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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

Sandy Dukat, who lost her leg at age 4 due to a congenital disability, is now a two-time Paralympic bronze medalist in skiing, a mother and activist living in Denver. She recently climbed a volcano in Ecuador to raise awareness for amputees. She is pictured at age 24 in black & white and again two decades later.  Dukat is one of the inspiring portraits featured in Cathy Lander-Goldberg’s Resilient Souls Project, which opens Nov 17 at Maryville University.

Soulful portraits

By Ellie S. Grossman, Special to the Jewish Light November 9, 2016

If a picture says a thousand words, then Cathy Lander-Goldberg’s photographs speak volumes. “The Resilient Souls Project,” her powerful exhibit of portraits and writing at Maryville University, follows a group of diverse women over the course of...

Maryville University outreach helps St. Louis JCC put on games

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer July 27, 2016

A few years ago, Jewish Community Center President and CEO Lynn Wittels was at a Cardinals game with some leaders of Maryville University. The Maryville officials mentioned their efforts to increase Jewish life on campus. Wittels suggested that the school...

Charles Pass

‘Planet’-conscious company melds office supplies, environmental ethos

Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light July 4, 2012

For more than two decades, Charles “Chuck” Pass, 54, has been known as “chief executive honcho” of Pedro’s Planet, which he and his high-school friend, Pedro McMillian, founded in 1989. The office supply company, based in an office park at 11649...

Mary Ann Srenco

Kranzberg Foundation awards $55K in grants to local NextGen programs

February 1, 2012

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting organization of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $55,000 in grants to eight local Jewish organizations for teen and young adult initiatives in 2012. This is the fifth year the family has gifted...

The St. Louis Hillel building as it looks today; an addition to
the left of the building, which housed an auditorium, lobby,
kitchen and offices, was torn down last year.

A changed landscape, approach for St. Louis Hillel

Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light February 1, 2012

Jacqueline Ulin Levey believes college organizations such as Hillel have to be proactive when it comes to reaching out and engaging students. That's why the Jewish organization is now meeting students at places on campus where they hang out, including...

Josh Mannis, right (blue shirt, holding guitar), chose to
volunteer at Camp Rainbow, a sleepover camp for children with
cancer, for his mitzvah project. Mannis collected donations of new
or gently used musical instruments for the campers.

Josh Mannis: Congregation Shaare Emeth

November 30, 2011

Josh knows that music is good for the soul. Therefore, he wanted to share his love of music with the kids at Camp Rainbow, a sleepover camp for children with cancer, by collecting and donating new or gently used musical instruments. "I wanted to be able...

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