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Mirowitz eighth grader Jacob Genin (center) stands with his Yeshivat Kadimah High School basketball teammates.

Mirowitz eighth-grader joins Yeshivat Kadimah high school basketball team

DANIEL SHANKER, FRESHMAN, YESHIVAT KADIMAH HIGH SCHOOLPublished February 20, 2022

In the name “high school basketball” exists a very helpful indicator: high school. That’s normally a useful clue, but not so with Jacob Genin, an eighth-grader at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, a Bais Abe congregant and a player on the...

Rabbi Shmuel Miller is Head of School at Epstein Hebrew Academy.

Working through challenges nourishes our lives—and our children’s

RABBI SHMUEL MILLERPublished February 9, 2022
Epstein Hebrew Academy Head of School Rabbi Shmuel Miller offers 'nuggets of wisdom that may help fuel your child and the child within you'
Photo: Bill Motchan

Photos: Torah Prep celebrates new home

Published December 1, 2021

Leaders of the St. Louis Jewish community and University City gathered Sunday, Nov. 14 to celebrate the new home of Torah Prep School of St. Louis. Prior to Torah Prep’s move and renovation, the building at 8136 Groby Road was McNair Elementary...

Yom Haatzmaut at Epstein Hebrew Academy Epstein Hebrew Academy celebrated the completion of a Hebrew learning  project on Yom Haatzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Pictured here are Dalia Oppenheimer with her mother Zakeie Oppenheimer and her brother Max Opppenheimer, and first-graders Yaffa Globower and Maya Oppenheimer.

For Epstein Hebrew Academy, Israel Independence Day was a day to celebrate Hebrew learning

Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 16, 2021

Avi Katz is a preschool student at H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy—and an author. Katz wrote a book—in Hebrew—about his dog, Leo, a Beagle mix. Yet another preschool student, Bennett Bukhshtaber, wrote a book in Hebrew about his father, Matt, talking...

Golf tournament to raise funds for Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

Golf tournament to raise funds for Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

Published September 25, 2020

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov, a local Jewish girls high school, will be hold its 19th annual John T. Glore Memorial Excellence in Education Golf Tournament on Oct. 21 at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.  Glore was a general studies principal...

University City School District’s Ronald E. McNair Administration Center on Groby Road. Photo: Eric Berger

U City eases path for move of Torah Prep girls school

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITORPublished July 23, 2020

Torah Prep School of St. Louis could soon have a new home for its girls division, but some University City residents see that as coming at the expense of the Black community.At a U City school board meeting July 9, public comments over whether to declare...

Michael and Carol Staenberg

Missouri Torah Institute virtual fundraiser will honor Michael and Carol Staenberg

Published May 24, 2020

Missouri Torah Institute’s 13th Annual Dinner will be a virtual fundraising event on Sunday, June 7, honoring St. Louis philanthropists Michael and Carol Staenberg. The interactive virtual event, entitled “See the Success. Envision the Future,”...

Mirowitz plans ‘Gala in the Cloud’ virtual fundraiser on May 14

Mirowitz plans ‘Gala in the Cloud’ virtual fundraiser on May 14

Published May 8, 2020

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School welcomes the community to raise a glass and support the school during its “Gala in the Cloud” virtual fundraising event at 8:30 p.m. on May 14. “Our ‘Gala in the Cloud’ will be unlike any other gala, but...

Yeshivat Kadimah plans 7th Annual Scholarship Gala

Yeshivat Kadimah plans 7th Annual Scholarship Gala

Published February 9, 2020

Yeshivat Kadimah High School of St. Louis will hold its 7th annual scholarship gala on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Moulin Events & Meetings in the Historic Centennial Malt House of the Schnaider Brewery, 2017 Chouteau Ave.The event will be celebrating the...

Epstein Hebrew Academy students Ezra Cohen (left) and Jack Wertman take in an art class led by Morah Baila Shulman at right. 

Jewish day schools start 2020 in new University City location

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 23, 2020

The last week of December 2019 was a time-out for most people, a final period of rest and relaxation. Not so for the staff, faculty and volunteers at H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy. A two-week marathon of packing, moving and unpacking occurred during a short...

The honorees at Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High Schools 25th anniversary dinner will include (from left) Yale and Gail Miller, Dr. Craig and Dr. Jackie Reiss.

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov to hold 25th Anniversary Dinner

Published November 15, 2019

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School, an Orthodox Jewish girls school, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a dinner on Nov. 24 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave. The school will recognize Yale and Gail Miller as guests of honor, and...

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