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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 2020 honorees include (all are WashU 2020 graduates except as noted): Micah Goldson, Fred J. Rosenbaum Award for Excellence; Maddie Lapp, Fontbonne 2020 graduate, Nachshon Award; Miles Johnson, Nachshon Award; Geordan Neinstein, Ahavat Tzion (Love of Israel) Award; Benjamin Ushman, Ahavat Tzion (Love of Israel) Award; Coby Drexler, Commitment to Jewish Life Award; Kayla Steinberg, Commitment to Jewish Life Award; Jamie Hendler, Tzedek Award; Jacob Gross, Creating a Jewish Legacy Award; Max Helfand, Gesher Award; Bryan Wilensky, Gesher Award; Preston Tasoff, Ner Tamid Award; Daniella Roth, Ner Tamid Award; and Ethan Weiner, Kesher Award.

This week’s Spotlight Photos

June 18, 2020

WashU Hillel honored 14 graduating student leaders at its 2020 Senior Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 31 via Zoom.  Over 100 family members and guests from around the country tuned in to hear congratulatory remarks from Washington University Chancellor...

The Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel: Graduation parade

This week’s Spotlight photos

June 4, 2020

To celebrate their three graduating classes, The Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel held its graduation parade on May 14. Families decorated their cars, drove through TI’s circle, and students and their families said hello to their teachers...

Above, from left: Class of 2020 graduates Eli Lederman from Mizzou (Photo: Bobby Thorpe), Jenna Gold from Ladue Horton Watkins High School (Photo: Ali Gold) and Leo Goodfriend from Clayton High School (Photo: Bill Goodfriend). 

Class of 2020 deals with moments lost and gained

By KAYLA STEINBERG, Special to the Jewish Light June 4, 2020

On my college graduation day, I expected to pop champagne on the front steps of Washington University’s Brookings Hall in my cap and gown. After making a massive mess, I would sit down with my friends to reflect on four years of road trips, Shabbat...

Beth Feldman serves as the president of the Parkway Board of Education.  She is in her 10th year serving on the board, her fourth as president.  She is the only Jewish member of the board and attends United Hebrew Congregation.

‘We blew it’ planning graduation for Shabbat

By Beth Feldman September 14, 2017

In our desire to make the graduation experience better for all, the Parkway School Board and administration inadvertently lost sight of the needs of our Jewish students, each as important as any other, and their proud families who had waited for their...

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