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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

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Popularized in America by Jews, pickles pack a punch

By Josh Lipowsky, JTA July 1, 2021

TEANECK, N.J. — Happy National Pickle Month.  That's right, if you're a pickle lover, you're in luck. July is national pickle month: a month dedicated to crunchy, super-tasty pickles! Let's be honest, how much do you really appreciate the pickle?...

Jacob Siwak, who grew up attending Central Reform Congregation, has opened a restaurant, Forsythia, in New York’s Lower East Side. 

Buon appetito: St. Louis native opens restaurant in New York City

By Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2020

Jacob Siwak grew up in Clayton attending Central Reform Congregation. He graduated from John Burroughs School and Washington University, having majored in film. He initially moved to New York to work for producer Scott Rudin (“No Country for Old Men,”...



February 21, 2019

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting concerning issues in the Middle East, at U.N. headquarters in New York, Feb. 20, 2018. Abbas is also the head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization....



Drew Angerer August 16, 2017

From left to right, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, President Donald Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney. Trump was delivering...

Women’s Philanthropy plans New York City mission in April

December 15, 2016

Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis will lead a mission trip to New York City from April 23 to 25, for a mix of Jewish learning, food and friends. The trip will include visits to the Eldridge Street Synagogue (a National Historic...



Haim Zach May 28, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) hands the Genesis Award to former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg (R ), during the Genesis Award ceremony at the Jerusalem Theater, on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg,...

Susan Sherman poses in a Chloe print sheath dress with open back and Christian Louboutin sandals.

The long and shorts of summer style

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 15, 2012

There are certain women who always seem to look terrific, even when they’re schlepping about in what seems to have become the standard St. Louis schlepping uniform, Lululemon workouts. Susan Sherman is one of these women. We’d hate her if she weren’t...

Laurie Goldberg

Top 10 single cities in the U.S.

By Laurie Goldberg August 2, 2012

I'm sure you won't be surprised that St. Louis did not make the top 10 list for the best cities to be single in, in a recent survey by Kiplingers.com. I bet you will be surprised by some of the cities that did make the list.In my situation, it doesn't...

StandWithUs pro-Israel ads on New York's Metro-North line going public the week of July 30, 2012 are intended to counter anti-Israel ads at the railroad stations.

StandWithUs to place pro-Israel ads in suburban N.Y. rail stations

JTA REPORT July 25, 2012

The Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs will place pro-Israel advertisements in suburban New York public transit stations that are displaying anti-Israel ads. StandWithUs will place a total of 75 ads in Metro-North railway stations in Westchester...

Haredi Williamsburg residents face controversy over shops’ modest dress code

By Ben Sales, JTA July 25, 2012

Haredi Orthodox shop owners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have faced criticism of signs in some shops requesting that patrons dress modestly. According to CBS News-New York, local non-haredi residents of the Hasidic enclave feel that signs banning low-cut...

Myron Jaffe

Myron Jaffe, 91; businessman, passionate Zionist

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 18, 2012

Myron Jaffe, who with his late wife founded Admiral Rental and Sales Co., a successful health equipment and party and event furniture rental business, and who was an early and passionate supporter of Zionism, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Princeton,...

 ‘They’re Over Here’ by Frank Roth is included in the upcoming TRADITION! (as uttered by Zero Mostel in “Fiddler on the Roof”)exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission. The event features four Jewish artists and is curated by Buzz Spector, a Jewish artist, writer and curator.  The exhibition runs from Friday, July 13 through August 18.

Nobody like Nora, a new tradition

By Ellen Futterman, Editor July 4, 2012

Of the many things I admired about the late Nora Ephron, it was her candor, even if it meant some people were not going to like her (though it seemed most everyone did). Ephron wrote a lot about what she liked and what she didn’t like, sometimes about...

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