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

Hasidim, government officials and police officers stand in front of the K'hal Adas Greenville synagogue next door to JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, N.J., the site of a deadly shooting, Dec. 11, 2019. (Laura E. Adkins/JTA)

Victims of Jersey City shooting remembered as generous, helpful and courageous

Ben Sales & Laura E. Adkins December 11, 2019

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — One opened a grocery store that became a hub for a growing community.Another was a young student who stood out for his charitable work.Another was an exemplary cop who tried to make the streets safer.Another was a worker who...

Jersey City shooting: Officials still unsure of motive

Ben SalesLaura E. Adkins December 11, 2019

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — Officials say they can not yet name a definitive motive for the shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey.“We know there is significant speculation about the shooters’ motive,” New Jersey Attorney General...

A Hasidic man stands in front of JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, N.J., the site of a shooting that left three dead along with the two shooters, Dec. 11, 2019. Police are still investigating whether it was a hate crime. (Laura E. Adkins/JTA News)

Orthodox Jews tried to build a home in Jersey City. Then a shooting terrorized their community.

Ben Sales & Laura E. Adkins, JTA December 11, 2019

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Every Friday afternoon, Leah Mindel Ferencz would cook hot kugel and cholent and serve them in the small grocery store she and her husband, Moshe, opened here about four years ago.The couple had moved from Brooklyn, and the store...

Det. Joseph Seals was slain by gunmen who went on to attack a Jersey City kosher market on Dec. 10, 2019. (Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association)

Police warn of fake GoFundMe pages for officer killed in Jersey City shooting

Ron Kampeas December 11, 2019

(JTA) — Police are warning that several online fundraisers for the family of a detective slain prior to the shootout at a kosher market in Jersey City are fake.“We found out last night that a reprehensible group of people are online trying to profiteer...

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