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Cindy Levin. Photo: Bill Motchan

Advocacy leader’s work inspires others to become activists

BILL MOTCHAN, Special to the Jewish Light May 4, 2022

If you’ve ever signed a petition, written a letter to the editor or marched for a cause you believe in, you participated in a form of advocacy. It’s an act of free speech that can help call attention to important issues. Cindy Levin has made advocacy...

St. Louis author hopes to inspire parents to let kids ‘Fly!’

St. Louis author hopes to inspire parents to let kids ‘Fly!’

Ellie Grossman Cohen, Special to the Jewish Light April 19, 2021

Roots and wings, the two greatest gifts parents can give their children, are the foundation for Sheri Glantz’s new book, “Fly!” which launched just in time for Mother’s Day. The idea of the book was born when her middle child, Corey, graduated...

Howard Schwartz

Howard Schwartz to receive literary award

October 16, 2019

Howard Schwartz, the noted poet, essayist, novelist, editor, and expert on Jewish folklore and mythology, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2019 Tradition of Literary Excellence Award. The award, which was created in 2014 and is funded by the Municipal...

St. Louisan Beth Koritz is author of “Resilience Road: Exploring your Authentic Life Path.” 

Life coach helps people find their ‘authentic life path’

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light June 25, 2019

For Beth Koritz, it came on very suddenly. “I went from being fine to being lifted out of the car by a security guard at the hospital within 48 hours. That was my wake up call,” said the native St. Louisan, now 56. “The first words out of my mouth...

‘The Art of Conflict: Tales from the Courtroom’ by Michael A. Kahn and Alan C. Kohn; paperback, 218 pages, $14.95.

A blend of legal fact and fiction in ‘The Art of Conflict’

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 6, 2019

Over the years, I have reviewed and enjoyed the entire series of Rachel Gold novels by St. Louis attorney and author Michael Kahn, which chronicle the adventures of the formidable but endearing female lawyer and her brilliant, foul-mouthed sidekick Benny...

Vicki Atlas Israel

Reducing stress is within our power, author says

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 25, 2019

Vicki Atlas Israel wants parents and children to know they have the power to stress less. “I call it your inner power, your superpower,” the Congregation Shaare Emeth congregant said. “That can help us with making decisions. That can help us just...

Leonard Adreon served as a Marine combat corpsman during the Korean War. He recalls his experiences in his memoir, ‘Hilltop Doc.’ Photo: Bill Motchan

Korean War vet breaks 60-year silence on service

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light May 25, 2017

Imagine living through a horrific experience, then bottling up the memory for more than 60 years.Leonard Adreon did just that.Adreon, 90, served in the Korean War and bore witness to the gruesome, primal nature of ground combat. Afterward, he made a decision...

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