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

Rabbi Noah Arnow of Kol Rinah leads a ceremony on Sunday to say farewell to the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel building at 1107 E. Linden Ave. in Richmond Heights. In 2013, BSKI and Shaare Zedek merged to form Kol Rinah.  For more photos, visit stljewishlight.com/multimedia. Photos: Andrew Kerman

BSKI’s farewell is marked by poignant memories of synagogue building

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 7, 2016

Between the boarded-up windows, the space heater fighting a bit of a chill in the sanctuary and the periodic beep of a nearby smoke alarm’s dying battery, it was easy to see that life was winding down for the building at 1107 E. Linden Ave. in Richmond...

The devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. and the St.
Louis Jewish communitys efforts to provide relief became of the
top local news stories of 2011.

Top local stories of 2011 reflect changes in Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 4, 2012

St. Louis had a year of ups and downs in 2011, saying farewell to some beloved communal leaders, one local congregation and two longtime kosher mainstays. The community pulled together in response to the tragic devastation of the tornado that struck Joplin....

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