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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

How introducing more G-d into our lives can ensure better decision-making

How introducing more G-d into our lives can ensure better decision-making

RABBI CHAIM A. LANDA April 10, 2022

As a rabbi and spiritual mentor, I am frequently approached by community members who are struggling with making important life decisions, whether in their personal or professional capacities. These can be small things or some of life’s greater challenges:...

Kranzberg Family

Kranzberg Family Foundation awards $71,000 to Jewish youth, young adult programs

January 21, 2021

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $71,000 in grants to 16 Jewish programs for children, teens and young adults in St. Louis.The Foundation received requests totaling more than $187,000...

Rabbi Irving Breitowitz will take part in Chabad’s upcoming Jewish Law and Ethics Symposium.  

Chabad symposium goes virtual with Sen. Danforth

August 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Chabad of Greater St. Louis will host the 26th “Jewish Law & Ethics Symposium,” a forum comparing Jewish legal and ethical principles with contemporary law and public policy. The panel, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and moderated...

Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

Jewish groups explore when, how to reopen

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR May 21, 2020

Rabbi Carnie Rose has thought about what summer camp at Congregation B’nai Amoona with no singing would sound like. Some public health officials say that the projection that comes with singing could spray the coronavirus further than normal speech...

Hebrew school children greet Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, during his 1930 visit to St. Louis.

The Rebbe’s penny: Blessed coin from St. Louis fetches nearly $7,000 at auction

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light July 25, 2019

If you could put a value on a blessing, what might it be worth? For a unique, nearly 90-year-old blessing, the going rate is $6,750. That’s the amount a bidder paid last week in Tel Aviv for a well-traveled Lincoln penny, the subject of frenzied bidding...

Zoe Farmingdale

Theatrical homecoming, concert for the Rebbe, Light survey

June 13, 2019

Truth, immigration, loveIn any given week, numerous email pitches come my way, but here’s one from last week I couldn’t resist:Hello! I’m a St. Louis native, Solomon Schechter graduate and B’nai Amoona member. I’m based in Los Angeles, but I’m...

Rabbi Yossi Abenson (right), co-director of Chabad of Central West End, celebrates Purim on March 20 at Café Ventana. 

New Chabad center now open in Central West End

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor April 4, 2019

After 18 years in University City, Hillel Kieval and Deborah Katz moved in August to the Central West End.The couple, who both work at Washington University, liked the idea of having a condo more centrally located in the city, said Kieval, a Jewish Studies...

Rabbi Yosef Landa is the Regional Director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis.

Chabad offers new ‘Wrestling with Faith’ course starting Oct. 24

October 19, 2018

Chabad of Greater St. Louis will offer a new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) entitled “Wrestling With Faith” beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24. The class meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Lazaroff Chabad Center, 8124 Delmar...

Rabbi Yosef Landa is the Regional Director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis.

Forget About Jewish Unity? Not so fast.

By Rabbi Yosef Landa October 11, 2017

Should we just throw in the towel and abandon our aspirations for achieving Jewish unity? It seems like such an unrealistic, unattainable, pie-in-the-sky goal. Wishful thinking. We Jews are just not in the habit of agreeing with each other about much...

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