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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

Ice Cream

Here’s the scoop on the surprising Jewish history of an iconic American ice cream brand

By Joanna O’Leary, The Nosher via JTA February 27, 2020

Jewish entrepreneurs started some of the  biggest names in frozen treat industry Chunky Monkey. Rum Tres Leches. Banana Nut Fudge. Who gave the world the gift of these delectable ice cream flavor inventions? While Italian immigrants are...

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

The comfort of Jewish food

By Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh June 14, 2012

He lives in a far away facility where there are no other Jewish residents. There are not many activities and the food is less than appetizing. I have sat with him at lunchtime and wondered what dietician approved the gravy-ladened slice of pork on a plate...

Congregation B’nai El event highlights local jazz performers and local eateries

April 18, 2012

Join B’nai El Congregation at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in “Serving Up Jazz and Local Flavors” as it welcomes the Eddie Randall Jr. Trio with featured vocalist Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum, singing Sinatra and other classics. Also featured at the event...

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