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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Pre-pandemic scenes of summer fun at Camp Ben Frankel in southern Illinois 

Second summer of COVID challenges camp directors

Eric Berger, Associate Editor January 27, 2021

Some camp directors this summer will have to decide in which cabin to put kids. Aaron Hadley, executive director of Camp Ben Frankel, has to decide where to locate an entire camp. The Jewish overnight camp typically takes place in southern Illinois....

Kids attending the J’s Camp Sabra have fun at the dock. File Photo

Teens return from summer camp with deeper spirituality

BY JORDAN EISEN, SOPHOMORE, PARKWAY NORTH September 12, 2019

Jewish summer sleep-away camp is meaningful in many ways to Jewish teens. It’s a place for them to get away from the stresses of home and school, meet new friends and serve as a holy place to connect with God. Notably, since prayer at camp greatly differs...

St. Louis area camper stable after lightning strike

Bob Cohn and Larry Levin © 2013, St. Louis Jewish Light June 30, 2013

The body of an electronic letter received today by the St. Louis Jewish Light indicated the identity of a St. Louis-area child injured by a lightning strike at the Union for Reform Judaism Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), a summer camp located in...

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