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

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Patrick Smith July 18, 2018

Alex Bregman posing with the MVP trophy after his home run helped the American League defeat the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 17, 2018. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Ryan Pierse October 2, 2017

Yarden Gerbi of Israel celebrating victory over Miku Tashiro of Japan during the women’s bronze medal judo bout on day four of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 9, 2016. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

A St. Louis native, Sarah Weinman writes a weekly visual arts blog for the Light (stljewishlight.com/art)

Intersection of sports and art

BY SARAH WEINMAN August 16, 2012

I was curious about the exhibition "Kevin Carroll: The Art of Sport + Play" in the Millstone Gallery at the Center for Creative Arts (COCA) because of its emphasis on sports. What do sports have to do with art? I wondered. A lot, as it turns out. The...

Wendell Roehrs competes in the triple jump event during the 32nd Annual Senior Olympics. File photo: Mike Sherwin

JCC gears up for ’12 Senior Olympics

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 16, 2012

Participation in the 33rd Annual St. Louis Senior Olympics spans the generations from the Baby Boomers to the Greatest Generation, ranging from hordes of 50-year-olds who finally reached the qualifying age to pairings of parents and their grown children...

Mitzvot from the heart: Benjamin Pomerantz

May 18, 2011

Benjamin Pomerantz Congregation Shaare Emeth Benjamin believes that all kids should be able to be active and have fun. That is why he chose to be a "buddy" with Challenger Baseball, a league for children and adults with developmental disabilities. "I...

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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