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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 JDC employee, right, delivers an aid package to a Jewish woman in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 2020.  

For elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union, COVID-19 lockdown loneliness is debilitating

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA July 2, 2020

(JTA) — Tamara Boronina, an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Ukraine, can barely afford her small Odessa apartment on her monthly pension of $65.She is a widow whose only daughter died in 1999. Unable to visit the local Jewish community center...

Samantha Renzulli was among the Jewish students who brought flowers, signs and good cheer to staff appreciation day at Jewish Senior Services, a long-term care facility in Bridgeport, Conn. 

Amid pandemic, these young Jews and their elderly friends are finding new ways to connect

By Renee Ghert-Zand, JTA June 18, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, 15-year-old Samantha Renzulli immediately thought about how it would affect her elderly friends at Jewish Senior Services, a long-term care facility in Bridgeport, Conn.Renzulli had met some of the residents through Better...

 

Senior residence adjusts in time of COVID-19

Eric Berger, Associate Editor May 22, 2020

Max Oppenheimer, marketing director of the Brentmoor Retirement Community, typically spends much of his time networking and providing tours of the University City residence, which has a significant Jewish population.These days, though, the Brentmoor,...

JF&CS awarded $50k to support city seniors

July 5, 2018

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) has been awarded $50,000 by the St. Louis City Seniors Fund during its inaugural year of grant funding. The Fund, which was established by passage of the Seniors Count Ballot Initiative, will help St....

Active aging/volunteer fair for seniors at B’nai Amoona

August 17, 2017

A senior fair to encourage dynamic aging entitled “Living Life with Gusto and Purpose” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Guller Banquet Hall at Congregation B’nai Amoona.  The fair is intended for seniors throughout the greater...

The 2017 Covenant Place Senior Prom will take place Sunday, Feb. 12. Pictured above is a file photo from 2014. 

YPD, Covenant Place plan ‘Senior Prom’

January 26, 2017

The Young Professionals Division (YPD) of Jewish Federation of St. Louis is sponsoring the fifth annual Covenant Place Senior Prom from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Milford & Lee Bohm Social Hall on the lower level of Covenant Place II, 8...

Karen Berry Elbert is manager of St. Louis NORC.

Vote yes on Prop S to fund senior services

By Karen Berry Elbert October 26, 2016

Proposition S will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. If passed, it would levy a tax of 5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for the purpose of providing services to people age 60 or older. Baby boomers...

Jewish seniors program plans stadium tour

May 26, 2016

Jewish Seniors on the MOVE, a new program for St. Louis Jewish seniors enjoy day trips, tours, food, and friends, will host a lunch at Cardinals Nation and Busch Stadium tour on Monday, June 20.The event, the second of four events planned, takes place...

Shaare Emeth Rabbi Emeritus Jeffrey Stiffman speaks to participants of Seniors on the Move during a tour of the former Shaare Emeth building in University City. Photo: Andrew Kerman

St. Louis Jewish history tour kicks off new program for seniors

By Margaret Gillerman, Special to the Jewish Light April 27, 2016

The Biddle Street neighborhood once bustled with Jewish merchants hawking everything from pickles and knishes to dry goods and shoes.Roxanne Weisman’s grandparents used to live in that colorful old Jewish neighborhood.Later, her family became part...

A view of the Cedars of Town and Country in 2014. Lutheran Senior Services is purchasing the senior care facility.  

Lutheran group purchasing Cedars facility

By Margaret Gillerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 13, 2016

The Cedars of Town and Country, a senior care center with deep Jewish roots, is changing ownership again with a sale to Lutheran Senior Services. The senior center also will have a new name — its third in about five years — to Mason Pointe, effective...

Cedars will have new owner

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light July 28, 2010

As part of an agreement between its mortgage holder and its not-for-profit board, the century-old Cedars at the JCA is set to transition to new ownership at the beginning of the month. "Some people may not say it but I feel we've done the best we could...

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