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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 group of volunteers from Congregation Shaare Emeth helped at the Garden of Eden on Oct. 29. The group dug up 144 pounds of sweet potatoes, which were donated to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

Garden of Eden at the J Seeks Volunteers

August 2, 2019

The Jewish Community Center’s Garden of Eden is looking for individuals or groups to help tend the community garden at the J near Creve Coeur. Each year, the garden yields more than 4,500 pounds of produce, which is donated to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish...

Dr. Gary Ratkin, a retired oncologist, meets with a patient at Casa de Salud, a low-cost health clinic in St. Louis city. PHOTO: ODELL MITCHELL JR./COURTESY CASA DE SALUD

Dr. Gary Ratkin: Retired oncologist brings quality care to low-cost health clinic

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor May 30, 2019

Dr. Gary Ratkin is aware that for patients with little money, trips to the emergency room can be debilitating even if doctors are able to diagnose and treat the ailment. So when Ratkin, a retired oncologist, recently saw a patient at Casa de Salud, a...

Volunteers, including a group of seventh grade students from Central Reform Congregation, harvest sweet potatoes at The Garden of Eden in October. This year, the garden has donated more than two tons of produce to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

Health care, garden volunteers sought; share your recipes

Ellen Futterman, Editor December 20, 2017

Wanted: Doctors and mental health professionals Now is the time of year many of us start looking toward 2018 and changes we want to make in our lives. For some, these changes include losing weight, giving up alcohol, stopping smoking — the list goes...

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 Light 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...

From left Linda Kram, Alan Rosenthal and Zhiwei Zhao preparing the garden beds for ‘Garden of Eden’ at the Jewish Community Center. 

‘Garden of Eden’ seeks volunteers

June 13, 2012

Visitors to the I.E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus may have noticed that several raised garden beds have been installed near the site of the former outdoor pool at the Jewish Community Center (now ball fields), immediately northeast of the JCC Arts...

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