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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

Rabbi Brad Horwitz leads a dedication for the Garden of Eden on the grounds of the Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur.

Fresh ideas feed the hungry

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish LightPublished July 25, 2012

Despite the worst drought in decades, those gardeners who water their plants are apt to be rewarded with a bountiful harvest.And, as the gardeners who are tending the Garden of Eden plots north of the Jewish Community Center buildings in Creve Coeur have...

Pam Droog Jones

Jewish life in mid-Missouri

By Pam Droog JonesPublished April 25, 2012

Everything came together all at once, a couple of years ago. My mom passed away. My son moved away. A beloved pet died. My ex-husband, my friend, talked about relocating. My husband’s state-government job was on the line again. And I could barely tolerate...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Re-thinking the seder

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPTPublished April 5, 2012

As the season of Pesach approaches and households are busy eliminating all traces of chametz from the shelves and replacing it with matzah, it seems reasonable to be thinking of how we plan to embrace the traditions that await us on Friday at sundown. ...

Rabbi Jamie Korngold

‘Adventure Rabbi’ visits Shaare Emeth for weekend of events

Published April 4, 2012

Congregation Shaare Emeth will present “God, Wilderness, Doubt and Faith: A Weekend with Rabbi Jamie Korngold,” April 20-22.   Known as the “Adventure Rabbi,” Korngold is a Reform rabbi who is nationally recognized for her pioneering work combining...

TI to hold ‘Honoring Our Past’ Shabbat service

Published April 4, 2012

The community is invited to join Congregation Temple Israel in commemorating its 125th anniversary at an “Honoring Our Past Shabbat” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 in the Gall Family Sanctuary.  A festive oneg will follow the service.  Anyone with...

JCC’s Kitchen J plans Passover seder for community

Published March 14, 2012

Kitchen J is taking reservations for the First Seder of Passover, Friday, April 6, at the Covenant I Dining Room. Seniors are invited to include their families and friends for the recounting of the story of the Exodus from Egypt over a great meal. The...

St. Louis Hillel announces Passover offerings

Published March 14, 2012

St. Louis Hillel is looking for families willing to open their homes and share a warm, home-away-from-home Passover experience with students.  Through Hillel’s annual Passover Home Hospitality Program, community members can host one or more students...

Girl dies in West Bank flood

JTAPublished March 2, 2012

A 7-year-old girl died after getting swept up in an overflowing stream near Modi'in Illit. An Israeli rescue worker told Haaretz that the girl was swept away on Friday by a stream that had overrun its banks and took out a street. Her body was recovered...

Chris Cole, coach of the boys basketball team at the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston, offering up some strategy for his squad.

Beren Academy prevails in Texas tourney controversy

JTAPublished March 1, 2012

NEW YORK -- A Texas athletic league has reversed course and will reschedule tournament games that will enable a Jewish day school, the Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston, to compete. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, known as TAPPS,...

Jewish school’s appeal to reschedule game denied

JTAPublished March 1, 2012

A Texas school association voted a second time not to reschedule a state tournament semi-final game so that an Orthodox high school can play. Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools executive board voted Wednesday 8-0 with one member absent...

Jewish school is denied request to change basketball tourney time

JTAPublished February 27, 2012

NEW YORK -- An Orthodox high school in Texas was rejected in its request to have the state basketball semifinals rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the Jewish Sabbath. In a decision Monday, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools informed...

Orthodox school makes Texas basketball tournament semi-finals

JTAPublished February 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- A Modern Orthodox school in Houston has made it to the semi-finals of the state-wide AA boys basketball tournament for private and parochial schools. The Robert M. Beren Academy advanced Friday afternoon with a 27-point win over Our Lady...

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