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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

Alia Chappell wears a cap and gown delivered by Crossroads to all seniors. 

Homeschooling mom feels right at home

By Ellie S. Grossman, Special to the Jewish Light May 7, 2020

Teaching from home is old school for Kalanit Chappell, who points out there are major differences between actual homeschooling and distance learning, which is what most students are doing now.A single mom who lives in University City and member of Bais...

From left, Leora, Yehuda and Tzofia Dean family take part in a Passover play they wrote, directed and edited while learning at home. 

When Mother Earth meets schoolteacher, memories bloom

By Ellie S. Grossman, Special to the Jewish Light May 7, 2020

Shelley Hoffman Dean, mom of four kids ages nine through 13, is used to juggling a lot of things. Family, career, music, dance, art, and inspiring children to love Judaism is all in a day’s work. But teaching school to her own children during a pandemic...

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