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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

LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer

By Ben Sales, JTA June 28, 2017

NEW YORK — For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem.But this year, Grauer was confronted by the...

Israeli LGBT activist Etai Pinkas spoke at Washington University on Monday during an event sponsored by Hillel at Wash. U and other student groups.

Activist discusses state of LGBT rights in Israel

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light November 16, 2016

A prominent Israeli activist on LGBT issues, named one of the 100 most influential people in Jewish State, spoke to about 50 community members at Washington University to cap a day spent with students and others on the campus.Etai Pinkas shared a history...

A variety of St. Louis Jewish congregations and organizations took part in the St. Louis PrideFest parade. Photos: Philip Deitch

St. Louis Jewish community groups hope presence at PrideFest sends message of support

BY ERIC BERGER , Staff Writer June 29, 2016

Lawrence Amitin said the St. Louis PrideFest parade this year felt different because of the terrorist attack at a gay club earlier this month in Orlando, Fla. In the wake of the attack, he said he could relate to the LGBT community not only because his...

The Artist claimed 10 Oscar nominations, including ones for
Best Picture and Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, a French
Jew.

Oscar is a Jewish name

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 25, 2012

B'nai mitzvah mitzvah When Central Reform Congregation members Michael Getty and Brian Vetruba decided to become b'nai mitzvah together, the couple wanted a mitzvah project that was not only meaningful to them but also beneficial to the entire St. Louis...

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