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

Rabbi Scott Shafrin 

Reading and feeling the signs, and moving on

BY RABBI SCOTT SHAFRIN May 30, 2018

People often ask me how I chose to be a rabbi. For many, if not most, the decision to lead a life of religious service is at least a little odd. “There must be a story,” a neighbor of mine said recently.Often, however, my story is a letdown. Making...

Rabbi Scott Shafrin 

Kol Rinah plans events to welcome new religious school director

August 10, 2016

Kol Rinah invites the community to help welcome the synagogue’s new Religious School Director, Rabbi Scott Shafrin, during a weekend of events, Aug. 26-28.  At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26,  the welcome weekend will begin with an informal wine and cheese...

Rabbi Scott Shafrin

New Kol Rinah assistant rabbi will focus on education

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 4, 2016

Kol Rinah has hired an assistant rabbi who will join its shul this summer.“The Jewish community has been so friendly and incredibly welcoming, embracing my family and some of the ideas I have for the synagogue community,” Rabbi Scott Shafrin said....

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