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

Thousands gather outside the Aurora Municipal Center in COlorado to remember the victims of the theater shooting, July 22, 2012.

Denver-area Jews mourn, seek to help massacre victims

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA July 24, 2012

As Colorado and the nation tried to absorb the tragic massacre in a suburban Denver movie theater, local synagogues conducted special prayers and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado launched a response fund for the victims and their families. Early...

Charles Pass

‘Planet’-conscious company melds office supplies, environmental ethos

Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light July 4, 2012

For more than two decades, Charles “Chuck” Pass, 54, has been known as “chief executive honcho” of Pedro’s Planet, which he and his high-school friend, Pedro McMillian, founded in 1989. The office supply company, based in an office park at 11649...

A helicopter dropping water on the U.S. Air Force Academy as firefighters battle the blaze in Colorado Springs, June 27, 2012.

Amid the ravages of wildfires, Colorado Jews band together

By Debra Rubin, JTA July 2, 2012

The Sidmans are among the lucky ones: Their Colorado Springs home is still standing, nearly untouched by the flames that left many of their neighbors’ houses in ashes.“I was just sobbing uncontrollably, even though my house was perfect,” Renee Sidman...

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