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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

‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’

Travel around the world with 16 Jewish-theme films

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light May 26, 2016

The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival marks its 21st year by going on a “world tour” with 16 Jewish-theme films from, or set, in 10 countries. The festival begins Sunday, June 5, and runs through Thursday, June 9, at Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema.“We’re...

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Shoes, glorious shoes

By Ellen Futterman, Editor October 31, 2012

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but shoes are our soul (sole) mates. Long before Carrie Bradshaw made Manolo Blahnik a household name, women have been obsessed with shoes of all genus and species, from Mary Janes to Doc Martens to Jimmy Choos,...

Aprille Trupiano

Jewish Light offers networking event for ‘Women in Business’

June 13, 2012

The St. Louis Jewish Light has announced a new multi-faceted event targeted to women business professionals, working women and entrepreneurs.The Jewish Light’s inaugural Women’s Networking Forum, sponsored by Midwest Vein Center, will be held from...

Jeffrey Zaslow

St. Louis Jewish Book Fest literary event to feature bestselling author Jeffrey Zaslow

January 11, 2012

New York Times best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow returns to St. Louis for a literary event presented by the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at Plaza Frontenac, 1701 S. Lindbergh Boulevard. Zaslow will share stories from his...

Jay Strongwaters new jungle collection

Decorative artist Strongwater designs gems with jewels

By Susan Fadem, Special to the Jewish Light November 30, 2011

Young pals likely had no idea. But lanky Jay Feinberg was destined for international glory.Still, try telling that to your grade-school teacher. "I remember getting in trouble because I would spend four or five hours making the cover of my book report,...

“David,” directed by Joel Fendelman

‘David’ is highlight of annual film festival

by Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light November 9, 2011

"David," a film about friendship and tolerance, will be featured in the St. Louis International Film Festival as part of its Jewish Sidebar. Although the film's director, Joel Fendelman, is based in New York, he has family roots in St. Louis. "David"...

Ellen Futterman

Pet Smart: New columnist for the Light

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR June 29, 2011

Pet smartFor the past year or so, I've gotten inquiries from readers asking if the Jewish Light could offer a pet column. Starting July 6, I am pleased to announce a new monthly column on the subject of all things animals, "Ask Dr. Doug," by Dr. Doug...

Sylwia Drori and Mark Ivanir in ‘The Human Resources Manager.’ Photo courtesy of Film Movement

Israeli film takes darkly-comic road to finding one’s own humanity

by Cate Marquis, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 21, 2011

The excellent Israeli film "The Human Resources Manager" is a tragicomic that tales a stressed-out human resources manager forced to deal with a public relations mess on an unexpected journey, physically and philosophically.Dark humor and irony suffuse...

Melanie Laurent stars in ‘The Concert.’

Uplifting comedy ‘The Concert’ strikes the right chord

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light April 21, 2011

"The Concert" ("Le Concert") is a French-language film, based on a true story, about an aging Russian orchestra conductor whose career was ruined under the old Soviet Union over its anti-Semitic policies. Now he's trying to make a comeback, but under...

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