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

Emily Stein MacDonald

Fifth generation funeral director finds work to be rewarding

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light June 6, 2012

Emily Stein MacDonald is the fifth generation of her family to work at Berger Memorial Chapel, which has been at 4715 McPherson Avenue, in the Central West End, for the last 98 years. A 1995 graduate of American University with a B.A. in print journalism,...

Ivan Ceresnjes of the Center for Jewish Art in Jerusalem at a Jewish tombstone that can been seen in the Roma village built on top of part of the Jewish cemetery in Nis.

Neglect, new construction squeezing historic Serbian Jewish cemetery

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA April 20, 2012

NIS, Serbia—In some alternate universe, it might be a Jewish dream: a Jewish cemetery with a restaurant and discount department store on its doorstep. But in this old Serbian town about 125 miles south of the capital of Belgrade, it’s more like a...

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