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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

Simcha Lourie will be the featured speaker at ‘The Events Event: 20/20 Vision for Life’s Celebrations,’ on Feb. 20 at Westwood Country Club.  

Coming in February: ‘The Events Event: 20/20 Vision for Life’s Celebrations’

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 16, 2020

The Jewish Light is planning a series of special events this year, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 20 with a luncheon at Westwood Country Club called “The Events Event: 20/20 Vision for Life’s Celebrations.” More than 20 tables will be beautifully designed...

A bar mitzvah portrait of Ari Hoberman Photo: Yana Hotter/Spoonful of Sugar Photography.

Simcha photographers juggle ever-evolving technology and trends

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT December 27, 2019

Veteran St. Louis photographer Joel Marion was in the midst of shooting one of his bread-and-butter simchas — a bar mitzvah celebration — when he entered a dark room. Not a darkroom that photographers use to process film. It was a special area at...

Simcha Lourie

Having a party? Make it a PARTY!

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT March 23, 2018

There are parties, and then there are PARTIES. Most of us have hosted a party. For example, you may have had family or friends over for a backyard barbecue. Or you may have hosted your child’s birthday party in your basement. Or you may have even invited...

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