. 

Influence of shuttered Block Yeshiva will continue

By Rabbi Yonason Goldson October 19, 2016

Ask any teacher. Ask any informed parent. Educational standards are in free fall across America, perhaps around the world. And in St. Louis, an extraordinary institution has closed its doors. Block Yeshiva High School did not come into existence as something...

Rabbi Amiel Rosenbloom congratulates students at the Block Yeshiva High School commencement ceremony in 2010. File photo: Lisa Mandel

After 38 years, Block Yeshiva closes its doors

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer August 31, 2016

After 38 years of serving St. Louis area Orthodox teenagers and their families, Louis and Sarah Block Yeshiva High School has closed. Rabbi Gabriel Munk, principal of the school, said significant declining enrollment numbers led to the closure before...

Rita White, longtime French teacher at Block Yeshiva, dies at 85

July 26, 2016

Rita Claire White (nee Cholet) died on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the age of 85.   Wife of the late Edward A. White; dear daughter of the late Harold F. and Virginia (nee Hennessy) Cholet. Loving twin of the late Richard Cholet. Sister of Margaret (Joe)...

Letters to the editor: week of June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

Faculty: Block Yeshiva is a community treasureWe, the general studies facilities at Louis and Sarah Block Yeshiva High School, would like to share some of our impressions with the St. Louis Jewish community.Collectively we have invested over 150 years...

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