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

100 years of baseball on radio, a century of Jewish announcers

100 years of baseball on radio, a century of Jewish announcers

Benjamin Ivry, Foward August 18, 2021

This month marks the centennial of the first live radio broadcast of a Major League Baseball game. Which provides as good excuse as any to examine the tragicomic lore of a century of Jewish baseball announcers. Setting a precedent was Albert Stark,...

Mitchell Schwartz, left, and Ali Marpet are two of the NFLs few Jewish players. (Getty Images) 

A tale of 2 Jewish Super Bowl linemen: Buccaneers’ Ali Marpet and Chiefs’ Mitchell Schwartz

Marc Brodsky February 2, 2021

(JTA) — Here’s a football bet you probably could’ve gotten long odds on before the season started: each Super Bowl team having a Jewish offensive lineman.Both are standout players, but only one — Ali Marpet, a sixth-year pro for the Tampa Bay...

Deni Avdija dribbles downcourt during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston, Jan. 8, 2021. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)  

Washington Wizards launch Hebrew Instagram for Israeli fans of Deni Avdija

Gabe Friedman February 2, 2021

(JTA) — The Washington Wizards are all in on Deni Avdija content.The team, which made Avdija the highest-ever Israeli NBA draft pick last year, now has an Instagram account in Hebrew to cater to Israeli fans. It’s a first for an NBA team and adds...

Joc Pederson taking a swing against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 12, 2015. Photo: Hillel Kuttler

Baseball 2017: Here are the Jewish major leaguers to watch

By Ron Kaplan, JTA April 13, 2017

In baseball, they say time begins on Opening Day. Everyone has a chance for a fresh start. Most of the old familiar names are back, although some have new addresses. If you count Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, there are nine Jews who begin the year...

Maccabi Games seeking St. Louis volunteers and host families

May 11, 2016

The Jewish Community Center of St. Louis is seeking host families and volunteers for the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games in St. Louis, set for July 31 through Aug. 5. Find more information on both below: • Hosting: More than 400 local host families are needed...

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