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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

Judy and Alan Gross are pictured in a family photo.

Alan Gross’ family appeals to pope to press for his release

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 7, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Alan Gross' family is appealing to Pope Benedict XVI to plea for Alan Gross' release when he visits Cuba. "We believe this is a special opportunity," Peter Kahn, Gross' American lawyer told JTA this week. "Given the significance of the Pope’s...

JFNA calls for Pope to seek release of Alan Gross

JTA March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Federations of North America is urging Pope Benedict XVI to seek the release of Alan Gross during the pope’s upcoming visit to Cuba.  The group is circulating a nationwide online petition calling for the pope to seek Gross'...

Twenty-five volunteers  from Congregation Shaare Emeth pull  weeds at the crumbling Ashkenazi Jewish Cemetery.

Exploring Jewish Cuba

BY JUDY KAPLAN, Special to the Light May 11, 2011

Once glimmering like a glamorous Hollywood star, Havana today is wrinkled and worn, long past what a face lift could repair.Formerly a luminary in the Caribbean, the bright light of Cuba's capital city has gone out. What's left is the veiled vision of...

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