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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Reimagining the sukkah

Reimagining the sukkah

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 24, 2011

Mark your calendars to visit Washington University between October 18 and 22 when a city of sukkahs take over the campus. You can even vote for your favorite. Better yet, you might want to build one yourself and take part in "Sukkah City STL," a St. Louis-based...

Jewish campus life 2011

Bais Abe welcomes WashU students

August 24, 2011

Bais Abraham Congregation, Washington University's Neighborhood Synagogue, welcomes the Class of 2015 and their families to join the congregation this Shabbat, Aug. 27, for Shabbat Morning Services, which begin at 9 a.m., followed by a complimentary Lunch...

Jewish campus life 2011

Chabad on Campus plans back-to-school event appearances

August 24, 2011

Chabad on Campus staff will participate in numerous involvement fairs, including: • UMSL Student EXPO, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the UMSL Quad • Washington University's Freshman Move-In Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at...

President of St. Louis Hillel

St. Louis Hillel gets ready to welcome students back to school in 2011

August 24, 2011

While students are traveling back to campus from across the country, the staff at St. Louis Hillel has been finalizing programming and events for the Fall. Washington University's orientation week begins on Aug. 25 with move-in day. Over 1,000 freshmen...

Jessica Oynick

Student spotlight: Jessica Oynick

August 24, 2011

Entering her junior year at Washington University, Jessica Oynick, 20, embodies ambition. A Sarasota, Fla. native, Oynick not only juggles a major in anthropology and a minor in public health but also serves as the vice president of her sorority Pi Beta...

Adina Allen

Student spotlight: Adina Allen

August 24, 2011

Though dorm-life can sometimes feel confining, Adina Allen, 19, has found a cure. A rising sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis, Allen reaches out to the greater St. Louis community to escape campus isolation. "I teach Hebrew school at B'nai...

 Bradley Baskir

Student spotlight: Bradley Baskir

August 24, 2011

Moving from South Africa to Boston to Washington University's campus, Bradley Baskir, 19, has learned to find his niche in each community. Baskir has used his Jewish faith and his love for sports to find his calling in the college-world. "I have my own...

Jewish Student Union works with other campus Jewish
organizations to offer diverse programming and events. Shown is
Matisyahu (right), whom JSU brought to campus in 2009, for an
acoustic set in Graham Chapel.Jewish Light file photo by Sam Guzik

Jewish Student Union at Wash U.

August 24, 2011

Just as every member of the student body at Washington University is a member of Student Union, every person on campus who identifies as a Jew is technically part of an umbrella organization for Jewish students called the Jewish Student Union (JSU).The...

St. Louis has two eruvim - the one pictured above, which encompasses part of the Washington University campus, and another in Chesterfield. Call 314-863-1811 after 12:30 p.m. on Fridays to check on the status of the eruv, or visit www.stleruv.com. Map image last updated in 2020.

St. Louis Jewish resources for students

August 24, 2011

Key listings Jewish Community Center (JCC) Where: Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, near Creve Coeur and Marilyn Fox Building, 16801 Baxter Road, Chesterfield The 411: Both campuses offer state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic centers...

Rabbi Hershey Novack

How to raise children Jewishly while they are away at college

BY RABBI HERSHEY NOVACK August 24, 2011

American Jews are famous for the emphasis they place on academic success. Jewish professors populate America's universities, just as Jewish doctors, lawyers, and politicians help fill the nation's hospitals, law firms and Capitol. At the core of this...

 

Kosher and ‘Jewish-style’ food

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 24, 2011

Looking for kosher food? Some 30,000 different food products in groceries today are reported to be certified kosher. Of course, plenty of people enjoy kosher foods and many have a taste for Jewish cuisine, regardless of their religion. Just because you're...

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