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

Letters to the Editor: June 26, 2019

Letters to the Editor: June 26, 2019

June 27, 2019

Jews and the BluesI am writing to supplement your June 5 article “Jews and the St. Louis Blues: 7 things you might not know.” There is one more “thing” your readers may not know. My late brother-in-law, Joseph Oppenheim worked for the St. Louis...

Israeli musician Ori Naftaly (left) and his band, Southern Avenue, will perform in St. Louis on June 27 at Old Rock House. Photo: David McClister

Israeli Ori Naftaly and his band Southern Avenue bring mix of soul and blues to STL

By Kayla Steinberg, Staff Writer June 20, 2019

Our hockey team isn’t the only Blues group in St. Louis: Israeli-born guitarist, composer and producer Ori Naftaly and his band, Southern Avenue, are bringing their soul-blues blend to the Old Rock House on Thursday, June 27. The Memphis-based quartet...

Rabbi Jonah Zinn. PHOTO: Joel Marion Photography

Frankly speaking, rabbi’s departure, ‘Gloria’ and more

BY: ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR May 9, 2019

Dogged pursuitHere’s a unique Mother’s Day gift sure to make a Jewish mother proud: Winning the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, and bringing home $10,000 in prize money — for mom, of course.Those interested...

As his mitzvah project, Ethan Aaranson organized a fundraiser for the Disabled Athlete Sports Association.

Ethan Aaranson, Congregation Shaare Emeth

August 13, 2012

Ethan loves playing hockey and he wanted to share his love of this sport with those less able. Son of Rochelle and Randy Aaranson of Chesterfield, Ethan volunteered with the Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) for his mitzvah project.  In particular,...

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