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

The devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. and the St.
Louis Jewish communitys efforts to provide relief became of the
top local news stories of 2011.

Top local stories of 2011 reflect changes in Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 4, 2012

St. Louis had a year of ups and downs in 2011, saying farewell to some beloved communal leaders, one local congregation and two longtime kosher mainstays. The community pulled together in response to the tragic devastation of the tornado that struck Joplin....

Brian Mulligan and Nancy Maultsby perform in rehearsals for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ production of ‘The Death Of Klinghoffer. Photo: Ken Howard/OTSL

The artistry of ‘Klinghoffer’

By Lew Prince, Special to the Jewish Light June 15, 2011

Let's set the politics of "The Death of Klinghoffer" aside for a moment and look at what you're getting into if you spend an evening at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL) with John Adams' music and Alice Goodman's libretto. Ultimately, any artwork intended...

Tim O’Leary

Opera Theatre director on ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

By Timothy O’Leary June 8, 2011

In 2003, I experienced perhaps the most moving performance I'd ever seen in a theater. I was attending a concert of John Adams's "The Death of Klinghoffer" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In an auditorium with 2,000 other post-September-11th New Yorkers,...

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