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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

Lindy Drew is co-founder of Humans of St. Louis (humansofstl.org).

How Lindy Drew turned “Humans of St. Louis” into a viral success

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light April 6, 2021

Lindy DrewCo-founder of Humans of St. Louis (humansofstl.org)130,000 followers on FacebookWhen Lindy Drew posts content online, she aims high. Her goal is understanding, particularly on issues of racial equity, gender equality and LGBTQ rights. Drew is...

Dini Klein is a food host and founder of the blog Prep + Rally (prepandrally.com).

Inside the world of professional social media influencers: Dini Klein

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light April 5, 2021

Social media influencers are increasingly changing the media landscape by virtue of their popularity, with many having the power to affect purchasing among their many followers. Among the Jewish social media influencers with substantial audiences are...

Esther Santer – Fashion and lifestyle blogger (esthersanter.com).

Inside the world of professional social media influencers: Esther Santer

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light April 2, 2021

Social media influencers are increasingly changing the media landscape by virtue of their popularity, with many having the power to affect purchasing among their many followers. Among the Jewish social media influencers with substantial audiences are...

Stefani Pollack, the founder of Cupcake Project (cupcakeproject.com), is shown with her son, Myles.

Inside the world of professional social media influencers: Stefani Pollack

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light March 31, 2021

Social media influencers are increasingly changing the media landscape by virtue of their popularity, with many having the power to affect purchasing among their many followers. Among the Jewish social media influencers with substantial audiences are...

U.S. Rep. John Lewis speaks at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2012. Photo: Babette Rittmeyer

Instagram contest seeks college students’ takes on John Lewis’ legacy

By Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2020

Webster University and Dance the Vote are partnering on a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the 2020 elections in honor of John Lewis. ​Congressional representative Lewis' legacy is an essential part...

Holocaust / TikTok

Why are teens pretending to be Holocaust victims on TikTok? Please stop.

By Maddy Albert August 27, 2020

This commentary originally appeared on Alma.TikTok has become a central part of my social media diet while spending more time inside during the pandemic. Among the mix of very funny people and powerful political statements, a number of trends have popped...

Jill Goldwasser (left) and Kaitlyn Goldstein (right) eating curly fries in Jill’s first post at Sportsman’s Park in Ladue. Search @JillTriesMoreFries on Instagram to watch her current videos.

Ladue student’s Instagram food blog scores a 10 out of 10

By BRADFORD SIWAK, SENIOR, LADUE September 12, 2019

 If you spot Jill Goldwasser in a noisy restaurant, you may see her quiet a group of friends, open her iPhone’s camera application, hit record, greet hundreds of followers with a calm yet enthusiastic “Hi everyone!” and then review the French fries...

At a local thrift store, Corinne Char came upon two tefillin sets and a trove of old family photos. Through a widely shared Facebook post, Char was able to locate relatives of people pictured, and she returned the Judaica and the images.

Facebook sleuthing reunites thrift store finds with family

August 2, 2018

Corinne Char loves thrift shops. So it was not unusual for the 26-year-old social worker to stop by the Salvation Army store on Forest Park Parkway as she drove home from work last week.Perusing items behind a glass counter, she spotted a green velvet...

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