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St. Louis Jewish Light

Dr. Devin Naar, left, and community member Rick LaMarche, examining Ladino documents at the Purim Bazaar at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle, Wash., March 2012.

Rushing to preserve Ladino legacies

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA July 15, 2012

NEW YORK -- Isaac Azose knew he had a treasure in his hands -- a nearly century-old booklet for Ladino-speaking Jews immigrating to the United States that featured English, Ladino and Yiddish expressions to help them acculturate into their new communities. ...

From left: Jane Olson Glidden, Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis; Linda Koenig, Holocaust Museum docent who is leading the tour sponsored by the Missouri History Museum; Sheldon Helfman, husband of the late artist, and Dan Reich, Holocaust Museum Curator and Director of Education.

HMLC exhibits Shoah-themed tapestries

March 14, 2012

A group of Holocaust-themed tapestries, one painting and one seriograph print, by the late St. Louisan Muriel Nezhnie, is currently on exhibit at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in the Jewish Federation Kopolow building, 12 Millstone...

Dr. Monroe M. Ginsburg recounts his past military experiences
while being filmed for the Missouri Veterans History Project.
Photo: Yana Hotter

Documenting veterans’ stories

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light November 9, 2011

The duties of those in the military sometimes require secret missions but as Army Major Monroe Ginsburg and a rabbi friend of his snuck palm leaves back from the desert taking care to avoid notice by the national religious police, the mission seemed a...

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