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

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June 8, 2020

Members of the media wear protective masks film outside the Young Israel of New Rochelle, a suburban New York town at the center of a coronavirus outbreak in Westchester County, March 10, 2020. On June 6, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the reopening...

Arye Nehorai

WU researchers offer virus model that weighs health, economy

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor May 28, 2020

While countless models have projected health outcomes for various responses to the coronavirus pandemic, Arye Nehorai, a professor of electrical engineering at Washington University, had not seen models that offered both public health and economic projections.So...

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French Rabbi Philippe Haddad prepares for a Shabbat service via videoconference at the Copernic Synagogue in Paris, March 28, 2020. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images)

US-HEALTH-VIRUS

US-HEALTH-VIRUS

April 6, 2020

Members of the media wear protective masks film outside the Young Israel of New Rochelle, a suburban New York town at the center of a coronavirus outbreak in Westchester County, March 10, 2020. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images)

The Marcus Foundation has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Foundation for Jewish Camp for supporting mental health across the spectrum of Jewish camps in North America.  

Grant to address mental health at Jewish summer camp

JNS Report October 17, 2019

The Marcus Foundation has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) for supporting mental health across the spectrum of Jewish camps in North America. Funding will be awarded to approximately 60 camps over four years in an effort...

Dr. Stanley Misler, a retired nephrologist, has become a volunteer educator of a variety of subjects at Metro Academic & Classical High School.

Retired physician expands horizons to music, teaching

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 17, 2019

As a well-respected physician, innovative medical school professor and award-winning researcher in the mechanisms of insulin secretion, Stanley Misler has had quite a career in the sciences. But since a 2015 retirement from his work as a nephrologist...

St. Louis Orthodox rabbis encourage vaccination after measles outbreaks elsewhere

St. Louis Orthodox rabbis encourage vaccination after measles outbreaks elsewhere

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor April 25, 2019

Rabbis in the St. Louis Orthodox Jewish community recently launched a campaign to encourage members of their synagogues to obtain measles vaccinations in response to outbreaks in Detroit, New York and Israel.The clergy coordinated with the St. Louis County...

Rabbi Jessica Shafrin

Starting conversations about the last thing we want to talk about

BY DAVID LAUGHER, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT March 21, 2019

Rabbi Jessica Shafrin would like to start a conversation even if she knows that the topic of death isn’t one people are always eager to broach. “People don’t like to think about their life ending,” said Shafrin, 33. “Maybe they don’t want...

Takisha Lovelace is the practice manager of the Washington University Geriatric Primary Care and Weight Management Clinic, which recently opened at Covenant Place. Two Washington University physicians and a nurse practitioner see patients out of a space in the CHAI Apartments building.  

Medical clinic at Covenant Place is just the beginning

David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 17, 2019

A new health facility is up and running to provide services to residents of Covenant Place as well as to older adults in the surrounding neighborhood.“Things are going really well,” said Joan Denison, executive director of the senior housing complex...

Crown Center Executive Director Nikki Goldstein talks with attendees at a 2016 celebration of Crown’s  50th year.  

The power of connecting

By Nikki Goldstein July 19, 2018

“Greet everyone with a warm, cheerful, and pleasant countenance.” (Pirkei Avot 1:15)There are a myriad of programs, classes, events and activities just waiting for someone to register; the list of options for involvement, connecting and engaging with...

Ken Schwartz (left) and his son, Micah, are shown with grandparents Dorothy and Mel Schwartz in 2015 at the time of Micah’s bar mitzvah. Mel passed away in May 2016. With weekly visits, Micah has maintained his special connection with his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s.

Event to explore Jewish perspective on Alzheimer’s

BY DAVID BAUGHER, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 17, 2018

When 15-year-old Micah Schwartz plays board games with his grandmother Dorothy, he doesn’t mind if they have to adapt the rules a bit. The important thing is that they are getting to spend time together.“I always felt a real connection with her because...

Dr. Jonas Cooper

He’s an ‘electrician’ in the field of cardiology

By Patricia Corrigan, Special to the Jewish Light May 18, 2017

If you missed the local TV interview Dr. Jonas Cooper did in February, you missed learning about his complex medical specialty, you missed seeing him explain the anatomy of a heart using a plastic model and you missed watching him solve a Rubik’s Cube...

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