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

Levi Dyson, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, won the 2018  Speak for Others Award, given each year by the Marquette Speech and Debate Team to a worthy competitor. 

Lending voice to ‘speak for others’; painting tragedy with love

Ellen Futterman, Editor February 28, 2018

Nothing debatable hereAdd Levi Dyson to the growing list of high school students who continue to dazzle and change the world with their skills, grit and heart.A senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Dyson was recently awarded the 2018 Speak for...

Weekend in nation’s capital fuels teens’ drive for social justice

By Anya Tullman, Sophomore, Ladue High School March 8, 2017

What do you get when you mix 500 Jewish teenagers from around the country, 15 controversial social issues and the capital of our nation? The result is the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar hosted by the Religious Action Center (RAC). As a member of this...

Washington U. Hillel selected for new ‘Excellence Accelerator’ program

March 8, 2017

Hillel at Washington University is among 10 campuses nationwide selected to participate in Hillel International's "Excellence Accelerator" program. This is the pilot year of the program, which will provide increased resources designed to support campus...

American students attending class at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in February, 2011. Photo: Menahem Kahana/ AFP/ Getty Images

What Jewish students can, and should, learn from Israel’s critics

By Stefan Krieger and Charles Manekin September 21, 2016

As university professors, as committed Jews and as friends, we were puzzled by Arnold Eisen’s recent op-ed for JTA, “Jewish pride on campus is under siege. Here’s what your kids can do to fight back.”It is not because we disagree with his positions...

Rabbi Avraham Lapine is the director of Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri. 

Unified vision key to repairing Mizzou’s fractured community

BY RABBI AVRAHAM LAPINE July 13, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Our campus community is undergoing a much-needed period of healing. Racial protests, discriminatory bias and a toxic atmosphere of disunity have torn apart the fraternity of our school, threatening the core values upon which the University...

Lisa Cohen, Linda Horwitz and Julie Pepper peform a number by ABBA during Lip Sync Live, a fundraiser for J Associates.  Photo: Ben Tishler  

Building Jewish life at UMSL; Lip Sync Live in the Loop

By Ellen Futterman, Editor March 9, 2016

In order to increase Jewish presence and, over time, grow admission among Jewish students, Chabad on Campus has funded a new part-time staff position to ramp up Jewish activities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.Esther “Esty” Munk was hired...

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