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

Susan Kottler has been a docent at many of St. Louis’ major cultural institutions, including the St. Louis Zoo.

Susan Kottler: Culture, education and compassion motivate work as volunteer, docent

By BILL MOTCHAN, Special to the Jewish Light May 25, 2018

Chat for a while with Susan Kottler and you’ll learn something new about St. Louis history. Or the St. Louis Zoo or the St. Louis Art Museum or the Pulitzer Arts Foundation or the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Kottler has been a docent at all four...

Robert Stein talks with young people at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club in April. Photo: Bill Motchan

Robert Stein: ‘Energetic and dedicated volunteer’ strives to make impact in community

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 24, 2018

Robert “Bob” Stein still remembers his first home visit to an immigrant family while volunteering for the International Institute. “I walk into the home and it was very hot,” said the 66-year-old. “The air conditioning was working but...

Arik Levy

Arik Levy: Easing the burden on ill out-of-towners

BY ERIC BERGER | STAFF WRITER May 24, 2018

Last spring, a Los Angeles man named Pejman learned that he had cancer in his bile duct, a tube connected to the liver, and would likely need a transplant.He met with doctors at LA-area hospitals and learned that the wait time for a liver transplant would...

Susie Spitzer Kinsella

Susie Spitzer Kinsella: Giving back is common denominator among wide variety of service projects

By Carol Wolf Solomon, Special to the Jewish Light May 24, 2018

Talking to Susie Spitzer Kinsella about her volunteer work is like hopping in a car with a NASCAR driver. You had better buckle your seat belt and hold on for dear life because she operates at maximum speed. Keeping up with her is a challenge.Whether...

Steve Gorin and Covenant Place Executive Director Joan Denison look at plans for Covenant’s new building project.

Steve Gorin: Legal, financial background helps nonprofits thrive

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 24, 2018

Being president of the board at Covenant Place during the biggest decision in its history was a tough job but Steve Gorin is quick to credit others for the accomplishment. “We had the right executive director in place,” recalls Gorin, 55, as...

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