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

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Good trouble at the J

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 14, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to the day when it will be safe to go back to a theater to see a play or dance performance, hear music or watch a film. In the meantime, here’s a “healthy” alternative: a drive-in movie at the J’s Staenberg...

Robert A. Cohn

Paying respects to Rep. John Lewis of blessed memory

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS July 22, 2020

The American Jewish community, like the rest of the nation, has lost a dear friend and an authentic hero in the recent passing of Rep. John Robert Lewis. The Georgia Democrat, who began life as the son of sharecroppers and became a towering figure in...

John Lewis spoke at a 1987 rally in support of Soviet Jewry in Washington, D.C. (C-SPAN screenshot)

John Lewis and the Jews: 6 moments that showcase an enduring alliance

By Ron Kampeas July 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (JTA) — When John Lewis, the civil rights icon and congressman from Georgia, died at 80 over the weekend, Jews in America and abroad lost an ally of nearly six decades.Lewis never tired of telling folks to “get into good trouble,” to...

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School eighth grader Omry Kielmanowitz and sixth grader Leora Dean visit the Legacy Museum’s lynching memorial in Montgomery, Ala. In the background, 800 steel monuments suspended from the ceiling represent counties in the U.S. where a lynching took place.

Students learn about racial injustice; upcoming mahj tournament; Arts & Faith concert

Ellen Futterman, Editor August 29, 2019

Walking in the footsteps of civil rights historyCaleb Arnow, a seventh-grader at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, said he enjoyed going to all of the museums he and the other middle-schoolers visited last week on a five-day social justice trip,...

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School middle school students visited the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

Mirowitz students walk in the footsteps of Civil Rights Movement pioneers

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light September 28, 2016

Forty-two students at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School were able to learn more about the history of the Civil Rights Movement during a recent trip through America’s Deep South.“During that time, people still came together to fight for what they...

Continuing to proclaim liberty, 50 years after ‘Freedom Riders’

BY RABBI ARI HENDIN May 11, 2011

In this week's Torah portion, Behar, God instructs the Israelites, via Moses, that every 50 years they are to observe a jubilee (yovel) year in which they shall "proclaim liberty (dror) throughout the land." This phrase should "ring a bell," since it...

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