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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

Klezmer and Jewish music scholar gives concert, lecture

Klezmer and Jewish music scholar gives concert, lecture

March 8, 2020

A special series of events focusing on the revival of Eastern European Jewish music is coming to St. Louis in March. First, on Sunday, March 29, Hankus Netsky, founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and music director for Itzhak Perlman’s...

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...

Musician Will Soll. Photo: Dominique Macaire

The sounds of Vilna

BY BARRY GILBERT, Special to the Jewish Light January 26, 2017

When you witness mandolinist Will Soll play klezmer music or sing in Yiddish, you naturally think that this has been his lifelong passion. Surprise: Soll has been on this musical and cultural journey for only a decade.“I am the most unlikely ambassador...

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