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

Karen Kalish

Karen Kalish moves to new role in nonprofit she founded

July 15, 2021

After having served as CEO, on July 1 Karen Kalish assumed the role of Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Home Works! The Teacher Home Visit Program, which she founded 14 years ago. The program has trained and paid hundreds of teachers who...

By Sofia Puerto

Sharing the joy of a Passover seder

By Sofia Puerto April 30, 2020

Imagine sitting around a large dinner table with your family, singing and celebrating the great history and traditions of your culture. The flowing music fills your ears, the decadent scents fill your nose and the comfort of family fills your heart. This...

Charlie Rosenzweig

Overcoming religious misunderstanding

By Charlie Rosenzweig April 30, 2020

In times of crisis, it becomes increasingly important to remember one’s values and ideals in order to remain hopeful and prepared for the future. For many people around the world, these values come from religion. My name is Charlie Rosenzweig, and...

Adam Jaffe

Freedom to vote is one thing; access is quite another

BY ADAM JAFFE April 23, 2020

I never thought half birthdays meant anything until I turned 17½ on April 1. It had meaning because this is when I am legally allowed to register to vote in Missouri. The only problem is, I don’t know if I’ll get to vote this November.Believe it...

Leyla Fern King

Pandemic exacerbates educational inequities

By Leyla Fern King April 23, 2020

In August 2018, I began a yearlong program called the High School Leadership Program at Cultural Leadership, an organization that focuses on understanding cultural differences and injustices through Jewish and African American lenses. Over the course...

St. Louis Holocaust Museum among Cultural Leadership honorees

August 31, 2016

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Jennings School District and Wells Fargo Advisors will be recognized for their “transformational leadership” at the 2016 Journey to Justice benefit dinner on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Windows on Washington, 1601...

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