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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Sea Bass With Roasted Peppers and Herb Cream Filling. Photo courtesy The Edge Partners PR

5 gorgeous Rosh Hashanah recipes from Israel’s top chefs

By Jessica Halfin, My Jewish Learning via JTA September 26, 2019

Rosh Hashanah menus, while traditional and delicious, can also get a little stale year after year. With Israeli food trending across the globe, now is a perfect time to add some authentic Israeli flavors to your holiday.We have gathered five exclusive...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Hail to the hummus to celebrate Israel’s 71st anniversary

By Cathleen Kronemer May 9, 2019

Independence Day commemorates the establishment of Israel as an independent Jewish state. This inspirational declaration was announced on May 14, 1948 by the Jewish leadership, led by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Israelis take great pride...

Chef Ben Poremba at Olio and Elaia, his restaurants at 1634 Tower Grove Avenue. File photo: Yana Hotter

A salute to the diversity of Israeli cuisine

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light July 6, 2016

Israeli food is the new darling of the culinary world.  Israeli-born chefs Yotam Ottolenghi, Alon Shaya and Michael Solomonov have become gastronomic superstars through their award-winning restaurants and cookbooks. The James Beard Foundation named Shaya’s...

Chef and owner Elie Harir emerges from his walk-in refrigerator with fresh vegetables.

Israeli chef serves up diverse tastes of the Mediterranean

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 20, 2010

Where some might have seen only a gap in the St. Louis culinary landscape Igal Alon and Elie Harir saw an opportunity. "St. Louis has a lot of different flavors and the restaurant business has really developed in the last couple of years," Alon said,...

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