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

The community is invited to Lynnie’s Light for Life, a Sept. 5 event celebrating the life of Lynne Palan and raising funds for Nishmah and Sharsheret Supports.  

Nishmah, the J plan 2nd annual Lynnie’s Light for Life event

August 23, 2019

The family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), Nishmah and the Jewish Community Center invite the community to commemorate this inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex -...

Participants work out in the Jewish Community Center gym at the 2017 ‘Pink Out at the J’ event.

The J plans ‘Pink Out at the J’ for breast cancer awareness

October 19, 2018

To promote breast cancer awareness, the Jewish Community Center’s Sharsheret program will hold “Pink Out at the J on Oct. 28. The event is Sharsheret’s annual group exercise “marathon” and community-building event.Sharsheret exists to help women...

The first installment of the Jewish Lights new comic Sarah & Abra, which appeared March 2, 2016. The comic is created by Audrey Soffa.

Introducing the Light’s new comic; going ‘Positively Pink’

Ellen Futterman, Editor March 2, 2016

Funny girl(s)We’re getting a jump-start on spring by adding a few new features to the Light, and would like your feedback. For starters, check out “Sarah & Abra,” an original comic strip about single young Jewish women roommates, created by...

Rifky Atkin, left, with her mother, Ethel, and twin sister, Chavie, told a Sharsheret teleconference of the difficulty about not knowing her medical past.

For two kinds of ‘survivors,’ filling in the gaps on family medical history

By Suzanne Kurtz, JTA August 18, 2010

WASHINGTON - A crucial question that doctors routinely ask patients left Rifky Atkin speechless. Diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer, Atkin was exploring treatment options when her surgeon asked, "Is there a family history of breast cancer in your...

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