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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

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

No pain, no gain? No way!

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Lifestyle/Weight Management Coach August 2, 2012

Whether you are a regular at the gym, or more of a weekend warrior, you are no doubt acquainted with the old adage, “No pain, no gain”.  In an effort to increase our levels of fitness, we often strive to out-perform what we accomplished during our...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Visualize your potential

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Lifestyle/Weight Management Coach July 19, 2012

If I asked you to close your eyes and picture something important, what would you see? You might be reliving a very special memory from a long time ago, or thinking about the next item on your very full “to-do” list. While there is definitely a place...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Souls need nourishment, too

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT June 7, 2012

Nathan Hale, the great American Patriot, is often credited with having uttered these immortal words: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." While the world today is a far cry from the times in which this famous soldier lived–...

Delia Ephron

Jewish Book Festival plans May events

April 25, 2012

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival will hold two special events in May—one featuring Delia Ephron and another with Neil Sedaka.  At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joins the Festival to present Girls Night Out with “Quirk...

Robert Protzel

Protzel Family lives on at Straubs

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light April 4, 2012

Robert Protzel’s name is synonymous with traditional Jewish fare in St. Louis. At the family business, Protzel’s Delicatessen, 7608 Wydown Boulevard in Clayton, he discovered as a child—he calls the store his babysitter—his love of making people...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

When the number doesn’t move

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT March 8, 2012

The decision to make changes in daily habits is a powerful one, difficult at times, but ultimately one that moves you in a positive direction. Once there is evidence of success, even baby steps can seem like giant leaps.  For many of my clients, being...

Block Yeshiva partners with foundation for raffle

February 22, 2012

Block Yeshiva High School is once again selling raffle tickets as part of a nationwide drawing through the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation. The deadline is March 18 to buy tickets.  For purchase of a $100 ticket, participants are eligible for the $100,000...

JCC Used Book Sale

Jewish Community Center plans Used Book Sale Feb. 5-9

January 25, 2012

The Jewish Community Center will hold a used book sale from Sunday, Feb. 5 through Thursday, Feb. 9 at the JCC's Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur. Sunday, Feb. 5 is preview day—the only day with an admission charge...

JCC Used Book Sale seeks new volunteers

November 9, 2011

The JCC Used Book Sale has two sales planned for 2012: The first begins Sunday, Feb. 5 and the second in August. In order to prepare for this large community event, additional volunteer markers are needed at the H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy to work on...

From left: the Swerve, Access and Fatbody backpacks the High
Sierra Sports Company

Putting the ‘back’ into back-to-school

By Leanne Ortbals,Jewish Light Intern August 3, 2011

Probably the most personal back-to-school purchase a student makes is a backpack. Given the dozens of styles, sizes, colors and features from which to choose, shopping for one can be more than a little overwhelming. So we did some homework to help students...

Ellen Futterman

Pet Smart: New columnist for the Light

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR June 29, 2011

Pet smartFor the past year or so, I've gotten inquiries from readers asking if the Jewish Light could offer a pet column. Starting July 6, I am pleased to announce a new monthly column on the subject of all things animals, "Ask Dr. Doug," by Dr. Doug...

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