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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

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg meeting with Gilad Shalit in a ceremony commemorating the sixth anniversary of the ex-Israeli soldiers capture, June 25,  2012.

Gilad Shalit visits New York’s Mayor Bloomberg

JTA REPORT June 26, 2012

NEW YORK -- Gilad Shalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Shalit was captured by Hamas. During Tuesday's ceremony, which also featured City Council Speaker Christine Quinn,...

Emily Stein MacDonald

Fifth generation funeral director finds work to be rewarding

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light June 6, 2012

Emily Stein MacDonald is the fifth generation of her family to work at Berger Memorial Chapel, which has been at 4715 McPherson Avenue, in the Central West End, for the last 98 years. A 1995 graduate of American University with a B.A. in print journalism,...

SMJCS gets $2.2 million  in recent fundraising

SMJCS gets $2.2 million in recent fundraising

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 18, 2012

Just months after its creation, the new Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School finds itself celebrating both promising fundraising figures and a healthy enrollment total. “We hope to achieve our goal by the summer,” said head of school Cheryl Maayan....

Block Yeshiva partners with foundation for raffle

February 22, 2012

Block Yeshiva High School is once again selling raffle tickets as part of a nationwide drawing through the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation. The deadline is March 18 to buy tickets.  For purchase of a $100 ticket, participants are eligible for the $100,000...

Mollie Darmon, left, and Allie Lichterman, seniors at the
Frankel Jewish Academy in suburban Detroit, using their iPads in
class.

Jewish day schools putting Apple iPads to the test

By Jason Miller, JTA January 20, 2012

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.—Toward the end of his life, Apple's visionary leader, Steve Jobs, was visited by another computer innovator, Microsoft's Bill Gates. The conversation turned to the future of education. As related in Walter Isaacson's recent biography...

Central Reform artists, artisans showcased at ‘Art Shuk’

December 7, 2011

Twenty nine members of Central Reform Congregation (CRC) will be selling their artwork at the congregation's first "Art Shuk: A Marketplace for Artisans." The event will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at CRC, 5020...

Steve Jobs shows off the white iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide
Developers Conference. Photo: Matt Yohe via CC

The Jewish Zen of Steve Jobs

By Jason Miller, WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. October 12, 2011

Social networking sites began buzzing immediately after word spread of the death of Apple Inc. visionary Steve Jobs Wednesday evening. Rabbis took time out of their busy preparations for Yom Kippur to halt their sermon writing and post personal reflections...

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