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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

Michelle Weltman, Rabbi Lane Steinger, Esther Weltman and Joel Weltman participate in Friday night services at Temple Israel of Godfrey, Ill.

As small Illinois temple closes, it donates Torah to Montana congregation

By Carol Wolf Solomon, Special to the Jewish Light August 22, 2019

GODFREY, Ill. — I have been in this place before. On this Friday night, Aug. 16,  I am worshipping with a small, tight-knit congregation that is soon to be no more. This Kabbalat Shabbat service is bittersweet. Tonight Temple Israel of Godfrey, Ill.,...

At the September 2015 signing of the building exchange are (from left) Kol Rinah Rabbi Noah Arnow, Kol Rinah President Mitch Shenker,  The Journey Lead Pastor Jeremy Irwin, and The Journey Director of Operations Mike Duncan.

Kol Rinah votes to move forward with building swap

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer March 22, 2017

More than one year after the Conservative congregation Kol Rinah agreed to swap buildings with a church in Clayton, the synagogue board voted that the new building is suitable for a move.The congregation will relocate from 829 N. Hanley Road in University...

Renee Silverstein (left) and Marci Rosenberg say the B’nai El and Shaare Emeth merger is  a ‘reunification’ of the two congregations.

Shaare Emeth, B’nai El approve merger deal

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer October 13, 2016

Reform congregations B’nai El and Shaare Emeth have decided to merge, in a move that marks the official end of one congregation that had largely been gone already.B’nai El was founded in 1852. The congregation’s board voted in 2012 to put up for...

St. Louis has two eruvim - the one pictured above, which encompasses part of the Washington University campus, and another in Chesterfield. Call 314-863-1811 after 12:30 p.m. on Fridays to check on the status of the eruv, or visit www.stleruv.com. Map image last updated in 2020.

St. Louis Jewish resources for students

August 24, 2011

Key listings Jewish Community Center (JCC) Where: Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, near Creve Coeur and Marilyn Fox Building, 16801 Baxter Road, Chesterfield The 411: Both campuses offer state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic centers...

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