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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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

Time to be Jewish

By Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh September 6, 2012

Sometimes my daily rounds in skilled and assisted facilities can be a little discouraging but not for the reason you might think. I see some amazing individuals who make the most of their time and years. They read, play cards and visit with others. They...

Changes part of new vision for CAJE, JFed

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light August 8, 2012

Significant changes are in store this fall for the relationship between the local Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.Starting Sept. 1, the Federation will move three programs over to the Judaic educational...

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

Something new under the sun

By Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh July 25, 2012

I was on a mission to leave West County and drive a half-hour north to take one of the residents I see monthly outside. Mr. S loves sitting in the sun. In this unbearable heat, I try and arrive before it gets too hot. Last month I found him sitting in...

From left Linda Kram, Alan Rosenthal and Zhiwei Zhao preparing the garden beds for ‘Garden of Eden’ at the Jewish Community Center. 

‘Garden of Eden’ seeks volunteers

June 13, 2012

Visitors to the I.E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus may have noticed that several raised garden beds have been installed near the site of the former outdoor pool at the Jewish Community Center (now ball fields), immediately northeast of the JCC Arts...

Tommy Goldenberg

B’nai B’rith to honor Tommy Goldenberg

June 13, 2012

B’nai B’rith of St. Louis will honor Tommy Goldenberg during “Honoring A Music Master” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur. The event will feature a sit-down...

Gilat and Assi Gastfraind family are presented a mezuzah during the Hanukat Habayit housewarming at Bais Abraham Congregation last July.

Farewell party planned for Israeli emissary family

May 23, 2012

Torah MiTzion Kollel and Bais Abraham are holding a farewell party for the family of Gilat and Assi Gastfraind, who have served as Israeli emissaries (shlichim) in St. Louis since July 2009. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May...

 

BSKI pays tribute to Rabbi Miller

May 23, 2012

Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel will hold a tribute event to honor Rabbi Mordecai Miller from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at BSKI, 1107 E. Linden Avenue in Richmond Heights. The event costs $18 and will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres.  The program/tribute...

Anna Sher (left) and Amanda Shuman participate in a previous Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative volunteer event. 

Solomon Young Adult Initiative plans volunteer event at homeless shelter

May 23, 2012

The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative will hold its third event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10. The initiative, which focuses on providing an opportunity for Jewish young adults to help “repair the world” through community service,...

JOLT offers summer sampler events in May and June

May 16, 2012

JOLT: Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens is offering a summer sampler of events over three separate evenings: May 31, June 6 and 14.  Teens entering grades 8-12 are invited for the “sampler” events, which take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

Shalom Baby names new chair

May 16, 2012

Jennifer Bernstein will take over as the new chair of the Shalom Baby program, administered through the Jewish Community Center on behalf of the entire Jewish community.  Bernstein takes over for Batya Wertman, who recently completed her two-year term....

Rabbi Brad Horwitz

Folktale illustrates core Jewish value

By Rabbi Brad Horwitz May 2, 2012

A favorite Jewish folktale of mine tells of a group of monks at a monastery who over time lost sight of their own behaviors and treated each other with disrespect. Once known for living in an atmosphere of good will and human decency, the monks increasingly...

Mordechai Simon

Encyclopedic lives

By Mordechai Simon May 2, 2012

With the recent news that the publishers of Encyclopedia Britannica would stop producing hardbound, paper copies of their venerable reference, yet another nail was hammered in the coffin of the 20th century.For those of a certain age, or of sentimental...

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