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Creve Coeur plans to change the name of Beirne Park to honor the African-American ophthalmologist who in the 1950s had hoped to live on that land.

Erasing a Vestige of Racism in Creve Coeur

December 5, 2019

In moving to change the name of Beirne Park to the H. Philip Venable Memorial Park, Creve Coeur is taking a long overdue step to erase a blatantly racist stain on that city’s history.As reported by Jewish Light Associate Editor Eric Berger, the new...

Berg-Schatz Wedding

Berg-Schatz Wedding

April 6, 2016

Jessica Lauren Berg and Scott Michael Schatz were married July 18, 2015 at The Fox Theatre in a traditional Jewish ceremony officiated by Rabbi Deana Sussman.  Jessica is the daughter of Robert and Sherri Berg of Creve Coeur and the granddaughter of...

Nathan Englander

Englander bestseller picked for Big Jewish Community Read

July 18, 2012

The 2012 Big Jewish Community Read — a series of community literary events on a particular book, including a visit by the author for the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival — will focus on Nathan Englander’s new, bestselling collection of short stories,...

Jennifer Bernstein

Taking a local stand against discrimination

BY JENNIFER BERNSTEIN May 16, 2012

One thing is clear: The Missouri State legislature is not doing enough to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The misguided HB 2051 “Don’t Say Gay” bill recently introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives...

Harlan Levin, the new owner of Pumpernickel’s Delicatessen in Creve Coeur, takes an order from a customer on Monday.

New owner’s work ethic, energy bode well for Creve Coeur deli

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light May 9, 2012

The Jewish delicatessen business may burn out dedicated managers, but the new owner of Pumpernickle’s Delicatessen asserts he will not be bowed by demanding patrons, a tough economy and employee problems. “People tell me, ‘You’re going to have...

NCJW to start new session of Wife-Widow-Woman

May 2, 2012

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section will begin a new session of the Wife-Widow-Woman support group for recently widowed women on May 16. The group aims to bridge the gap between grief and growth reducing the sense of isolation experienced...

‘Art of Marriage’ series offered

April 18, 2012

Chabad of Greater St. Louis and the Jewish Learning Institute are offering The Art of Marriage series in partnership with the JCC. The series is geared for all individuals, regardless of marital status and will meet for six consecutive Sunday mornings,...

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Rallying to support a family whose home was lost to fire

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 18, 2012

Last Sunday, the Roth family of Creve Coeur lost their home and all of their possessions in an early morning fire. Luckily, none of the family-parents Jane and Boaz and daughters Liat, 12; Sela, 8, and Orli, 1-were hurt in the three-alarm blaze that gutted...

Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr.

Temple Israel event to honor Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr.

January 11, 2012

Viola Harvey Nance, wife of Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr., will accept an interfaith award honoring her husband given by Temple Israel Friday, Jan 13. Unfortunately, Rev. Nance, pastor of Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, is continuing to recuperate...

Dr. Monroe M. Ginsburg recounts his past military experiences
while being filmed for the Missouri Veterans History Project.
Photo: Yana Hotter

Documenting veterans’ stories

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light November 9, 2011

The duties of those in the military sometimes require secret missions but as Army Major Monroe Ginsburg and a rabbi friend of his snuck palm leaves back from the desert taking care to avoid notice by the national religious police, the mission seemed a...

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