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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

Golf tournament to raise funds for Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

Golf tournament to raise funds for Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

Published September 25, 2020

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov, a local Jewish girls high school, will be hold its 19th annual John T. Glore Memorial Excellence in Education Golf Tournament on Oct. 21 at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.  Glore was a general studies principal...

Ryan Silver

Finding opportunities amid COVID-19 cancellations

By Ryan Silver, Junior, Ladue Horton Watkins High SchoolPublished September 24, 2020

My experience this summer was unexpected, to say the least. With COVID-19 all across the globe, I have had to adapt to life at home, as well as the world of social distancing. Although it was not how I would have imagined it, it changed me for the better...

Every third week, one grade at Whitfield doesnt physically attend school, and instead learns online only. This allows for the building to limit how many students are there at one time so that students and teachers can maintain a safe distance from each other. In his week away from in-person school, sophomore Stephen Rosenberg continues his studies despite not actually being at Whitfield. 

Student discusses private high school’s precautions amid pandemic

By Jordan Eisen, Junior, Parkway North High SchoolPublished September 24, 2020

All St. Louis public high schools will be operating completely virtually until they reassess in October. Private schools however, have the choice to open up or not, and many have opened.There are certain policies required by Missouri and St. Louis County,...

Lauren Abraham (left) has been hired to direct JCRC’s Student to Student program, succeeding longtime director, Fawn Chapel (right), who became the program’s national coordinator.

Student to Student adapts to connect teens virtually

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITORPublished September 24, 2020

The question from the Catholic high school student to the Jewish students could have been from any Student to Student presentation in the two decades since the program’s inception.“How do you go about choosing which branch of Judaism you belong to?”...

High schoolers vs. rabbis basketball game to raise funds for team

Published September 21, 2016

Yeshivat Kadimah High School’s boys basketball team has been selected to compete in the Cooper Yeshiva High School National Invitational Basketball Tournament on Nov. 3-6 in Memphis. To raise funds for the team’s expenses, students have planned several...

ADL announces 2012 Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship winners

Published May 16, 2012

The Anti-Defamation League announces that local high school seniors Lila Greenberg, Lauren Hasse and Paul Lisker are the recipients of the 15th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship Award.  Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. ...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Covenant House plans ‘Senior Prom’

Published May 16, 2012

Decorations, mirror ball lighting, delicious treats, music, dancing, party photos — everything you would expect to find at any area high school senior prom. However, this prom is for seniors age 60+.  From 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 Covenant House...

Orthodox school makes Texas basketball tournament semi-finals

JTAPublished February 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- A Modern Orthodox school in Houston has made it to the semi-finals of the state-wide AA boys basketball tournament for private and parochial schools. The Robert M. Beren Academy advanced Friday afternoon with a 27-point win over Our Lady...

Block Yeshiva to debut ‘Ari and The Chocolate Factory’

Published February 22, 2012

The Block Yeshiva High School girls will perform "Ari & the Chocolate Factory" on Tuesday, March 13 at the West County YMCA in Chesterfield.  The production is for women only and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children 13 and under.  Doors...

Applications open for Jewish Community Foundation college scholarships, loans

Published February 22, 2012

The Jewish Community Foundation of St. Louis announces its annual 2012 academic scholarship and loan opportunities for St. Louis high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The financial aid will cover part of the cost of the students' educations.


Maryland high school changes policy on head coverings

JTAPublished February 12, 2012

A Maryland high school that came under fire for asking a student to prove he wore a head covering for religious reasons has changed its policy. Northwood High School in Silver Spring sent a letter home to parents late last week saying that a parent's...

A view of the counter-protesters at Clayton High School.

A student’s view of protests at Clayton High School

By Lily Siwak, Ohr Chadash, Clayton High SchoolPublished February 8, 2012

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) of Topeka, Kan. is best known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its protest activities, which include picketing funerals of American soldiers and violating the American flag. WBC has conducted over 30,000...

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