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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

Volunteers help children pick out items at the 2014 Back-to-School Store! of the National Council of Jewsh Women-St. Louis Section.  File photo: Kristi Foster

Sing for Siteman, NCCJ awards and more

Lois CaplanPublished May 18, 2016

WE ALL KNOW “SING FOR YOUR SUPPER,” and most of us have sung for our children, no matter how poorly we carry a tune. But Sing for Wellness, for good health, sounds different from our usual vocalizing. That is what the sixth annual Sing for Siteman...

A room inside Lilo Waxmans dollhouse

Lilo’s ‘hidden treasures’ find a home

By Lois CaplanPublished January 4, 2012

MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO I wrote a story about Lilo Waxman's charming five-room dollhouse, which had not long before arrived from its hiding place in Germany. These miniature dollhouse rooms were handed down starting with Lilo's great-grandmother in 1852,...

Greg Johnston, Peggy Billo, Laurie McConnell, Adam Moskal,
Rachel Fenton perform. Photo: John Lamb

Lois returns to kibbitz

By Lois CaplanPublished December 14, 2011

After six months of R&R, PT, OT, ST and general misery from a fall  June 13, which caused brain injury, I am finally back in the saddle. Well, not totally but with the help of a wheelchair, a walker and some wonderful assistance from aids, friends...

Columnist Lois Caplan

Paws for a Cause; Grand Center Art Walk; NCJW preps for ‘Store’

By Lois CaplanPublished April 21, 2011

FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS are not the only ones suffering from the effects of the economy's downward spiral. Paws for a Cause, established in 2009 to help owners who find themselves unable to buy food for their beloved pets, can now go the local food pantry...

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