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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

Jewish acts, performers return to the Big Top of Circus Flora

Jewish acts, performers return to the Big Top of Circus Flora

Jordan Palmer October 9, 2021

After an unprecedented hiatus due to the pandemic, feats of daring and wonder have returned to the Grand Center Arts District! Circus Flora’s 35th season is underway running through October 31. In this year's show the Big Top becomes the courtroom,...

Jessica Hentoff

St. Louis circus group will ‘Walk the Pandemic Tightrope’ in upcoming performance

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT October 1, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, Circus Harmony had a busy schedule. The St. Louis-based nonprofit social circus was getting ready to perform with Circus Flora. The company also had trips to Chicago and Puerto Rico on tap and a nonstop summer planned. Then COVID-19...

Covenant Place is among the winners of this year’s “What’s Right With the Region” awards, given by Focus St. Louis.  File Photo: Mike Sherwin

Covenant Place will receive ‘What’s Right With the Region Award’ from Focus St. Louis

February 28, 2020

Covenant Place is among the 2020 Focus St. Louis “What’s Right With the Region” honorees. The senior housing facility is being recognized in the “Demonstrating Innovative Solutions” category – one of five categories that Focus, St. Louis,...

A former artist with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Elliana Grace now teaches aerial at Circus Harmony. Photo by GABRIELPHOTO.CA

Circus aerialist discusses the art of circus performance

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR January 2, 2020

While circus arts are generally on the descent — the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in 2017 after 146 years — St. Louis resident Elliana Grace is trying to ensure that performers continue to ascend high...

 

Bettering the world one pencil at a time

Ellen Futterman, Editor July 6, 2016

Bettering the world one pencil at a timeCongratulations to my friend Jessica Goldberg, who was one of 14 teen entrepreneurs across the country to receive the annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award. Now in its 10th year, this national award recognizes Jewish...

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