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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

The Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Playscape in Forest Park opens June 2. Photo: forestparkforever.org

Coming in June: a new Forest Park playscape, Shakespeare Fest, STL food tours

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

School is over, or almost over. Camp hasn’t begun. And already you and the kids are close to getting on each other’s last nerve. What’s a parent to do? The good news is that there’s a lot more to do these days compared to a year ago, when most...

Circus Flora presents ‘The Wizard’ May 31 to June 24. 

2012 Summer Arts Guide

By PATRICIA CORRIGAN, Special to the Jewish Light May 23, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen  — in this one issue only — the Jewish Light brings you the all-singing, all-dancing 2012 Summer Arts Guide! We have for you a plethora of performances, perhaps more cultural events than ever before seen in the pages of this...

Henry Stolar (center), husband of the late Mary Goldstein Stolar, first leader of Forest Park Forever, is shown with daughter Susan Stolar and son Daniel Stolar at the 1992 dedication of a plaque in her honor in Forest Park.

Nathan Frank and Forest Park Forever

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-cheif emeritus February 23, 2012

Forest Park was aptly described as "The Jewel of St. Louis" by co-authors Sally J. Altman and Richard H. Weiss in their coffee table book of that title a few years back. Lest St. Louisans take for granted the beautiful public park, which draws 12 million...

Avinoam Lourie

Israeli zoologist, author shares animal adventures at Jewish Book Festival family Zoo event

January 18, 2012

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, in partnership with the St. Louis Zoo, presents Israeli zoologist Avinoam Lourie, former head of the Haifa Zoo & Director of Israel's Wildlife Conservation Department, and St. Louis Zoo President Dr. Jeffrey Bonner,...

Indie-rock band TV on the Radio

Returning to Forest Park, Loufest boasts promising lineup

By Daniel Durchholz, Special to the Jewish Light July 27, 2011

Last year’s Loufest in Forest Park struck a near-perfect chord in terms of idyllic location, audience amenities, and terrific music. I’d say it was the coolest thing to happen on the St. Louis concert scene in 2010, but the scorching heat and humidity...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Cohnipedia: The story of Forest Park’s Jewish monument

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS July 13, 2011

Welcome to "Cohnipedia," a new column suggested by Larry Levin, CEO/Publisher of the St. Louis Jewish Light, based on a funny gift I received from the staff four years ago on my 40th anniversary at the paper. In a clever parody of "Wikipedia," the Light...

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