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

Fran Zellinger said the new Jewish Senior Connection program is ‘a gift to seniors.’

Isolated Jewish seniors targeted in new ‘Connection’ program

Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light April 27, 2021

When Fran Zellinger was growing up, she watched TV on a black-and-white set and talked to friends using a dial phone. Now she’s a Zoom veteran. That’s why she’s enthusiastic about a new program called Jewish Senior Connection, which takes full advantage...

close up of senior couple with tablet pc at home

Tech Tutor program offers seniors a lifeline during pandemic

By Joan Denison January 28, 2021

Last March, as the pandemic caused everyone to shelter in place and go online to stay connected, senior adults, many who live by themselves, became even more isolated. Though Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video and other apps enabled people to work...

Covenant Place plans to have residents move into the new Cahn Family Building later this month. The building, named for Paul and Elissa Cahn, replaces the current Covenant II Building. The building’s first floor will house the Mirowitz Center (named for donor Helene Mirowitz). Photo: Eric Berger

Move-in day approaching at Covenant Place

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor June 13, 2019

Joan Meres already likes living at Covenant Place.At 89 years old, she has been in charge of the senior residence’s bingo game for the past few months. She still drives. She attends Friday night Shabbat services at Covenant each week. Meres has lived...

Baby Boomers and older adults have the opportunity to be matched with local nonprofits to discover volunteering opportunities at Primetime Expo at the Jewish Community Center.

Primetime expo on Oct. 30 opportunities for ‘what’s next’

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 26, 2016

Baby boomers and older adults should take note of the Jewish Light’s upcoming Primetime Expo 2016 set for Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Jewish Community Center. The event, which is free and takes place from noon to 3 p.m., is open to the entire St. Louis community.“This...

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