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

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Schmooze from Marcy Oster

By Ellen Futterman, Editor July 25, 2012

JTA’s Marcy Oster, who is stationed in Jerusalem, occasionally sends in some tidbits from Israel that aren’t exactly news but are interesting nonetheless. We at N&S, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth (what exactly does that mean, who...

JCC plans Israel family trip for summer 2013

May 23, 2012

The JCC Helene Mirowitz Center of Jewish Community Life is organizing a travel experience to Israel for parents and their children in grades K-8.  The trip will take place May 29 to June 9, 2013 and be led by JCC Rabbi Brad Horwitz.  Join other St....

Holy cow! Calves hijacked into Palestinian territory

JTA February 9, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A truck driving calves from Eilat to the Golan Heights was hijacked into the West Bank. The 70 calves, which were being taken to be fattened before slaughter, were stolen near the Dead Sea after the driver was held up at gun point and detained...

Samantha Weil

Experiencing Israel—a journey to be continued

By Samantha Weil January 25, 2012

Before leaving for Israel, I didn't fully understand the deep connection and love people have for it. I had learned a lot about Israel throughout my Jewish education, but I never felt a personal connection with the country or its people. Although I was...

British museum urged to quit study that includes Ahava

JTA REPORT January 18, 2012

British scientists and filmmakers have called on the Natural History Museum in London to pull out of a study because of its collaboration with the Israeli company Ahava, which operates in the West Bank. Ahava/Dead Sea Laboratories, which manufactures...

The group of 28 St. Louis Jewish mothers are pictured at Masada
during the Aish HaTorah of St. Louis trip in July.

Local moms connect with Israel on Aish trip

By Michelle Brooks August 24, 2011

Last month I had the opportunity to participate in the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project's Transform and Grow trip to Israel, sponsored by Aish HaTorah of St. Louis. Twenty-eight St. Louis Jewish mothers left their families for a nine-day trip. For all...

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