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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

Lynnie’s Light for Life to honor legacy of Lynnie Isaacs Palan

Lynnie’s Light for Life to honor legacy of Lynnie Isaacs Palan

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief August 16, 2021

The Jewish Community Center and the family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), invite the community to honor the legacy of an inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life 2021 takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1  at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex...

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Kranzberg Family Foundation awards $71,000 to Jewish youth, young adult programs

January 21, 2021

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $71,000 in grants to 16 Jewish programs for children, teens and young adults in St. Louis.The Foundation received requests totaling more than $187,000...

Protecting victims of domestic violence

Protecting victims of domestic violence

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 14, 2020

Although we are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible during this pandemic, that course of action isn’t safe for domestic violence victims—the vast majority of whom are women, children, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Data over the past six months...

Nishmah plans virtual summer offerings

July 2, 2020

Nishmah plans to keep St. Louis Jewish women connected and engaged this summer while continuing the practice of social distancing. The organization is offering a series of four “Mini Salons” led by inspiring facilitators including former Nishmah Director...

This year’s Nishmah Shabbat retreat is planned for May 1st to 2nd at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, Ill.

Nishmah Shabbat retreat offers a chance for women to connect

By Ellen Futterman, Editor March 12, 2020

Editor's update (March 17): Due to COVID-19 concerns, this retreat is being rescheduled for next year. Every other year the folks at Nishmah host a Shabbat retreat designed to bring together local Jewish women of many generations, affiliations and life...

The community is invited to Lynnie’s Light for Life, a Sept. 5 event celebrating the life of Lynne Palan and raising funds for Nishmah and Sharsheret Supports.  

Nishmah, the J plan 2nd annual Lynnie’s Light for Life event

August 23, 2019

The family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), Nishmah and the Jewish Community Center invite the community to commemorate this inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex -...

Nishmah celebrates Persian-inspired Purim event

February 22, 2017

Nishmah will hold Shushan Nights Purim Journey, a Persian-themed night out for Jewish women and girls, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at the Jewish Community Center’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.Guests are encouraged...

Nishmah celebrates Persian-inspired Purim event ‘Shushan Nights’ Purim event

February 15, 2017

Nishmah will hold Shushan Nights Purim Journey, a Persian-themed night out for Jewish women and girls, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.Guests are encouraged to wear festive...

Artist Eva Hesse (above) is the subject of a documentary Nishmah will screen Sept. 14 at Plaza Frontenac Cinema. 

Nishmah salon series to screen documentary film ‘Eva Hesse’

August 24, 2016

Nishmah’s Ilene Joseph Salon Series will screen the St. Louis premiere of the documentary “Eva Hesse,” a film by Marcia Beglieter. The event takes place Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema.  The evening will begin with a light...

Nishmah event looks at growing up in digital age

August 10, 2016

The Jewish Community Center’s Nishmah program, along with nine other community organizations, have planned a screening of “Screenagers: A Film about Growing Up in the Digital Age,” and a discussion about youth and their ever growing connection to...

Chairs of the retreat, Nadine Spitz (left) and Aura Kavadlo. 

Women connect in Judaism’s diverse streams at retreat

By Victoria Siegel, Special to the Jewish Light March 3, 2016

Combine massages, chocolates and mouthwatering meals with yoga, hikes and inspiring workshops and you end up with more than 115 women from all streams of Judaism coming together to experience the Nishmah Women’s Shabbat Retreat.“We wanted to connect...

The first installment of the Jewish Lights new comic Sarah & Abra, which appeared March 2, 2016. The comic is created by Audrey Soffa.

Introducing the Light’s new comic; going ‘Positively Pink’

Ellen Futterman, Editor March 2, 2016

Funny girl(s)We’re getting a jump-start on spring by adding a few new features to the Light, and would like your feedback. For starters, check out “Sarah & Abra,” an original comic strip about single young Jewish women roommates, created by...

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