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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

JCC releases its summer reading list for 2021

JCC releases its summer reading list for 2021

July 9, 2021

Whether your summer plans involve a trip to the beach, hanging out by the pool at home or the JCC, or just lounging on the most comfortable couch in your house, chances are you will do some reading this summer. This week, the JCC's Director of Literary...

The Maccabeats will be one of several musical acts performing at the Sababa festival Oct. 14.   

Sababa festival will highlight Jewish arts, culture, food

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 4, 2018

Jewish arts, music, food and culture will take center stage during a festival debuting this month. The inaugural Sababa Jewish Arts and Culture Festival will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, at Washington University. Sababa — the word is Modern Hebrew slang...

The Jewish Community Center will hold its 2018 summer used book sale Aug. 12-16.

J seeks donations for summer used book sale

July 19, 2018

The Jewish Community Center is seeking donations of books through Aug. 1 for its summer used book sale, which takes place Aug. 12-16. Donated books may be dropped off at the J’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. The sale’s...

Lynn Wittels

Jewish Community Center (The J)

October 3, 2017

Phone: 314-432-5700 | website: jccstl.org | Lynn Wittels, PresidentAddress Staenberg: Family Complex (SFC): 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146 | Address: Marilyn Fox Building (FOX): 16801 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, Mo. 63005The Staenberg...

Ashley Stockman

She’s leading a life of service to the elderly at the J

By Patricia Corrigan, Special to the Jewish Light June 22, 2017

Growing up in Jefferson City, Ashley Stockman remembers serving as a support person for her grandmother, who had multiple sclerosis. “I walked to her house every day after school, and I spent summers with her,” Stockman said. “Jerry” Branson Baker...

The J seeks donations of books for summer Used Book Sale

June 15, 2017

The Jewish Community Center is seeking donations of books through Aug. 1 for its summer used book sale, which takes place Aug. 13-17. Donated books may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the J’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus...

Denise M. Kalos, chief operating officer of AFFIRMATIVhealth

Adult Day Center at the J plans Alzheimer’s presentation

June 8, 2017

The Jewish Community Center’s Adult Day Center will hold a community open house June 15, with a presentation  on “Alzheimer’s Disease: Foresight is 20/20,” looking at “alternative, holistic cognitive strategies and intervention.”According...

Sheri “Tina Turner” Sherman (left) with the ‘Ikettes’: Faith Berger, Janie Roodman Weiss and Galia Movitz at 2016 Lip Sync Live. Photo: Ben Tishler

J Associates presents ‘Lip Sync Live’

April 13, 2017

Start spreading the news…as the curtains open for J Associates’ second annual Lip Sync Live at The Pageant in the Delmar Loop on Saturday, April 22. Like the popular TV show, “Lip Sync Battle,” the event will feature popular music interpreted...

Jewish centers evacuate after receiving bomb threats

By Eric Berger, Staff writer January 26, 2017

After another recent round of bomb threats against Jewish institutions last week, leaders of Jewish organizations and security officials say they must continually work to improve their security.Some 30 Jewish institutions, including the St. Louis Jewish...

Carson L. McGill has been named the new youth theater coordinator at the Jewish Community Center.

The J names new youth theater coordinator, plans spring production

December 28, 2016

Carson L. McGill has been named the new youth theater coordinator at the Jewish Community Center, and his first production will be “The Lion King Jr.”“Carson is a well-rounded theater professional with experience both on stage and off. He will be...

The Jewish Community Center will hold a used book sale Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. 

The J seeks donations for upcoming used book sale

December 21, 2016

The Jewish Community Center is seeking donations of books through mid-January for its winter used book sale, which takes place Sunday, Jan. 29 through Thursday, Feb. 2. Donated books may be dropped off at the J’s Arts and Education Building, 2 Millstone...

The Jewish Community Center is recruiting St. Louis teens to take part in the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games. At left are members of the St. Louis delegation during the 2016 games.

St. Louis teens sought for 2017 JCC Maccabi Games

November 24, 2016

The St. Louis JCC Maccabi Delegation will travel to Birmingham, Ala., Sunday, July 31 to Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games and to Miami, Florida Sunday, Aug. 6 to Friday, Aug. 11 to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest....

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