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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

Birth announcement: Austin Micah Brandvein

Birth announcement: Austin Micah Brandvein

July 17, 2020

Lindsay and Adam Brandvein of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their son, Austin Micah Brandvein, on May 15, 2020, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Austin is the grandson of Teri and Harvey Brandvein, Sherri Waxman and Brent Waxman, all of St....

Birth announcement: Lila Kate Cherry

Birth announcement: Lila Kate Cherry

July 17, 2020

Ben and Meredith Cherry of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Kate Cherry, on  June 30, 2020 in Chesterfield, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Lila is the granddaughter of Don and Robyn Cherry of St. Louis, and Scott and...

Lavi-Hoffman Wedding

Lavi-Hoffman Wedding

July 17, 2020

Gilat Lavi and David Hoffman were married March 4, 2020 at Kibbutz Hulde in Israel. Rabbi Daniel Waltman officiated. Gilat is the daughter of Estelle and Schachar Lavi of Karnei Shomron, Israel. She is the granddaughter of Eva and Victor Goldberg...

The Kalishman family

KALISHMAN BAR MITZVAH

July 2, 2020

Jeremy Kalishman became a bar mitzvah during a virtual ceremony on Zoom (a “Zoom Mitzvah”) on May 9. More than 200 people in 109 households watched Jeremy on Zoom as Rabbi Jim Bennett and Cantor Seth Warner of Congregation Shaare Emeth led the service...

Marlowe Elizabeth Himidian

Birth Announcement: Marlowe Elizabeth Himidian

June 18, 2020

Eden and Haig Himidian of Chicago would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Marlowe Elizabeth Himidian, on March 26, 2020, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces.Marlow is the granddaughter of Judith and Michael Newmark of St. Louis, and Ani Himidian...

Kayla Spector and Tony Palumbo

Spector-Palumbo Engagement

June 18, 2020

Kayla Melissa Spector and Tony Michael Palumbo have announced their engagement.Kayla is the daughter of Lynn and Michael Spector of Chesterfield. She is the granddaughter of the late Ruth and late Jack Shapiro, Renee Goodman and the late Robert Spector,...

Levy-Braslow Wedding

Levy-Braslow Wedding

June 18, 2020

Sara Lynn Levy and Jeremy Braslow were married Nov. 3, 2019 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, where Rabbi Alexis Erdheim officiated. Sara Lynn is the daughter of Mimi and Marty Levy of Chesterfield, and the granddaughter of the late Jean and the late...

Essman-Berich Engagement

Essman-Berich Engagement

April 27, 2020

Natalie Essman and Alex Berich have announced their engagement.  Natalie is the daughter of Richard and Vicki  Essman of Olivette. She is the granddaughter of Herbert and Sue Orenstein, Betty Shaikewitz Morgan, the late Joe Shaikewitz and the late...

Marks-Mazur Engagement

Marks-Mazur Engagement

April 27, 2020

Abbi Marks and Joshua Mazur have announced their engagement. Abbi is the daughter of Gila Marks of Kibbutz Yahel, Israel and Mitchell Marks, z’’l. Joshua is the son of Rick and Anne Mazur of Chesterfield.Abbi graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem...

Williams Birthday Celebration

Williams birthday celebration

January 30, 2020

On Dec. 26, the Williams family celebrated the 91st birthday of Maurice Williams. Williams has three sons, 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Pictured with Williams (seated at center) are Susan and Brett Williams, Marcy and Rick Williams, Laura...

Sally-Weinstein Engagement

Salky-Weinstein Engagement

January 30, 2020

Ellie R. Salky, daughter of Molly and Kenny Salky of St. Louis, and Jared R. Weinstein, son of Randi and Ellis Weinstein of Pittsburgh, Pa., have announced their engagement. Ellie is the granddaughter of Lee and Burney Salky of St. Louis, Pat and George...

Simcha Lourie will be the featured speaker at ‘The Events Event: 20/20 Vision for Life’s Celebrations,’ on Feb. 20 at Westwood Country Club.  

Coming in February: ‘The Events Event: 20/20 Vision for Life’s Celebrations’

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 16, 2020

The Jewish Light is planning a series of special events this year, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 20 with a luncheon at Westwood Country Club called “The Events Event: 20/20 Vision for Life’s Celebrations.” More than 20 tables will be beautifully designed...

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