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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

Jennifer Baer

PJ Library, MaTovu partner for drag queen story time

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITORPublished March 5, 2020

It’s been called inappropriate and much worse and drawn the ire of a Missouri lawmaker. Still, books will be read when PJ Library holds drag queen story time at MaTovu in the Botanical Heights neighborhood later this month.So popular is this event —...

Guests mingle at the opening event for MaTovu, a new Jewish center located in a former synagogue building in the Botanical Heights neighborhood in south St. Louis. Photos: Eric Berger

Long-forgotten synagogue revived as center for Jewish life in the city

By Eric Berger, Staff WriterPublished October 11, 2018

A few years ago, Paul Sorenson and his wife, Katie Garland, were walking through the Botanical Heights neighborhood when Sorenson spotted a building with Stars of David etched in stone on the brick facade and in stained glass windows. Sorenson had heard...

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