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

Ron Ben-Israel decorating a wedding cake at his New York studio.

Israeli pastry chef makes it big as ‘Sweet Genius’

By Josh Lipowsky, JTAPublished May 13, 2012

TEANECK, N.J. — As the minutes on the clock tick away, the chefs run about their kitchens furiously trying to complete their Taj Mahal-themed desserts. “What have I got for you now?” booms the thickly accented master pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel as...

Holiday brisket

Brisket or bust

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished April 4, 2012

As a small, non-profit, niche journalism organization, the Jewish Light sponsors a fair number of community events, but my favorite—and I know it’s not politic to name a favorite—is our annual cooking contest. Maybe it’s because I love to cook...

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