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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

The Regional Arts Commission opened the exhibit “Tradition!” featuring the works of four Jewish artists: Barbara Umbogy, Lauren Pressler, Sandy Kaplan and Frank Roth. Pictured are Umbogy, Pressler, Kaplan and the show’s curator, Buzz Spector, on the exhibit’s opening night. The show runs from July 13 – August 18 at The Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd. in the Loop. For more information, visit www.art-stl.com.

Exhibit explores contemporary Jewish art with works by four local artists

By Sarah Weinman, Special to the Jewish LightPublished August 8, 2012

An ongoing exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission examines themes of contemporary Jewish art through the works of four local Jewish artists: Sandy Kaplan, Lauren Pressler, Frank Roth, and Barbara Umbogy. Buzz Spector, himself an artist, is curator...

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Rallying to support a family whose home was lost to fire

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished January 18, 2012

Last Sunday, the Roth family of Creve Coeur lost their home and all of their possessions in an early morning fire. Luckily, none of the family-parents Jane and Boaz and daughters Liat, 12; Sela, 8, and Orli, 1-were hurt in the three-alarm blaze that gutted...

Synagogue in Roth, Germany

Holocaust Museum exhibit examines stories of five families from German town

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 11, 2012

St. Louis attorney Michael Wetmore recalls watching his mother Trudy Hochster Wetmore quietly blessing his son in a German train station before the latter's departure to see a friend in Paris. "She turned around and said ‘The last time I was in this...

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