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

Childrens books for Sukkot from PJ Library

Children’s books for Sukkot from PJ Library

JEN BAER, Special to the Jewish Light September 24, 2021

Sukkot 2021 sure does feel a bit more like Sukkot 2020 than I thought it would a few months ago. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, still physically distancing, still not seeing each other’s lips. Luckily, a sukkah is mainly an open, outdoor...

Ask the Fourth Graders: A common conundrum at the start of the school year

Ask the Fourth Graders: A common conundrum at the start of the school year

September 15, 2021

Question: We got our class assignments for school and a bunch of my friends are together in one class and I don’t know many people in my class. I’m disappointed. Do you have any suggestions for me? It can be hard when you don’t get into the...

Fun but flawed Cinderella brings modern twists to classic fairytale

Fun but flawed ‘Cinderella’ brings modern twists to classic fairytale

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2021

Editors Note: This review originally appeared in the Jewish Light’s Family Newsletter. To sign up for more family-related stories please go to https://more.stljewishlight.org/newsletters Watching the latest iteration of “Cinderella” now...

Apple picking and sukkot building ideas for the whole family to enjoy

Apple picking and sukkot building ideas for the whole family to enjoy

ELYSE PICKER, Special to the Jewish Light September 15, 2021

It’s old news by now, but wow, the High Holidays are early this year. With erev Rosh Hashanah colliding with Labor Day and Simchat Torah wrapping up before the month of September ends, I feel like I’ve been flung into fall even though most days...

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Upcoming events for Jewish families in St. Louis

September 1, 2021

Golf at the Galleries When/Where: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 12-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 6 at the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd. Virtual/In-person? In-person RSVP required?...

The Messier Side of Parenting: Travel adventures

The Messier Side of Parenting: Travel adventures

August 18, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” introduces readers to Taryn Goldstein, 43, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from...

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Upcoming events for Jewish families in St. Louis

August 18, 2021

Golf at the Galleries When/Where: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 12-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 6 at the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd. Virtual/In-person? In-person RSVP required:...

New children’s books for the Jewish New Year

New children’s books for the Jewish New Year

PENNY SCHWARTZ, JTA August 18, 2021

BOSTON — Challah-eating Australian kangaroos, an adventurous cartoon retelling of the biblical story of Jonah and the welcome second-in-a-series chapter book about a young girl with a magical sense of smell are among the highlights of this year’s...

Getting kids—and parents—ready to start kindergarten

Getting kids—and parents—ready to start kindergarten

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief August 4, 2021

As a grandmother of a “rising” kindergartener who begins school in late August, I was more than interested when I heard about Jessica Schneider’s book, “Am I Ready Now?” In clever rhymes, it tells the story of 5-year-old Louie, who is super...

Congregation Bnai Amoona. Photo: Bill Motchan

Calendar of upcoming family events

August 4, 2021

Golf at the Galleries When/Where: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 12-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 6 at the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd. Virtual/In-person? In-person RSVP required:...

Students at KoREH (Kol Rinah Education Hub) last month. Photo: Bill Motchan

Religious schools find innovative ways to engage students in Jewish learning

ELYSE PICKER, Special to the Jewish Light July 21, 2021

Religious school. If you attended as a child, your memories may be along the lines of mine: something you had to do that took up extra time after school and on the weekends and was often quite dull. However, after surveying the directors of eight...

The Messier Side of Parenting | Pet Parenting

The Messier Side of Parenting | Pet Parenting

July 21, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” introduces readers to Taryn Goldstein, 43, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from...

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