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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

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St. Louis financial planner works to ‘Change the World’ with Jewish music

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT March 18, 2021

Music is an integral part of Judaism and dates back to the first temple in Jerusalem, when Levites sang and played the harp, lyre and shofar during religious services. Centuries later, communal singing remains a constant in Jewish worship and celebrations,...

Kranzberg Family

Kranzberg Family Foundation awards $71,000 to Jewish youth, young adult programs

January 21, 2021

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $71,000 in grants to 16 Jewish programs for children, teens and young adults in St. Louis.The Foundation received requests totaling more than $187,000...

 

Jewish Rock Radio plays on

by Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light May 7, 2020

Every Friday evening, thousands of Jewish families around the world follow a familiar routine. From St. Louis to Nashville to Tel Aviv to Sydney, their pre-Shabbat activities include setting out candles, preparing dinner and tuning in to Jewish Rock Radio.The...

Greta Rosenstock (shown singing at right) performs during the ‘Jewish Rock Radio Live Across America - St Louis Sings” event at Congregation Shaare Emeth last week. Rosenstock is one of 12 finalists in the second annual Jewish Star Talent Search. Photo: Bill Motchan

St. Louis native among finalists in Jewish Star competition

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Jewish Light November 14, 2019

Greta Rosenstock has a warm personality, a 1,000-watt smile and a golden voice. She also celebrates Judaism through music and song. Those qualities helped move the 23-year-old former St. Louisan into contention as a finalist in the 2019 Jewish Star Talent...

Rick Recht performs at the 2017 Yom Haatzmaut (Israels Independence Day) celebration at the J on May 1.

TI welcomes Rick Recht for Shabbat Alive! service

August 10, 2018

St. Louis-based Jewish rock musician Rick Recht will perform spiritual Jewish music with Congregation Temple Israel’s rabbis and regular Shabbat musicians at Shabbat services on Friday, Aug. 17. The Shabbat Alive! service is free and open to the public....

Jewish rock musician Rick Recht is the founder of Jewish Rock Radio and co-founder of Songleader Boot Camp. Photo courtesy of Rick Recht.

Jewish rocker Rick Recht sings and shares his passions

By Megan Rubenstein, Junior, Parkway North High School January 11, 2017

Rick Recht is a household name in the St. Louis Jewish community. The Jewish rock musician, a St. Louis native, has had an impact on Jewish teens and the Jewish community for many years. Recht is founder of Jewish Rock Radio, co-founder of Songleader...

Matthew Kalina and Rachel Weiss. 

What a doll

Ellen Futterman, Editor April 13, 2016

What a dollRachel Weiss admits she had hoped the Hanukkah gift she received from Matthew Kalina would come in a small box, one that was ring size. “I knew he was going to propose — we had talked about it — so I knew it was coming. But I didn’t...

Tal Recht sings on stage with Rick Recht.

Recht’s Jewish Rock Radio hits new milestone

By Dan Durchholz, Special to the Jewish Light December 28, 2011

In the last few months, Jewish Rock Radio, the St. Louis-based Internet radio station, achieved several notable milestones. For one thing, the station celebrated its first anniversary. Jewish Rock Radio, which can be accessed at http://jewishrockradio.com,...

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