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

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), right, greets Ilan Grapel, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen who had been a former Ackerman intern, on Oct. 27, 2011, following the latter’s release from imprisonment in Egypt.

On Capitol Hill, Gary Ackerman served with a sharp wit and a stubborn candor

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Gary Ackerman decided to retire, he did it in the same manner that he served in Congress for the past three decades: on his own terms. The veteran New York Democrat had insisted for weeks that he would run again, so the announcement...

Seven of Obama’s 35 campaign chairs are Jewish

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- At least seven of the Obama campaign's 35 co-chairs are Jewish, including Alan Solow, a leading figure in the organized community. Solow is identified on the list released early Wednesday morning as both a partner at the DLA Piper law firm...

Pew poll suggests Jewish shift to GOP

JTA February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A survey suggested a shift toward Republicans in party identification among Jews. The survey, published Thursday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Life, showed an overall shift to the GOP among various religious groups. Jewish identification...


Susie Turnbull, left,
then the chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, chatting with
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) at a party event in October 2010.
Cardin and Turnbull, now the chairwoman of Jewish Women
International, participated in a meeting of Jewish leaders and
Democratic senators on July 13, 2011. Photo: Edward Kimmel via
Creative Commons

Senate Democrats to Jews: Help us on budget and on Obama’s Israel record

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 20, 2011

When two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate met last week in Washington with representatives of Jewish groups, the senators delivered a clear message: If you agree with us, it's about time you spoke up.The appeal, delivered at an annual meeting...

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