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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

Harold & Dorothy Schneider

Lifetime of love: As 75th anniversary nears, couple reflects on long, happy marriage

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-ChiefPublished February 10, 2021

This story was originally published on Feb. 10, 2021. Both Harold and Dorothy passed months later, but their story of true love is timeless. We hope you enjoy reading their love story if you missed it last year.  After Harold and Dorothy Schneider...

Lite-Friedman Wedding

Lite-Friedman Wedding

Published July 26, 2018

Thúy-Lan Võ Lite and Gabriel Nathan Friedman were married June 9, 2018 at Lumen Private Event Space, where Rabbi James Bennett of Congregation Shaare Emeth officiated. Thúy-Lan is the daughter of Dr. Thúy-Liêũ T. Võ and the late Dr. Howard S....

Leah Hakimian, a former St. Louisan who now lives in Jerusalem, will visit Kol Rinah June 24 and 25 for a pair of talks and private consultations with local couples. 

Kol Rinah to host weekend with Jewish marriage researcher Leah Hakimian

Published June 22, 2017

Kol Rinah will welcome researcher and columnist Leah Hakimian June 24 and 25. Hakimian, a former St. Louisan who now lives in Jerusalem, will share her expertise on how Jewish couples meet and marry. At 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, Hakimian will discuss...

Barbara Ballinger (left) Margaret ‘Meg’ Crane (right) are the co-authors of the new book, ‘Suddenly Single After 50: The Girlfriends’ Guide to Navigating Loss, Restoring Hope, and Rebuilding Your Life.’

Starting a new chapter at 50+

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished July 20, 2016

Starting a new chapter at 50+When I got divorced nearly 30 years ago, many people, including friends and family, would say, “You’re lucky you’re young (I was 30) and don’t have any kids. It’s so much easier that way.”Easy? Who were they kidding?...

Laurie Goldberg

Do older singles need to settle?

By Laurie GoldbergPublished July 12, 2012

I recently bought a book titled, “Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough” by Lori Gottlieb. It's specifically geared toward older singles and I'm very curious — and skeptical — about its premises. I'm also open-minded and open to...

Laurie Goldberg

Single life in St. Louis

By Laurie GoldbergPublished June 7, 2012

Of course I’m on JDate. And yes, I’ve even gone out on quite a few JDates. Some nice, some duds, none for me. I go to Jewish singles events - it’s very important to me that my future husband be not only Jewish but a Jewishly active Jew - but there...

Larry Levin

Same-sex marriage debate lost on next gen

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEOPublished May 30, 2012

I understand that there are some of you who oppose same-sex marriage on intensely held religious or moral principles. While I personally disagree with you, I respect your right to hold and verbalize your views, and to engage them in your private lives....

‘Art of Marriage’ series offered

Published April 18, 2012

Chabad of Greater St. Louis and the Jewish Learning Institute are offering The Art of Marriage series in partnership with the JCC. The series is geared for all individuals, regardless of marital status and will meet for six consecutive Sunday mornings,...

Larry Levin

Don’t confuse law and belief as cultural winds blow

BY LARRY LEVINPublished July 20, 2011

Here's the most important thing you need to know about gay marriage: In a recent poll, almost 70 percent of 18-34 year old Americans approve of it.Why is that the most important thing? Because in many ways it's yesterday's issue. The societal tectonic...

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