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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

Dr. Jonas Cooper

He’s an ‘electrician’ in the field of cardiology

By Patricia Corrigan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished May 18, 2017

If you missed the local TV interview Dr. Jonas Cooper did in February, you missed learning about his complex medical specialty, you missed seeing him explain the anatomy of a heart using a plastic model and you missed watching him solve a Rubik’s Cube...

A 1929 image of Camp Fee Fee: The St. Louis Jewish Anti-Tubercular Preventorium, the subject of a new exhibit and opening lecture at Jewish Federation of St. Louis. 

Lecture will trace Camp Fee Fee’s history preventing TB in kids

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished February 15, 2017

Tuberculosis was a rampant and deadly disease that knew no boundaries or class distinctions from the late 19th century into the early 20th century. TB ranked with cancer and polio as terrifying and deadly maladies, and the Jewish community of St. Louis,...

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman receives a medal and diploma as a new member of the National Academy of Medicine in Mexico City, in June 2015.

‘Science and art’ come together in St. Louis doctor’s work

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished August 17, 2016

The Jewish community in Mexico City is not large, Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman says, but growing up in the middle of it, he was always aware that it wielded great influence. “There are only about 40,000 Jews in one of the biggest cities in the world,...

Maggie Walkoff

Maggie Walkoff, United Hebrew Congregation

Published April 25, 2012

Maggie has a love for arts and crafts. The idea of using art to help children feel better was very important to her. “Even before my bat mitzvah, I knew I wanted to do something with art and kids,” she said.   Daughter of Julie and Neil Walkoff of...

Mark Lumpkin, Ph.D

Tending to body, mind and spirit at the spa

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished December 21, 2011

The spa at the Jewish Community Center's Staenberg Family Complex is a haven, a quiet place to relax and unwind with a little help from the eight certified massage therapists there - and it's getting even better."We have a gorgeous facility with a range...

Dr. George Grossberg

Federation Maimonides event on ‘End of Life’ issues

Published August 17, 2011

World renowned geriatric and neurological specialist Dr. George Grossberg will speak on "Medical and Rabbinic Perspectives in Managing End-of-Life: A Case Based Approach," at an event hosted by The Maimonides Society of Jewish Federation. It will be held...

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