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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

The Jewish Light's website is now .org — here’s why

The Jewish Light’s website is now .org — here’s why

May 20, 2021
The Jewish Light has launched a brand-new website: stljewishlight.org. Yes, that’s right, we are now a “dot org,” fully embracing our not-for-profit status. We’re hoping that you will help support the Light with a tax-deductible donation or even regular monthly donations. 
Jewish Light unveils new, customized email options

Jewish Light unveils new, customized email options

September 24, 2020

Starting next week, you can wake up with the news you want to read from the Jewish Light delivered directly to your inbox — and it’s completely free.Pick and choose among four customized e-newsletters or sign up for all of them. They include:• Latest...

An urgent appeal to our readers

An urgent appeal to our readers

Ellen Futterman, Editor April 2, 2020

During these isolating times, staying connected to friends, family and neighbors is more important than ever.While you follow orders to stay home, there is no organization that better connects you to the St. Louis Jewish community than your non-profit...

Jewish Light Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Robert A. Cohn takes notes at an August 2008 meeting. For many years, Cohn has been a frequent presence at St. Louis Jewish community events, with his cassette recorder, legal pad and pen, taking notes and recording audio. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Q&A with Bob Cohn: Five decades in Jewish journalism

By Ellen Futterman, Editor November 1, 2019

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Only Richard Nixon may have recorded more conversations than Robert A. “Bob” Cohn. And that’s just maybe. Anyone who has been interviewed by Bob — and by now that number has got to top 10,000...

Bob Cohn

What About Bob? Here’s What

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL October 31, 2019

2019 marks Bob Cohn’s 50th year with the St. Louis Jewish Light.We owe him our thanks. What do you call an 80-year-old man with a law degree who chose journalism over law, who has interviewed thousands of newsmakers over a 50-year journalism career,...

Gerry Greiman is a local attorney and Board Chair of Jewish Federation St. Louis.  

Why is Federation betting on the future of the Light?

By Gerry Greiman & Andrew Rehfeld August 2, 2018

Our mission at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is clear: mobilize the Jewish community and its resources to preserve and enhance Jewish life in St. Louis, in Israel and around the world. Executing that mission can be more complicated.We support nearly...

Scott Berzon

Jewish Light names new executive director

STAFF REPORT March 7, 2018

Scott Berzon has been selected as the new executive director of the St. Louis Jewish Light, effective March 19.For the past four years, Berzon, a St. Louis native, has been the director of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival and the Jewish Arts and Soul...

Steve Gallant

Jewish Light welcomes new board president

April 27, 2017

There are some familiar faces returning to the St. Louis Jewish Light Board of Trustees. Former board presidents Richard Flom, Gianna Jacobson and John Greenberg were installed as trustees at the Light’s annual meeting April 21 at a luncheon at the...

Light Publisher/CEO Larry Levin and Editor Ellen Futterman at the Jewish Light’s 50th anniversary gala in 2013.  Levin is leaving the Light at the end of this year.

When a boss is so much more

Ellen Futterman, Editor December 28, 2016

When a boss is so much moreOn my kitchen counter sits a tiny stainless steel clock, no bigger than a golf ball, which stopped working years ago. Chances are you wouldn’t notice it unless I pointed it out. But I keep it there because my late friend Harriet...

Alan Ludmer

Meet Alan Ludmer, the Light’s newest blogger

By Alan Ludmer November 9, 2016

My passion is guiding people through career searches.  I have been through personal career transitions myself, and on more than one occasion.  They were difficult journeys complete with their share of pain, fear, and uncertainty. Yet through the support...

Larry Levin will step down as Light Publisher/CEO at the end of 2016. He has led the paper since 2008. Photo: Lindy Drew

Jewish Light looks ahead to continued growth, journalistic excellence as Publisher/CEO steps down

November 9, 2016

Larry Levin will step down as Publisher and CEO of the St. Louis Jewish Light at the end of this year. “We are grateful to Larry for his leadership and dedication to the Light and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” said Jewish Light...

Jewish groups: Get listed in the ‘Guide to Jewish Life’

June 15, 2016

The St. Louis Jewish Light is currently preparing its annual Oy! Magazine Guide to Jewish Life and is seeking new Jewish organizations and congregations that were not listed in last year’s Guide to Jewish Life. The Guide serves as a directory for the...

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