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

Participants at the ‘Walk in Support of Israel’ hold signs at the corner of Schuetz Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. More than 500 people attended the event, held in May. Photo: Andrew Kerman

Tumultuous 2017 brought joy, sadness to Jewish community

JEWISH LIGHT STAFF January 3, 2018

The year 2017 had its share of highpoints and lowpoints for the St. Louis Jewish community, perhaps the lowest of which came early in the year with a series of bomb threats to local Jewish institutions and the desecration of more than 150 headstones at...

Students and parents check out the total solar eclipse Monday at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, which was located in the path of totality. Mirowitz celebrated the solar eclipse ‘through a Jewish lens,’ with music by Mirowitz dad Rick Recht, and Jewish and secular eclipse learning. For a gallery of images from the event, visit stljewishlight.com/multimedia.  Photo: Bill Motchan

All eyes on the sky

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer August 23, 2017

In the weeks leading up to the total eclipse Monday, Dr. Jay Pepose, an ophthalmologist, saw a sliver of the worst of humanity. He said more than 50 people brought in glasses to his office that were billed online as being safe to use to look at the sun...

While prepping for a charity ride, bicyclist Rick Rovak (left) suffered serious injuries after an accident on Clayton Road, including (right) a deep laceration above his right eye, broken hips and a broken tailbone. Photo at left:  Scott Rovak

Wounded bicyclists, WashU honors, eclipse events

Ellen Futterman, Editor August 9, 2017

A (cautionary) tale of three Ricks and their bicyclesWhat are the chances that three local guys, each named Rick, would be in serious bicycle accidents this summer? In truth, one wasn’t so much a bicycle accident as a post-bicycle accident, but it happened...

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