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

Abby Prywitch

Parkway Central teen’s persistence leads to top journalism award

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor April 1, 2021

After the Washington Nationals won the World Series in 2019, Abby Prywitch and her fellow student journalists at Parkway Central High School brainstormed an idea about an alum they would like to interview: Max Scherzer, a star pitcher on the Nationals.“Right...

Debra Klevens

Teacher faces challenges, adapts in a time of pandemic

BY DEBRA KLEVENS May 28, 2020

At the end of the school day Thursday, March 12, I called my yearbook representative on my way home from work. I knew that life as I knew it was about to change because of the coronavirus, and I needed to prepare myself, my family and my school family...

Friends of the People

Friends of the People

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL April 2, 2020

We don’t normally like to toot our own horn, but since these are hardly normal times, please indulge us.Remember the story about the five members of the Weinhaus family who all tested positive for the coronavirus? You may have seen it on television...

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch will move from its longtime home at 900 Tucker Blvd. (shown here)  to 901 North 10th St. 

Post-Dispatch building resonates with memories

ERIC MINK August 8, 2019

I’ve said my goodbyes to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Not to the newspaper, but to the building at 900 North Tucker Blvd. where the paper’s essence has come to life and taken shape for the past 60 years, a third of them with me working in it. This...

   

Then-cub journalists recall moon landing, Woodstock as breaking stories 50 years ago

By Robert A. Cohn & Dale Singer July 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: With the 50th anniversaries of the Apollo 11 lunar mission and the Woodstock musical festival this summer, Jewish Light editorial writers Robert A. Cohn, 79, and Dale Singer, 70, take a break from crafting a traditional editorial to look...

Read All About  It—A Free  Press Is A Gift

Read All About It—A Free Press Is A Gift

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL March 14, 2019

Almost daily, depressing headlines report the sorry state of the news business and what its decline will mean for a public that needs to be more informed than ever.The triple threat of rapid growth of online media, prohibitive costs of publishing newspapers...

Eric Berger, Jewish Light staff writer.

Jewish Light staffer receives national awards

July 6, 2017

The St. Louis Jewish Light and staff writer Eric Berger have won two Rockower Awards given by the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) for work published last year. AJPA honors excellence in Jewish journalism and represents Jewish media organizations,...

Eric Berger is a staff writer for the Jewish Light.

Journalists are not the enemy, we’re just doing our jobs

By Eric Berger February 2, 2017

It must have slipped my mind that the Washington Post and The New York Times reporters have a secret handshake to let one another know that they are part of the same tribe known as “The Dishonest Media.”I’m wondering whether I have amnesia or if...

Larry Levin has served as publisher/CEO of the Jewish Light since 2008. He is stepping down Dec. 31.

Publisher’s farewell: The Light’s mission endures

By Larry Levin December 28, 2016

The first and most important thing I want to accomplish in this, my last column as publisher/CEO of the Jewish Light, is to thank everyone who has been so instrumental in our work — readers, subscribers, donors, foundations, advertisers, agencies, synagogues...

Mimi Edlin and  her family established scholarships at the Jewish Light and the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish News in Florida to honor her late husband, Joseph J. Edlin. Joseph Edlin was a longtime Trustee and Past President of the Light. 

Jewish Light seeks applications for summer journalism internship

December 21, 2016

The St. Louis Jewish Light is accepting applications for its Joseph J. Edlin Memorial Summer Journalism Internship. Mimi Edlin and her family established the scholarship to honor her late husband, Joseph J. Edlin. Joseph Edlin was a longtime Trustee and...

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