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

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Camp Sabra

January 20, 2022

Phone: 314-442-3151 Website: campsabra.com Camp Sabra is the perfect place for a joyous, Jewish summer camp. Our campers spend their days wakeboarding, ziplining, tubing and more. Now more than ever, our children need a place where they can connect...

J Day Camps

J Day Camps

January 20, 2022

Phone: 314-442-3432 Website: jccstl.com/daycamps Make new friends and learn new skills! J Day Camps gives campers options on their activities – sports, arts, gymnastics and more. Plus, ON-SITE SWIMMING! 78% of 2021 campers improved swim skills....

Lynnie’s Light for Life to honor legacy of Lynnie Isaacs Palan

Lynnie’s Light for Life to honor legacy of Lynnie Isaacs Palan

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief August 16, 2021

The Jewish Community Center and the family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), invite the community to honor the legacy of an inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life 2021 takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1  at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex...

Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the J sponsored the Sababa Jewish Arts and Culture Festival on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Washington University. Photo: Zach Dalin Photography

Sababa festival postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19

ERIC BERGER, Associate Editor August 11, 2021

Organizers of Sababa, the Jewish Arts & Culture Festival, have postponed the event until October 2022 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second postponement for the festival, which features artists, music and food and was first...

Sheldon Low and Hadar Orshalimy

Sababa Jewish Arts & Culture Festival returns in October

August 8, 2021

Editor's note: Organizers have postponed the Sababa Jewish Arts & Culture Festival until 2022. The Jewish Community Center has announced that Sababa, St. Louis’ Jewish Arts & Culture Festival, will be held outdoors on Oct. 10 on the...

Photo: Sharon Mccutcheon, Pexels

Q&A with Jewish Book Festival director Hilary Gan

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief July 23, 2021

Hilary Gan, Director of Literary Arts at the Jewish Community Center In one or two sentences, can you explain your job?  I oversee the annual Jewish Book Festival and the Used Book Sale, with the full force of some amazing committees...

The 2019 St. Louis Senior Olympics will take place May 23-28. File photo

The J plans St. Louis Senior Olympics for Labor Day weekend

STAFF REPORT July 6, 2021

After missing a year due to the pandemic, St. Louis Senior Olympics will return this year — over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 to 6 —the Jewish Community Center has announced. The 2021 event marks the 41st year of the St. Louis Senior Olympics,...

Love it was Not

Jewish Film Festival: Documentary tells strange tale of survival in Auschwitz

CATE MARQUIS, Special to the Jewish Light June 4, 2021

“Love It Was Not” is a Shoah survivor’s story about a young woman who was at Auschwitz, but it is also a strange tale about obsession, love and survival. The documentary opens with an old photo. We see a picture of a healthy, pretty, young woman...

Staff of the Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Camp Sabra seeking summer staffers

June 2, 2021

Camp Sabra is currently looking for summer staff who want to forge friendships, create lasting memories and build skills for the future. Camp Sabra is hiring counselors, specialists, unit heads, lifeguards, ropes staff and ski staff.  Each summer,...

This years Jewish Film Fest has a new leader at the helm

This year’s Jewish Film Fest has a new leader at the helm

CATE MARQUIS, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 31, 2021

This is the Jewish Film Festival’s 26th year, but its first without Zelda Sparks, who retired as director of cultural arts at the Jewish Community Center. Sparks helped start the festival and steered it for 25 years, and this year’s festival is...

Summer camp

Still hunting for a summer day camp for your kids? Here are some options to consider.

By Elyse Picker, Special to the Jewish Light April 14, 2021

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching; with that, a longing and readiness to return to some degree of “regular” life. For many parents, that means making plans for summer camp and fortunately, St. Louis offers a multitude of options for just...

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