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

‘Jewish College Bound’ seeks to help soon-to-be college students

June 28, 2017

Hillel’s Jewish College Bound website seeks to connect incoming Jewish college students directly to Hillel staff at the college or university they will attend. Families can send the name, email address and college of the student in their life. Their...

‘The Morning After’ collage hangs proudly on the dorm room walls at a Fort Myers, Fla., university.

Local radio show provides connection to college freshman far, far away

Ellen Futterman, Editor August 31, 2016

A former colleague once told me, “You are a blip on your child’s radar.” At the time my kids were young, but it wasn’t all that long after that I understood what she meant. Those words came back to haunt me earlier this month when my husband...

Jewish Federation hosts events for college students this summer

May 26, 2016

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has planned “Vibe with the Tribe,” a series of free events for Jewish college students (ages 17 to 23 years) who are spending the summer in St. Louis. The events will give young adults the chance to have inspiring conversation...

Matthew Kalina and Rachel Weiss. 

What a doll

Ellen Futterman, Editor April 13, 2016

What a dollRachel Weiss admits she had hoped the Hanukkah gift she received from Matthew Kalina would come in a small box, one that was ring size. “I knew he was going to propose — we had talked about it — so I knew it was coming. But I didn’t...

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