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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

Jill Schupp is one of the 36 women who have served in the Missouri Senate. All 36 of the women who served, or their families, participated in writing the stories for a new book, You Can, Too! Journey to the Missouri Senate: 36 Women Senators Share Their Stories.

Missouri’s women senators unite for literacy

JILL SCHUPPPublished February 7, 2022

The Eleven.  That’s the shorthand name I’ve given to the bipartisan group of women who currently serve in Missouri’s senate. Eleven is an historic number.  It is more women serving together in the upper chamber than ever before in Missouri’s...

Gail Wechsler

Tell legislators to support safe access to state’s public hearings

By Gail WechslerPublished February 26, 2021

Last summer and fall, as the general election approached, citizens across the country voiced concern about the prospect of voting in person. With COVID -19 spreading, many jurisdictions saw a need, even if only temporarily, to expand absentee and mail-in...

Letters To The Editor NEW

Letters to the editor: Jan. 27, 2021

Published January 27, 2021

‘For the People Act’ deserves supportVoting rights are among the most fundamental rights in a democratic society.  Recent events, like the Jan. 6 U. S. Capitol riots, showed just how fragile voting rights are in society.  Despite an absence of...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2021

Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2021

Published January 14, 2021

Staenberg family’s generosity deserves community's deepest gratitudeIn my 50+ years of residence in St. Louis, I have never written to the Jewish Light. However, learning of Michael Staenberg’s decision to step back from lead fundraising I wish to...

Michael Davis was elected to represent Missouris 56th District in Kansas City.

Meet 2 new ‘liberty loving legislators’ and Jewish Republicans

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITORPublished December 31, 2020

Roughly two-thirds of American Jews identify with the Democratic Party, according to Gallup polling. And 80% of Reform rabbis affiliate with the Democrats, according to a Yale University study.But contrary to what you might expect, two first-term legislators ...

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