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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

Early diagnosis of skin cancer can save lives. Photo by Shutterstock

Israeli scientist develops instant non-invasive cancer detection tech

Jon Schiller, Israel21cPublished April 23, 2021

(Israel21c) An innovative optical technology that can instantly and non-invasively detect and distinguish between different types of skin cancer has been developed by an Israeli scientist at Tel Aviv University. The new method created by Professor...

Noah Adin Arnold

Noah Adin Arnold

Published April 23, 2021

Noah Adin Arnold, March 4, 2006- April 7, 2021 Noah Arnold lived a short life, having recently celebrated his 15th birthday. But like a shooting star that is quick and intense, it never leaves your memory. That was Noah. He was a freshman at...

St. Louis podcaster welcomes Jewish guitarist of Jefferson Airplane to podcast

Eric Berger, Associate EditorPublished April 21, 2021

On the latest episode of his podcast, Robert Koritz, the drummer of the Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra, welcomes a fellow Jewish musician: Jorma Kaukonen, legendary guitarist and member of Jefferson Airplane, the innovative rock band formed...

Clockwise from top left: Karla Scott, Dorothy Hummel, Sheila Davis, Ida Casey and Alyssa Banford.

JCRC, YWCA partner for 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

Published April 20, 2021

YWCA Metro St. Louis, YWCA Alton and the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis are sponsoring The Challenge, which aims to encourage better understanding of the issues surrounding race, power, privilege and leadership, and to do so in a way...



Published November 19, 2020

NCJW-STL Volunteers Jen Multari (left) and co-chair Stacy Abeles and St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams help two boys pick out school supplies during the 10th Annual Back to School Store in 2010 at Central Reform Congregation. Photo:...

The individuals being honored as 2020 Unsung Heroes are (clockwise from top left) Mark Dana, Steve Rosenblum, Aleeza Granote, Alan Spector, Sheryl Kalman and Allen and Ronnie Brockman. 

Jewish Light announces 2020 Unsung Heroes

JEWISH LIGHT STAFFPublished October 7, 2020

Seven individuals and one very large group will be recognized as the 2020 Jewish Light Unsung Heroes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. This year’s 11th annual event will be streamed live on the Light’s Facebook page and on its website at stljewishlight.com...

Light wins two Jewish journalism awards

Light wins two Jewish journalism awards

STAFF REPORTPublished July 7, 2020

The St. Louis Jewish Light won two Simon Rockower Awards, the annual prizes for excellence in Jewish journalism given by the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) for work published in 2019.AJPA honors excellence in Jewish journalism and represents...

Scott Berzon

Teamwork: An update from the Light’s executive director

By Scott Berzon, Executive DirectorPublished July 11, 2019

Last weekend, we watched as the Women’s USA World Cup team did what they do best: win. At times along their path to the championship, the team made it look effortless, but each and every victory was due to dedicated teamwork on and off the field. As...

Scott Berzon

Jewish Light executive director gives end-of-year message to readers

By Scott Berzon, Executive DirectorPublished December 21, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, I want to thank our readers, advertisers and donors for a year unlike any other in our history. That may sound like a very bold claim, but the culmination of many factors made it so. I’d like to begin however, with an end-of-year...


Jewish Light moves to free subscription model

By Scott Berzon, Jewish Light Executive DirectorPublished August 2, 2018

Starting today, the St. Louis Jewish Light is now available to readers free of charge, including those people who want home or office delivery. The major reason for making the change to free distribution from a subscription model is to get the paper...

Jewish Light Unsung Heroes

Jewish Light announces 2018 Unsung Heroes

STAFF REPORTPublished March 14, 2018

Ten individuals will be recognized as the 2018 Jewish Light Unsung Heroes at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Jewish Community Center Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. The annual event, which began in 2010, shines a light on individuals...

Jane Rubin, Steve Gallant, Judi Scissors

Jewish Light Annual Meeting

Published April 27, 2017

On April 20, the Jewish Light’s Board of Trustees, Publisher’s Society and other friends of the Light gathered for the unveiling of its new redesign and new board installation. At the event, now-Immediate Past President Jane Tzinberg Rubin handed...

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