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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Noah Levine of The
Legacy Project talks
with board members
of Temple B’nai Sho 
lom in Quincy 
Ill   Board president
Michael Bukstein is
pictured in the back 
ground  seated on
the bimah   The B’nai
Sholom  building was
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FILE PHOTO: CARLA
GORDON

Torah from now closed Quincy, IL synagogues finds new home in Jakarta shul

April 29, 2022

An update on a story the Jewish Light covered closely on the closing of B’nai Sholom synagogue in Quincy, Ill. The first time we wrote about it was in 2017, after the congregation had spent two years working with the Jewish Community Legacy Project...

AEPi house at Northwestern under investigation

AEPi house at Northwestern under investigation

Louis Keene, Forward September 28, 2021

Alpha Epsilon Pi at Northwestern University is under investigation after several people said they were drugged at the fraternity house without their consent. An email from the university sent to students and faculty Friday said it had received multiple...

Members of United Hebrew in Benton, Ill. come together for High Holiday services on Sunday night. Photo: David Baugher

For S. Illinois congregation, High Holidays offer chance to reconnect

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 5, 2016

BENTON, Ill. — The chirping of crickets filters through the cool night air drifting in the open doors of a low-slung unmarked building on West Park Street in Benton, a small Illinois town of 7,000 along Interstate 57, about 100 miles southeast of St....

Schneider beats Sheyman in Illinois Democratic primary

JTA March 21, 2012

NEW YORK -- Businessman Brad Schneider has emerged as the victor in a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary in Illinois. Schneider took 47 percent of the vote to 39 percent for activist Ilya Sheyman in the congressional district in Chicago’s...

Romney wins Illinois

JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney handily won the Illinois primary, consolidating his status as frontrunner in the race for the GOP presidential contest. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, won 47 percent of the vote with 98 percent of votes counted in...

Ill. congressional candidate denies Holocaust

JTA March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A candidate from Illinois for the U.S. House of Representatives and former member of the Nationalist Socialist Party is arguing that the Holocaust never happened.  In an interview Wednesday with a local news site, the Oak Lawn Patch,...

Sen. Mark Kirk

Sen. Mark Kirk recovering from stroke

JTA January 23, 2012

WASHINGTON—Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), a leader on pro-Israel and Iran sanctions issues, suffered a stroke. A statement from Kirk's office said he checked himself into a hospital on Saturday, and that doctors discovered he had suffered a stroke. "Early...

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