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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

 

Politics, diplomacy are personal, Jack J. Schramm shows in memoir

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus March 15, 2017

Native St. Louisan Jack J. Schramm chronicles his half-century as a public servant at state, federal and international levels in a comprehensive memoir, “Passionate Purpose: A Global Governance Journey” (New Insights Press, $20). Schramm, who now...

William B. Eiseman

William B. Eiseman, Jr., 94; past president of Temple Israel

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 1, 2012

William B. “Bill” Eiseman, Jr., co-founder of the U.S. Tape and Label Corp., a past president of Temple Israel and a longtime member of the New Mount Sinai Cemetery Association, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond...

From left, Terry Meddows, Justin Ivan Brown, Julie Layton, Bobby Miller perform in the New jewish Theatre’s production of ‘Jacob and Jack.

Deft direction marks NJT’s season closer

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 9, 2012

The New Jewish Theatre closes out its 2011-2012 season with “Jacob and Jack,” acclaimed playwright James Sherman’s delightfully funny and nostalgic look at the decline of American Yiddish theater and the desperation of down-on-their luck actors....

Ed Asner as FDR

Ed Asner takes on presidential role as FDR in upcoming one-man show

By Ellen Futterman, Editor November 9, 2011

Many of us think Lou Grant when we hear the name Ed Asner; after all, he played the legendary editor for 12 years on two iconic TV shows. But on Saturday at Lindenwood University, the seven-time Emmy-winning actor takes on another legendary figure, that...

(From left) Julie Layton, Gary Wayne Barker, Elizabeth Townsend and  Bobby Miller perform in the New Jewish Theatre’s ‘Awake and Sing.’

NJT soars with ‘Awake and Sing’

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus April 27, 2011

Clifford Odets, one of the leading playwrights of left-wing social protest and a master craftsman of Depression-era Jewish family dynamics, would no doubt be proud of the soaring New Jewish Theatre production of one of his best plays, "Awake and Sing,"...

The cast rehearses ‘Awake and Sing!’ last week. From left are Aaron Orion Baker, Julie Layton, Bobby Miller, Gary Wayne Barker and Elizabeth Ann Townsend. Photo:  Lisa Mandel

Theatrical collaboration

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 21, 2011

In the Great Depression, Clifford Odets wrote "Awake and Sing!," a play about a family's responses to challenges that sound eerily familiar. Kathleen Sitzer, artistic director of the New Jewish Theatre, ticks off those challenges: A broken economy, war...

Rep’s Steve Woolf to direct NJT show

April 13, 2011

The New Jewish Theatre has announced that Steve Woolf, Artistic Director of the Repertory Theatre, will direct NJT's production of Clifford Odet's 1935 classic "Awake and Sing!"  While Woolf does direct outside of the Rep, he does not typically direct...

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