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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

Alan Schaffer measuring the garden expansion.

This week’s Spotlight photos

June 4, 2020

With guidance from Gateway Greening of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization that aids over 200 community gardens, Congregation Shaare Emeth has planted and harvested eight raised beds in its Mitzvah Garden. Families have volunteered to water the garden...

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...

Students at Saul Mirowitz Day School - Reform Jewish Academy
nosh on freshly prepared veggies for lunch - and the school even
highlights a different vegetable or fruit each month. November, for
example, is broccoli month.

Making a big difference on a smaller scale

By Ellen Futterman, Editor November 23, 2011

We've gotten a little jiggy at the Jewish Light this week, talking about Thanksgiving and how it's a favorite holiday for many of us. In today's editorial, the boss calls it a holiday of faith, family and friends. I agree, though I'd add another "f" to...

Nora Stern and Ellen Dubinsky pictured at a past Best of
Missouri Market event at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

20 years of showcasing the ‘Best of Missouri’

By SUSAN FADEM, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT September 28, 2011

You can't say no, the caller beseeched, in a mock-threatening tone best reserved for dear friends. "I've already volunteered your services," the message continued. Fortunately for umpteen thousands, Ellen Dubinsky said yes. Her golfing buddy and fellow...

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