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

Was the gangster Meyer Lansky a mensch?

Was the gangster Meyer Lansky a mensch?

Shelley Sackett, The Jewish ExperiencePublished May 24, 2022

(The Jewish Experience) -- When Jonathan Lang set out to write a graphic novel about the notorious Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky, he was determined to capture the mobster's life in all its moral complexity. The result is 2019's "Meyer," for which...

Joy Sterneck

Meet three of the Light’s 2012 Unsung Heroes

Published April 18, 2012

Joy Sterneck Joy Sterneck has distinguished herself as a volunteer, serving a variety of roles in the community: as a tutor with OASIS and with an ESL program in the Parkway Schools;  a member of the Jewish Fund for Human Needs committee, the Cultural...

Foundation for Jewish Camp announces grant cycle for new specialty camps

JTAPublished March 15, 2012

NEW YORK -- The Foundation for Jewish Camp announced a new grant cycle to fund the creation of four new specialty Jewish overnight camps.  The "Specialty Camps Incubator II" funding cycle represents the second stage of an $8.6 million grant jointly funded...

Auschwitz Jewish Center awarded for educating youth

JTAPublished January 29, 2012

The Auschwitz Jewish Center received the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award for its work to educate youth about the Nazi genocide of European Jewry. The presentation on Jan. 27 in honor of international Holocaust Memorial Day marked the 67th anniversary...

Mimi Edlin

St. Louis Jewish Light seeks candidates for paid summer journalism internship

Published January 25, 2012

The St. Louis Jewish Light is accepting applications for its Joseph J. Edlin Memorial Summer Journalism Internship. Mimi Edlin and her family established the scholarship to honor her late husband, Joseph J. Edlin. Joseph Edlin was a longtime Trustee and...

Two studies put U.S. Jewish census at up to 6.6 million

JTAPublished January 17, 2012

More than 6 million Jews are living in the United States, according to two independent studies. The two studies, using completely different methodology, discovered between 6.4 million and 6.6 million U.S. Jews, or about 1.8 percent of the population,...

Jewish demographics: Numbers prove elusive

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished November 30, 2011

It's growing or it's shrinking. It's aging or it's not. The different streams are gaining or they aren't. There is one thing everyone agrees on when it comes to demographic numbers that define the Jewish community.They are hard to find-and expensive to...

Rabbi Hershey Novack

How to raise children Jewishly while they are away at college

BY RABBI HERSHEY NOVACKPublished August 24, 2011

American Jews are famous for the emphasis they place on academic success. Jewish professors populate America's universities, just as Jewish doctors, lawyers, and politicians help fill the nation's hospitals, law firms and Capitol. At the core of this...

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