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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

Amy Pakett was named Director of Literary and Jewish Arts at the Jewish Community Center. Photo: Angelo Sgouros

Jewish Book Fest’s new director, tree camp, ‘Streetcar’ on stage

Ellen Futterman, Editor April 26, 2018

Book dealSometimes when it rains it really does pour — in a good way. Last week, Amy Pakett got her share of April showers when she learned she had been named Director of Literary and Jewish Arts at the Jewish Community Center, which includes overseeing...

“They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock ’n’ Roll”

Author’s journey includes sex, drugs and chicken soup

BY ERIC BERGER, STAFF WRITER November 9, 2016

Readers beware, talent manager Shep Gordon no-holds-barred memoir is not for everyone. He opens with a story about how he stumbled upon a Hollywood, Calif. hotel in 1968, took a hit of acid and then tried to save a woman who he thought was being raped...

Author Scott Turow

Legal-thriller writer Scott Turow headlines November’s Jewish Book Festival

By Cate Marquis, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT October 26, 2016

Best-selling author Scott Turow will headline the 38th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, which opens Nov. 6 at the Jewish Community Center. Turow, the writer of several legal thrillers-turned-movies including “Presumed Innocent” and “The Burden...

Author Scott Turow

Scott Turow will kick off Jewish Book Festival

August 10, 2016

More than 30 programs and 35 authors will highlight the 38th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, which runs from Nov. 6-20. The festival’s range of author topics is vast and includes business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music,...

Dorothy Firestone

First look at Jewish Book Fest lineup; talking with Dorothy Firestone

Ellen Futterman August 3, 2016

Dorothy Firestone called last Friday morning to talk about a concern of hers. She’s worried that families don’t spend enough time around the table eating dinner together. “I know families are so busy today running in so many directions, with work,...

Jewish Book Festival welcomes singer/songwriter Michael Bolton

January 16, 2013

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival will present award-winning singer, songwriter and author Michael Bolton at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. He will discuss and sign his new autobiography, “The Soul of it All: My Life, My Music.” The presentation...

Nancy Falchuk

Awards galore and much more

By Lois Caplan January 25, 2012

HADASSSAH IS HOSTING A BIG STEM CELL RELATED EVENT on Feb. 14, this one of particular interest in advances against Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In case you had not noticed, the event falls on Valentine's Day and is called "Framing the Future Encore: A Love...

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