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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

Trader Joe’s is not your synagogue. But what if?

Trader Joe’s is not your synagogue. But what if?

Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA June 22, 2021

You know that thing when you pick up the leash and the dog runs to the front door, ready for his walk? That’s me when my wife asks if I want to go to Trader Joe’s. I’m not alone in this. The grocery chain has a big, almost cultish following....

Sue Fischlowitz is a former chair of the board of St. Louis Hillel at Washington University and of Hillel at Brandeis University, and previously served as interim executive director at St. Louis Hillel. She is a former Jewish communal professional and lives in Clayton.

Campus discourse: Lack of progress is disturbing

By Sue Fischlowitz May 11, 2017

Regarding the Point/Counterpoint columns in the St. Louis Jewish Light of May 3 (“WashU Hillel explains decision on Breaking the Silence exhibit” and “Voices of dissent should be welcome in ‘big tent’):Once again, Jewish life on campuses in...

Ben Schenberg performs at Rock, Chalk, Shabbat at University of Kansas. Photo courtesy of Ben Schenberg.

Jewish life influences students’ college decisions

By Greg svirnovskiy, Junior, Marquette High School January 11, 2017

For high schoolers all over the country, senior year has become synonymous with one thing: the college selection process.  This month, thousands of seniors will learn the results of their early decisions and early action applications just as millions...

Jewish leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gases

JTA February 6, 2012

Fifty Jewish leaders signed a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in advance of Tu b'Shvat. The communal leaders and rabbis from the Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform and Renewal movements on Monday signed The Coalition on the Environment...

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