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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Post-mortem

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 1, 2012

Late last week, a number of friends and former colleagues at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch learned that they no longer had jobs. Several of them had been called at home Thursday night, after they had worked their shifts during the day, to be told the news....

NJT’s production of ‘The Immigrant’ won four Kevin Kline Awards, more than any other single production.

New Jewish Theatre announces lineup for next season

May 2, 2012

The New Jewish Theatre has announced its 2012-2013 lineup, featuring five plays — including dramas by Neil Simon and David Mamet and a play based on a novel by Israeli writer Yonatan Ben Nachum.The NJT, which recently won six Kevin Kline Awards for...

2011 Jewish Book Awards

Jewish Book Council announces 2011 award winners

January 11, 2012

The Jewish Book Council announced its 2011 Jewish Book Awards on Tuesday, honoring "Jerusalem: A Biography" by Simon Sebag Montefiore with the group's Jewish Book of the Year award. Click here to read the Light's review of "Jerusalem." Pulitzer Prize...

A room inside Lilo Waxmans dollhouse

Lilo’s ‘hidden treasures’ find a home

By Lois Caplan January 4, 2012

MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO I wrote a story about Lilo Waxman's charming five-room dollhouse, which had not long before arrived from its hiding place in Germany. These miniature dollhouse rooms were handed down starting with Lilo's great-grandmother in 1852,...

File Photo by: Jill Krementz

New biography sheds light on legendary playwright Wendy Wasserstein

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 24, 2011

In 1989, playwright Wendy Wasserstein came to Washington University's Graham Chapel to speak.That year Wasserstein had won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award - the first ever given solely to a woman playwright - for her Broadway hit "The Heidi Chronicles."...


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In a letter to the CUNY board, Tony Kushner wrote, “I believe I am owed an apology for the careless way in which my name and reputation were handled at your meeting.

The Tony Kushner flap: What does it say about the discourse on Israel in America?

By Ron Kampeas, JTA May 12, 2011

WASHINGTON — It was the latest dustup over what constitutes acceptable discourse in the American Jewish community when it comes to Israel. Except this time the battle wasn't contained within the community, but began at a university board meeting and...

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