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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

To thrive, Conservative movement requires continuity in college

Douglas Kandl, JTA July 16, 2012

NEW YORK -- A Conservative Jew, I am a third-generation member of Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim in Cranford, N.J., was very active in the movement’s United Synagogue Youth and helped create a presence for Koach, the movement’s college program, at my...

Torah MiTzion Kollels international director Boaz Genut (left)
and Gilat Gastfraind, shlichim to St. Louis, are shown during a
breakfast Sunday at Bais Abraham Congregation, ending a four-day
conference held in St. Louis. For a gallery of images from the
events, visit www.stljewishlight.com. Photo: Yana Hotter

Conference of Israeli emissaries marks local Torah MiTzion’s growth

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light December 7, 2011

Boaz Genut has been back in Israel since 2006 but sometimes he still sounds like a St. Louisan. "Someone picked me up from the airport and was a little confused on how to go. I said just take 170 south and I'll direct you from there," laughed the rabbi,...

Students at Saul Mirowitz Day School - Reform Jewish Academy
nosh on freshly prepared veggies for lunch - and the school even
highlights a different vegetable or fruit each month. November, for
example, is broccoli month.

Making a big difference on a smaller scale

By Ellen Futterman, Editor November 23, 2011

We've gotten a little jiggy at the Jewish Light this week, talking about Thanksgiving and how it's a favorite holiday for many of us. In today's editorial, the boss calls it a holiday of faith, family and friends. I agree, though I'd add another "f" to...

Alex Tash preforms in the Parkway Central High School show choir
Pizzazz.Photo: Mia Kweskin

Teen embraces passion for entertaining

BY MIA KWESKIN, Junior, Parkway Central November 9, 2011

Talented, hilarious, unique, smart, reliable, friendly and determined-these are the words family and friends use to describe Parkway Central junior Alex Tash. But there's one more word describing Alex that people may be surprised to discover: Jewish.Born...

Kindergarten parents surround their children and reflect on the
milestone they are about to embark on at SMDS-RJA during their
Simchat Gan.Photo: Yana Hotter

RJA, Schechter take first step towards potential merger

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR © ST. LOUIS JEWISH LIGHT, 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. September 6, 2011

Hoping to bolster Jewish day school education in St. Louis, Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis (SSDS) and the Saul Mirowitz Day School- Reform Jewish Academy (RJA) have tentatively agreed to merge in the 2012-2013 school year, the Jewish Light...

Solomon Schechter receives reaccreditation

July 13, 2011

Solomon Schechter Day School, 348 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur, has received its reaccreditation from the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).According to William C. Rowe, interim Head of School, successful reaccreditation...

Students offer fresh perspective on remembering the Holocaust

By Sylvia L. Ginsparg June 29, 2011

On April 12, 1951, the Israeli Knesset designated the 27th day of Nissan as Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Typically, it is observed after Passover in a citywide service whereby survivors share their memories. Yahrzeit candles are lit, Kaddish...

Epstein Hebrew Academy middle school student Simcha Fremerman welcomes lower school student Yechiel Shulman during Epstein Hebrew Academy’s Baruch Habayim program. During the week of Parshas Vayeira (where Abraham displays his remarkable attribute of welcoming guests), EHA lower and middle school students were encouraged to reach out to each other with  treats and special hand-made notes to learn this important lesson.

Jews in the news

October 27, 2010

Block Yeshiva High School In September, Avital Shulman, a senior at Block Yeshiva High School received an Award of Excellence from the LMI/D3 Technologies Institute in recognition of her outstanding research accomplishments during the STARS program. Dr....

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