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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

Some of the members of St Louis’ Jewish Motorcyclist Club, the Wandering Twos, attending the recent Jewish Motorcyclist Alliance convention, Ride2Remember, which was held in Cleveland. Pictured from left: Dr. Harvey Small, Ava Small, Steve Aroesty, Barbara Lowes, Debbie Fremerman and C.W. Scherer (also attending but not pictured were Simcha Fremerman and Neil Mandel). Next Summer, St. Louis is slated to be the host city.

Spotlight photos: Aug. 8, 2018

August 10, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Lisa Graivier Barnes (co-chair), Patty Croughan (co-chair), Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland award recipient Marilyn Fox, and Amy Cantor (co-chair).

Spotlight photos: May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Rabbi Carnie Rose, Cantor Shira Lissek and Cantor Sharon Nathanson. Photos: Jen Goldenberg

Spotlight photos: May 23, 2018

May 24, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

The St. Louis Kollel’s Torah & Turf Football League recently expanded to Torah & Turf Basketball. Games take place on Monday evenings at Brittany Woods Middle School. Four teams are already on board.

Spotlight photos: May 16

May 17, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Above: Temple Israel held its fifth annual Women’s Passover Seder. Pictured are mother-daughter duo Patty Bloom, director of admissions and marketing at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, and Alice Handelman, Jewish Light board member and community volunteer.

Spotlight photos: May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Jewish day school students from Epstein Hebrew Academy and Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School came together at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex for the annual Yachad event, planned by Torah Mitzion Kollel. Students from Yeshivat Kadimah High School assisted in the event, which is held in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Groups of students went through different stations and booths to learn about Israel through a variety of activities. The students then gathered in the gymnasium for a closing event and “Daglanot,”  a flag march. At one booth, children made fleece blankets that will be shipped and given out to “at risk” kids  from St. Louis’ sister city, Yokneam-Megiddo.  Photos: Mike Sherwin

Spotlight photos: April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer visited Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., last month and delivered the Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture, part of the college’s Association of Churchill Fellows annual induction ceremony. In his speech, titled “Churchill and Israel,” Dermer repeatedly thanked Winston Churchill for being a stalwart proponent for the formation of the State of Israel, even though he was often at odds with the British government and members of his own party over the issue. This year’s inductees were (from left) St. Louis attorney Neal F. Perryman, Ambassador Dermer, Morton “Mort” Harris and William Clark Durant III. The fifth inductee was St. Louis business leader Sam Fox, who was unable to attend.

Spotlight photos: April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Students enjoy a Kosher for Passover dinner at Mizzou Chabad. Each night throughout Passover Chabad at Mizzou offered Kosher for Passover dinners.Pictured from left: Chase Feldman, Josh Max and Sarah Lehman.

Spotlight photos: April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Above: At Shaare Emeth on March 27 the Board of Directors for New Mount Sinai Cemetery Association held its annual meeting to discuss operations and elect new officers for 2018. Pictured here left to right: Robert Sparks, 2nd Vice President; Neil Handelman, President; and Richard Brickson, 1st Vice President. Not pictured are Jim Eiseman, Treasurer; Robert Epstein, Assistant Treasurer; Norman Roth, Secretary; and Monica Simon, Assistant Secretary.

Spotlight photos: April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Earlier this month, a group of Jewish community members (and some Christian allies) traveled to Jefferson City to lobby on behalf of anti-BDS legislation in the Missouri Legislature (SB 849 and HB 2179). The group attended to show their support of the bill during the Senate floor debate. Some of the people attending were (from left) AJC-St. Louis Director Nancy Lisker, JCRC Senior Policy Associate Gavriela Geller, past JCRC Board President Harvey Schneider, JCRC Policy Chair Arlene Stiffman, Chayaraizel Flaks, State Sen. Jill Schupp (a co-sponsor of the bill), Ron Fredman, JCRC Executive Director Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, JCRC Board Member Paul Kravitz, Fran Kravitz, Michael Ginsburg and lobbyist David Winton. 

Spotlight photos: March 28, 2018

March 29, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Nishmah held its Women’s Shabbat Retreat last month at Cedar Creek Center in New Haven, Mo. Above, at a pre-Shabbat welcome reception, are Monique Parasram, Stephanie Ruter and Shelley Dean. 

Spotlight photos: March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

Women’s Philanthropy held a Purim Community Service Project.

Spotlight photos: March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

Thanks to generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, the Jewish Light's Spotlight page offers a full page of images of recent Jewish community events. Have a photo you would like to submit? Email...

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