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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

Clockwise from top left: Philip Deitch, Betsy Mehlman, Shirley Mosinger, Stuart & Pamela Katz, and Susan K. Goldberg. 

Meet five of St. Louis’ Unsung Heroes

Published May 11, 2016

Since junior high school, when he founded a Civil Rights Club, Philip Deitch, 61, has been involved in activist causes, and his passion and energy for them hasn’t waned. He has been at the forefront, fighting for justice on many issues, including racial...

From left Linda Kram, Alan Rosenthal and Zhiwei Zhao preparing the garden beds for ‘Garden of Eden’ at the Jewish Community Center. 

‘Garden of Eden’ seeks volunteers

Published June 13, 2012

Visitors to the I.E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus may have noticed that several raised garden beds have been installed near the site of the former outdoor pool at the Jewish Community Center (now ball fields), immediately northeast of the JCC Arts...

Tommy Goldenberg

B’nai B’rith to honor Tommy Goldenberg

Published June 13, 2012

B’nai B’rith of St. Louis will honor Tommy Goldenberg during “Honoring A Music Master” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur. The event will feature a sit-down...

Shalom Baby names new chair

Published May 16, 2012

Jennifer Bernstein will take over as the new chair of the Shalom Baby program, administered through the Jewish Community Center on behalf of the entire Jewish community.  Bernstein takes over for Batya Wertman, who recently completed her two-year term....

Jewish Light seeks volunteer bloggers

Published March 21, 2012

The Jewish Light is seeking new voices in the St. Louis Jewish community to contribute to the paper’s website, www.stljewishlight.com, as regular volunteer bloggers.The Light is open to a range of topics that would be of interest to the Jewish community....

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

Visiting the community’s elderly is a redeeming mitzvah

BY RABBI ELIZABETH HERSHPublished March 14, 2012

When you were 25, where did you envision yourself in 10 years?   I was asked that question as a young rabbinical student living in Israel.  I was not even 25, but a mere 21 years old and relatively innocent of the ways of the world and the workings...

Unsung Heroes 2011

Nominate the community’s Unsung Heroes

Published February 8, 2012

Volunteers. Advocates. Innovators. Those making a difference, whether by everyday service or extraordinary effort. These are just a few of the types the Jewish Light will honor with its third annual Unsung Heroes edition of Oy! Magazine and recognition ...

Survey of Cleveland Jewry finds stable population

JTAPublished January 25, 2012

A population study of the greater Cleveland area found that the Jewish population has remained relatively stable over the last 15 years. The 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study, the first comprehensive survey since 1996, found 80,800 Jews...

Letters to the editor, week of Jan. 18, 2012

Published January 18, 2012

The danger of Iran Western leaders recognize that a nuclear Iran poses a grave danger to the entire world. More than 30 percent of the world's oil supply passes through the Strait of Hormuz, over which a nuclear Iran would exercise unchallenged control....

Millstone Institute seeks fellowship nominations

Published November 9, 2011

The Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership is seeking nominations for the first class of the Millstone Fellows, the Institute's signature program for emerging and established leaders from throughout the St. Louis Jewish community. The Institute is...

Eve Lerner Rudolph

Jewish Parents as Teachers plans kick-off event at TI

Published August 31, 2011

St. Louis' new Jewish Parents as Teachers program (J-PAT) will hold a kick-off event for families interested in learning about J-PAT at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at J-PAT headquarters, which are housed at Congregation Temple Israel, 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin...

Millstone Institute seeks applicants for young Jewish adult leadership training series

Published August 24, 2011

The Lens, a leadership program for adults in their 20s who are interested in issues of community change, is seeking applicants. This three-part interactive program, sponsored by the Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership, will be held in October 2011....

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