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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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

United Hebrew Cantor Ron Eichaker recently completed rabbinical studies and received his ordination this spring.

Cantor becomes rabbi, luxury shopping, diary chronicles

Ellen Futterman, Editor July 18, 2018

While you were sleepingA favorite 2016 Jewish Light story of mine detailed Cantor Ron Eichaker’s mentoring of an Olympic hopeful in javelin throwing. Through the story readers come to know that Eichaker, whose cantorial day job is at United Hebrew,...

Cantor Ron Eichaker is helping coach Olympic hopeful Sophia Rivera. 

Coaching cantor’s dedication to technique lifts Olympic hopeful

By Carol Wolf Solomon, Special to the Jewish Light June 15, 2016

What do ancient history, musical theater, Judaism and Olympic-level javelin throwing have in common? It’s taken Cantor Ron Eichaker the better part of a lifetime to figure it out. These seemingly disparate interests all perfectly align when you delve...

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