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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

Dr. David H. Gutmann

Newsmakers: June 2020

Elise Krug, Editorial & Development AssociatePublished June 4, 2020

Dr. David H. Gutmann has received the Advocate of Hope Award from the national Neurofibromatosis Network. He is the vice chairman for research affairs in the neurology department at Washington University School of Medicine. Gutmann founded and directs...

Jeff Weis

Newsmakers: May 2020

By Elise Krug, Editorial & Development AssociatePublished May 7, 2020

The Men’s Clubs of Congregation B’nai Amoona and Kol Rinah will honor their respective Man of the Year and Youth of the Year at a luncheon on a date to be determined. All honorees have demonstrated a commitment to a primary objective of the Men’s...

Top row, from left: Alice Ludmer, Barry Lasky, Bud Rosenbaum, Charles Elbert, Eitan Kantor, and Erin Slutzky. Second row, from left: Kara Moskowitz, Kara Newmark, Lori Lander, Mark Sophir, Mark Temkin and Martha Sneider. Third row, from left: Joan Szymanski, Richard Tishler, Rabbi Ryan Dulkin, Sara Winkelman and Steve Becker. 

Newsmakers: December 2019

Compiled by Elise Krug, Editorial & Development AssociatePublished December 5, 2019

Bud Rosenbaum has been named chairman of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. He has been a volunteer  there for 10 years ago served as a docent and chair of its Development Committee, among other assignments. Rosenbaum is a member of Temple Israel.Area...

Top row, from left: Allie Wielansky, Rabbi Susan Talve, Yoram Hanin, Ron Zetcher and Lisa Deutsch.  SECOND ROW: Gail Wechsler, Helene J. Sherman, Dr. Jill Mirowitz Mogil, Claudia Hearst and Kyla Gersten. THIRD ROW: Andrew Glantz, David Dresner, Jeff Vines, Randy Vines and Ari Moore.   

Jews in the News: November

Compiled by Elise Krug, Editorial & Development AssociatePublished November 7, 2019

Allie Wielansky has joined the staff of The Missouri Valley Conference as the director of media & administration. In addition to serving as the primary communications liaison for cross country and track & field, she provides operations assistance...

Jessica Goldberg

Jews in the News: September 2019

Compiled by Elise Krug, Editorial & Development AssociatePublished September 6, 2019

Jessica Goldberg received the 2019 Jewish War Veterans – Charles Sandroff Scholarship. The scholarship is given each year by the Jewish War Veterans Post 644 to an outstanding high school graduate entering college. Jessica is the daughter of Nancy and...

Top row, from left: Noah Kleinlehrer, Jane Goldman, Bonnie Sneider, Murray Marks and Larry Levin. SECOND ROW: Jonathan Bloom, Alan Spector, Debbie Polinsky, Debbie Lefton and Mike Lefton. THIRD row: Sally Altman, Scott Bernstein, Leah Frankel, Alvah Levine and Amy E. Bender Levy.

Jews in the News: July 2019

Compiled by Elise Krug, Editorial and Development AssociatePublished July 4, 2019

Three Temple Emanuel high school students have received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. The award recognizes individuals who have completed substantial community-service hours during a 12-month...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT:  Shira Kraft, Yosef (Joey) Granillo, Leonard Frankel, Debbi Braunstein, Gail Wechsler, Susan Fadem and Sandy Weintraub.SECOND ROW: Julie Stern, Carly Cooper and Steve Malter, Ohad Kadan, Robyn S. Klein, Linda Nissenbaum and Jean Millner.THIRD ROW: Bill Bruns, Feliks Levin, Sheldon Harber, James Kolker, Sylvia Nissenboim, Michelle Schwerin and Ann Spector.BOTTOM ROW: Carolyn Furfine, Erica Steen and Jessica Wax.

Jews in the News: August 2, 2017

Published August 2, 2017

Shira Kraft will become the director of Nishmah: The St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project beginning mid-September. A member of Kol Rinah, she was the J’s Jewish Arts & Soul Project coordinator.  Seven year old, Yosef (Joey) Granillo, a 4th grader...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT:  Debra K. Schuster, Richard Yawitz, Andy Schwebel, Michael Samis and Alex Dubinsky. SECOND ROW: Alexandra Cohen, Zach Poscover, Meghan Platke, Josh Thomeczek and Rina Gersten.THIRD ROW, FROM LEFT:  Pardes Lyons-Warren, Sophie Baron,  Andrew Mannis, Daniel Pomerantz and Julian Albright. FOURTH ROW: Megan Rubenstein, Bonnie Solomon, Nancy Goodman, Judy Schwartz Jaffe and Stefanie Levenson.BOTTOM ROW:  Lev Guter and Dr. Jay Pepose.

Jews in the News: July 5, 2017

Published July 6, 2017

Debra K. Schuster has joined the law firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal. Her practice focuses on elder and disability law, a new area for the firm. Schuster previously owned Debra K. Schuster & Associates from 2003-2017. Richard Yawitz has...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Cary J. Mogerman, Joseph J. Kodner, Melanie Paticoff Grossman, Mark Gershenson, Marci Mayer Eisen and Sam Opinsky. SECOND ROW: Jackie Heymann, Laurie Chod, Aaron Wahl, Jan Nykin, Paul Kravitz and Alice Handelman. THIRD ROW: Leeore Levinstein, Adam Schenberg and Josiah Simmons, Harlan Levin, Richie Levin and Blair Levin.

Jews in the News: June 7, 2017

Published June 8, 2017

Cary J. Mogerman and Joseph J. Kodner, partners at Zerman Mogerman LLC, co-authored the recently published book, “A Guide to Divorce in Missouri: Simple Answers to Complex Questions,”available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. It provides information...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT:  Bob Kaiser, Gail Appleson, Gary Sarachan, Charles Weiss, Dr. Gary A. Ratkin and Dr. Paul S. Simons.SECOND ROW, From Left: Barry Greenberg, Robert Litz, Lynnsie Balk Kantor, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Marlita Weiss and Maxine Clark.THIRD ROW, From Left: Sara Brodsky,  Jack J. Schramm and Teddy Vincent.

Jews in the News: May 3, 2017

Published May 4, 2017

Rabbi Howard and Susan Kaplansky will receive the American Jewish Committee’s Netzach Award on May 25. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N. Second St., in downtown St. Louis. AJC St. Louis is honoring the Kaplanskys for their exemplary commitment to Jewish...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Harvey Citerman, Marlene Hammerman, Susie Berg, Suzy Bloch, Sam Broh, Toby Chod, Darryl Cohen, Ken Cohen, Renee Sigel-Hearst, Rachel Katzman and Mike Lefton.SECOND ROW, FROM LEFT: Scott Mannis, Lynne Palan, David Pereles, Joe Pereles, Andy Sandler, Monte Sandler, Judi Scissors, Danny Soshnik, Jennifer Soshnik, Julie B. Stern and Ricki Tischler.THIRD ROW, From Left:  Steve Tucker, Greg Yawitz, Michael Mandel, Brian Isele , Susie Gitt, Rabbi Josef Davidson, Jessie Goldberg, Donald Pearline, Pardes Lyons-Warren, Sophie Bernstein and Ariana Tobin.

Jews in the News: April 5, 2017

Published April 6, 2017

Harvey Citerman has joined Gatewood-Spalding Wealth Management as director of business development to assist with business development and consulting on complex business succession and estate planning for the firm’s client families. Citerman also spearheads...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT:  Sally Levy, Adam Ariel, Alex Ozar, Amanda Packman and Jill Schupp.SECOND ROW, From Left: Jeff Vines, Randy Vines, Will Kodner, Tali Katz, and Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman.THIRD ROW, From Left:Bob Kaiser, Eva Amelia Goodman, Gavriel Weiner, Lynne Prywitch and Debbie Manber Kupfer.

Jews in the News: March 1, 2017

Published March 1, 2017

Sally Levy will be honored as a Major Contributor to the Arts at the St. Louis Visionary Awards on April 24. Levy and her late husband, John D. Levy, have been major supporters of Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL) for more than 40 years. She is the namesake...

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