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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

2019 file photo of David and Jeff Lazaroff.

Shine on: Brothers Lazaroff record ‘quarantine songs’ at Sun Studios in Memphis

Bill Motchan, Special For The Jewish LightPublished June 1, 2022

It was 1946 when Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right Mama,” his first release. The location was Memphis’ Sun Studio, now considered by many as the birthplace of rock ‘n roll. B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison all recorded...

Photos: Hanukkah Hullabaloo delivers once again

Photos: Hanukkah Hullabaloo delivers once again

Bill Motchan, Special For The Jewish LightPublished December 6, 2021

Mix a little folk-rock, country and reggae music with hundreds of latkes and a giant menorah and you’ve got the recipe for a good time. That was the scene on Dec. 4 for the 11th Hanukkah Hullabaloo, the annual celebration performed by the Brothers Lazaroff...

An image from the 2019 Hanukkah Hullabaloo. Photo: Phillip Hamer

Heading for the Big Top: Brothers Lazaroff on Hanukkah Hullabaloo’s 11th year

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-ChiefPublished November 14, 2021

We caught up with David and Jeff Lazaroff in advance of the 11th annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at The Big Top, 3401 Washington Blvd., in Grand Center. Their band, Brothers Lazaroff, will perform with Rabbi James Stone Goodman...

Brothers Lazaroff and a host of special guests including Rabbi James Stone Goodman perform at the ninth annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at the Grandel Theatre. Photo: Bill Motchan

Annual St. Louis Hanukkah bash with Brothers Lazaroff goes virtual

By Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-ChiefPublished November 20, 2020

In the “time flies” category, can you believe it’s been 10 years since the Brothers Lazaroff launched their first Hanukkah Hullabaloo? What began as a humble holiday after-party following a Kinky Friedman concert in 2011 has grown into a must-attend...

2019 file photo of David and Jeff Lazaroff.

Making new music at home

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished April 30, 2020

Earlier this month, the Jewish Light revisited several talented St. Louis area Jewish musicians featured previously in the paper to see how they were faring through the pandemic. Among them were David and Jeff Lazaroff, a.k.a. the Brothers Lazaroff, who...

From left, Stuart Rosenberg, Jeff Lazaroff  and his daughter Daisy Lazaroff perform at last year’s Hanukkah Hullabaloo. File Photo: Eric Berger

9th Annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo set for Dec. 14

Published December 5, 2019

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Brothers Lazaroff return to the Grandel Theatre for the second year in a row to host their 9th Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo. Rabbi James Stone Goodman and the Eight Nights Orchestra will be performing the annual...

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss met up with some rabbis from St. Louis, who are also studying at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem this summer, as well as former Jewish Federation of St. Louis president and CEO, Andrew Rehfeld, who was speaking at the institute. From left to right: Rehfeld, Picker Neiss, Rabbis Karen and Daniel Bogard from Central Reform Congregation, Rabbi Michael Alper from Congregation Temple Israel and Rabbi Mark Fasman, formerly of Kol Rinah.  

JCRC leader studying in Israel, NCJW trip, musicpalooza

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished July 18, 2019

Summer learning (for rabbis)It’s always fun to see old friends, especially when you’re thousands of miles away from home. That’s the situation that Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, found herself...

David and Jeff Lazaroff. Photo: Bill Motchan

Brothers Lazaroff use music to help heal the world

Story & Photos by Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished May 29, 2019

Music doesn’t just entertain and uplift audiences, it also has the power to bring people together. That is the mission of David and Jeff Lazaroff.Their band, Brothers Lazaroff, is well-known in the St. Louis area for its eclectic style. Their music...

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Jewish jokes at NJT, Cindy Sherman, Rockin’ Hanukkah

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished November 22, 2017

Telling a Jewish jokeActor, comedian, writer and singer Phil Johnson jokes that as a youngster, he was an alien in his own household.“I’ve had kind of a love affair with Jewish comedy ever since I was a kid,” said Johnson, 57, who grew up Irish-Catholic...

Brothers Lazaroff plan annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo

Published November 30, 2016

The sixth annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at Joe’s Cafe, 6014 Kingsbury Ave. (doors open at 7 p.m.). This year’s Hanukkah bash will feature Brothers David and Jeff Lazaroff, Rabbi James Stone Goodman...

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Holiday gift ideas for music lovers

By Dan Durchholz, Special to the Jewish LightPublished November 30, 2011

With Hanukkah on the horizon, we thought we'd spend a little column space this month suggesting some music-related gifts. For music fans of a certain age, these are heady times, as certain classic rock albums are being reissued with, in some cases, unprecedented...

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Brothers Lazaroff meld St. Louis sound, Austin influences on latest CD

By Dan Durchholz, Special to the LightPublished December 1, 2010

For their latest album, "Give ‘Em What They Need," the Brothers Lazaroff have brought it all back home.In part, that's meant literally. Not long ago, David Lazaroff moved back to St. Louis from Austin, Texas, his home for the last 13 years, to join...

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