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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

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Newsmakers: May 2020

By Elise Krug, Editorial & Development AssociatePublished May 7, 2020

The Men’s Clubs of Congregation B’nai Amoona and Kol Rinah will honor their respective Man of the Year and Youth of the Year at a luncheon on a date to be determined. All honorees have demonstrated a commitment to a primary objective of the Men’s...

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The J seeks book donations for Winter Used Book Sale

Published December 15, 2019

The Jewish Community Center is seeking donated books in advance of its Winter Used Book Sale in January.  Donations of books are still being accepted through Jan. 10 at the J’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. The Winter Used...

Jackie Oppenheimer leads a storytelling session at a previous Hanukkah celebration at the Schnucks Ladue Crossing shopping center. This year’s event takes place Dec. 18.

Annual Schnucks Ladue Crossing Hanukkah celebration planned

Published December 6, 2019

Hanukkah storytelling, STEAM activities for children and a singing presentation will be featured at the 26th annual Hanukkah Celebration to be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Schnucks Ladue Crossing shopping center, I-170 at Ladue Road....

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KC rabbi, author of ‘Praying the Bible’ to speak at Temple Israel

Jewish LightPublished January 18, 2019

The Sh’ma Listen! Speaker Series and Congregation Temple Israel will welcome author and Kansas City religious leader Rabbi Mark Levin for an event Friday, Feb. 1 at Temple Israel. Levin, who served Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kan. from...

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JF&CS launches financial support during federal shutdown

Published January 17, 2019

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is working to make emergency funding available for members of the St. Louis Jewish community who have been affected by the federal shutdown.“Due to the unexpected burden the government shutdown has placed on...

Takisha Lovelace is the practice manager of the Washington University Geriatric Primary Care and Weight Management Clinic, which recently opened at Covenant Place. Two Washington University physicians and a nurse practitioner see patients out of a space in the CHAI Apartments building.  

Medical clinic at Covenant Place is just the beginning

David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 17, 2019

A new health facility is up and running to provide services to residents of Covenant Place as well as to older adults in the surrounding neighborhood.“Things are going really well,” said Joan Denison, executive director of the senior housing complex...

Calvin Murray (second from right), a retired NFL player, visited St. Louis for the Torah and Turf flag football tournament and to talk with different Jewish groups about his journey from Christianity to Orthodox Judaism. The Torah and Turf program was one of this years Kranzberg Family Foundation grant recipients. Photo: Eric Berger

Kranzberg Family Foundation awards $69,500 to local Jewish youth, young adult programs

Jewish LightPublished January 17, 2019

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $69,500 in grants to 15 Jewish programs for children, teens and young adults for 2019. This is the 11th year the Foundation has made these grants,...

Ellen Futterman

Women’s March, Jewish journalism, interfaith honors

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished January 17, 2019

Walk this wayI’ve been reading a lot in newspapers and on social media about the controversy dogging the third annual Women’s March, which is scheduled to take place this Saturday at numerous locations around the country, including St. Louis. Organizers...

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Jewish Federation forming search committee for next CEO

Eric Berger, Staff WriterPublished January 17, 2019

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is forming a search committee to find a replacement for Andrew Rehfeld, who will leave his position as president and CEO at the end of March. “We intend to undertake a national search to find a successor for Andrew,”...

Unsung Heroes

Nominations now open for 10th-anniversary group of Unsung Heroes

Staff ReportPublished May 22, 2014

This week, the Jewish Light will begin accepting nominations for its 10th annual Unsung Heroes Awards. Roughly 10 people will be honored in the Light’s OY! Unsung Heroes magazine and at a special reception the evening of Wednesday, May 22, at the...

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