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

Dr. Rachel Cohen created a social justice book group for fellow Washington University School of Medicine residents. 

Doctor, entrepreneur plant seeds for positive change

By Ellen Futterman, Editor July 30, 2020

The Jewish thing to doMedical school and then a residency in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine made it challenging for Dr. Rachel Cohen to get involved in much else beyond her career. But the brutal death of George Floyd during...

The cover of Leesa Neiner’s book, ‘Kids Are Amazing.’ Cover art by Christine Gunn. 

An inspiring book club

Ellen Futterman, Editor February 6, 2020

As she explains it, Leesa Neiner was looking for something meaningful that she and her daughter, Alyson, could get involved in. “When my daughter was about 8 or 9 years old, we tried sports, we tried music, we tried everything and found we had talent...

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