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

On the Record with Bob Cohn is back!

“On the Record with Bob Cohn” is back!

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished February 8, 2022

Back by popular demand, St. Louis Jewish Light Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Bob Cohn is returning for his every-other-month meeting of "On the Record with Bob Cohn." The meeting will take place this Friday, February 11 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Bob will...

Jewish Light Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Robert A. Cohn takes notes at an August 2008 meeting. For many years, Cohn has been a frequent presence at St. Louis Jewish community events, with his cassette recorder, legal pad and pen, taking notes and recording audio. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Q&A with Bob Cohn: Five decades in Jewish journalism

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished November 1, 2019

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Only Richard Nixon may have recorded more conversations than Robert A. “Bob” Cohn. And that’s just maybe. Anyone who has been interviewed by Bob — and by now that number has got to top 10,000...

Bob Cohn

What About Bob? Here’s What

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished October 31, 2019

2019 marks Bob Cohn’s 50th year with the St. Louis Jewish Light.We owe him our thanks. What do you call an 80-year-old man with a law degree who chose journalism over law, who has interviewed thousands of newsmakers over a 50-year journalism career,...

The Jewish Light earned a first place award for Outstanding Website from the American Jewish Press Association. The award was one of five Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism for 2011 received by the paper. 

Putting Jewish journalism into perspective

BY LARRY LEVIN, Publisher/CEOPublished June 20, 2012

As noted scholar and Jewish historian Jonathan Sarna suggested at the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) annual conference last week in Philedelphia, news organizations such as the Jewish Light provide the first draft of our community history. ...

Then-Missouri Rep. Sue Shear addresses women visiting the Capitol in Jefferson City during a Jewish Federation Women’s Division trip in April 1982. File photo: David M. Henschel

If you knew Susie…Sue Shear, that is!

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished May 30, 2012

Some Missouri voters too young to remember the sterling career of Sue Shear, the longest serving woman in the history of the Missouri House of Representatives and a passionate advocate for women’s rights, may not have understood the ham-fisted attempt...

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