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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, which will be held online this year. Photo: Sasha Erwitt

Filmmaker will be keynote speaker for 2020 Jewish Book Festival

By Ellen Futterman, Editor July 24, 2020

Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld will be the keynote speaker for opening night of the 42nd annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival on Sunday, Nov. 1. He will speak about his new book, “Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker,” which...

Wendy Kout is the playwright of ‘We Are the Levinsons,’ coming to the New Jewish Theatre March 19-April 5.

‘Levinsons’ writer embraces Jewish ‘legacy of laughter’

By Judith Newmark, Special to the Jewish Light March 12, 2020

Editor's update (March 16): The New Jewish Theatre has postponed "We Are The Levinsons" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be rescheduled for later this summer. When Wendy Kout, author of “We Are the Levinsons,” a touching comedy opening March...

St. Louis Jewish Film Festival

St. Louis Jewish Film Festival

April 6, 2018

2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146314-442-3169email: [email protected]: stljewishfilmfestival.orgZelda Sparks, Festival DirectorThe J’s St. Louis Jewish Film Festival showcases national and international cinema that explores universal...

Shir Ami members (from left) Jan Fishman, Judy Medoff, Elaine Unell, Amy Gage, Carol Kaplan-Lyss and Michael Lyss. 

Shir Ami

April 6, 2018

c/o Carol Kaplan-Lyss12 High Acres Drive, St. Louis, Mo.  63132314-997-2887email: [email protected] Ami (Song of My People) is a spirited, freelance troupe of six with a joy of performing Jewish music. For decades, Shir Ami has been committed to...

2017 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

April 6, 2018

JCC Staenberg Family Complex: 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146314-442-3152 (festival hotline: 314-442-3299)email: [email protected]: stljewishbookfestival.orgAmy Pakett Bornstein, Director of Literary and Jewish ArtNow in its...

Andrew Michael Neiman (left) as Mitch and James Anthony as Morrie in the NJT season opener, “Tuesdays with Morrie.’Photos: Eric Woolsey

New Jewish Theatre

April 6, 2018

Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio Theatre: 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146314-442-3257 (voice & fax)email: [email protected]: newjewishtheatre.org or jccstl.orgEdward Coffield, Artistic DirectorProviding award-winning professional...

Meshorerim

April 6, 2018

3962 Flad Ave.St. Louis, Mo. 63110314-772-2171e-mail: [email protected] is a Jewish men’s a capella singing group founded in 2008 by Fred Blumenthal. The group has performed at Kol Rinah, Congregation B’nai Amoona, Missouri Botanical...

Klezundheit!

April 6, 2018

email: [email protected] (or text): 314-882-2788Contact: Lauren BuchsbaumKlezundheit! is the only klezmer big band in Missouri. Founded by bandleader Bob Herman in 1998, the band has been featured performers on Classic 99’s From the Garden...

Michael Lyss of Ha-Shemesh

Ha-Shemesh

April 6, 2018

c/o Michael Lyss, #12 High Acres Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63132314-452-7477 email: [email protected] (The Sun) has performed for families and organizations throughout St. Louis as well as in Kansas City and Illinois since the mid-1970s. Our...

Sara Sitzer performs during the Gesher Music Festival in 2013.

Gesher Music Festival

April 6, 2018

2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146314-442-3283website: geshermusicfestival.org Zelda Sparks, ProducerThe Gesher Music Festival, a program of the J, is a 10-day chamber music festival in August, which makes connections between classical chamber...

St. Louis Israeli Folk Dancing

April 6, 2018

email: [email protected]: Israeli Folk Dancing – St. Louis MO USAJoin us for Israeli folk dancing on Mondays from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School gymnasium, 348 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur. (Enter through...

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