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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

Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan and Jonah Hill as Donnie star in ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.’  

On screens big and small, and on the soccer field

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light July 19, 2018

At the Movies: Opening soon “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” is based on the true-life story of the late John Callahan (JOAQUIN PHOENIX, 48. Phoenix’s mother is Jewish and he identifies as a secular Jew). Callahan’s severe alcoholism...

Sari Cohen, right, and Megan

Sari Cohen, Congregation United Hebrew

May 2, 2012

For her mitzvah project, Sari volunteered at SPENSA, Special Needs Soccer Association, a non-profit St Louis-based soccer program for young people who have mental or physical disabilities. Daughter of Ellie and Scott Cohen of Wildwood, Sari loves soccer...

The St. Louis girls’ soccer team in August, 2010. Top row: Danielle Korein, Emily Muchnick, Coach Korien, Taylor Gold and Andrea Stiffelman. Middle row: Libby Kaiser, Malia Berner, Johanna Eisenberg, Kendall Karon and Leah Cohen. Front row: Mira Tanenbaum and Zoe Wolkowitz.

Maccabi Games offer competition, community, and sportsmanship

BY Jennifer Rubin, FRESHMAN, PARKWAY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL May 11, 2011

It's almost summer, and the Maccabi Games are just around the corner. Each year, more than 7,000 Jewish teens participate in the Maccabi Games sporting competition. The games occur in different places each year, but once every four years, they take place...

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