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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

As part of the Jewish Community Center’s Jewish Community Night at Busch Stadium, children ages 5-16 who are attending are invited  to help Jewish rock musician Rick Recht (above) sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ on the field during the Cardinals game Aug. 8.

News & Schmooze: Kosher ‘cuing

By Ellen Futterman, Editor July 17, 2013

Few foods inspire as much personal pride and bravado in terms of their preparation and taste as barbecue. Wet or dry, slow-cooked over indirect heat on a charcoal grill or smoked in a gas smoker, barbecue chefs can spend as much time debating technique...

Jewish Rock Festival artists

Festival convenes Jewish rock’s top artists

By Barry Gilbert, Special to the Jewish Light February 6, 2013

About 13 years ago, Rick Recht discovered that his musical gifts could be used for more than simply entertaining a secular audience. That epiphany has led to an Internet radio station that streams Jewish rock music, a leadership training organization...

Todd Herzog and Rick Recht end last year’s  Songleader Boot Camp at the JCC. This year, the first three days of the boot camp will be part of a new initiative, the Jewish Rock Radio RockFest, featuring a variety of nationally touring Jewish musicians. Photo: Yana Hotter

‘Bootcamp’ has proven to be a national draw for Jewish songleaders

By Barry Gilbert, Special to the Jewish Light February 6, 2013

Kindergarten teacher Val Toskin had a bit of a problem. Her pupils at the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School were just not responding to her song leading as enthusiastically as she thought they should, and her confidence was taking a hit. “I love...

 

A bit of STL in the AIPAC village

BY MARCY CORNFELD March 4, 2012

Just strolling through the newly set up bookstore in the "AIPAC Village," we stumbled on a little bit of home---CDs by Rick Recht! What's the AIPAC Village? It's the place to find all kinds of displays about Israel, hear authors, see Israeli movies and...

Fifteen members of the 33-person St. Louis delegation to the 2011 AIPAC Policy Conference meet with Rep. Todd Akin in his office after the recent Policy Conference in Washington.

Live from AIPAC conference: Blogging from STL co-chairs

BY RICK CORNFELD March 3, 2012

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has always considered its annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., to be three of the most important days affecting the U.S.-Israel relationship. This year, they are even more important. The conference,...

Cantor Ron Eichaker from United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis
traveled with his wife, Heidi, to lead Shabbat services in Joplin,
Mo. at the city’s sole synagogue, also called United Hebrew.
Eichaker visited the site with one congregant of the Joplin
synagogue who lost his home during the devastating tornado that
struck the city. While the congregant, Steve Fisher, was speaking
with a FEMA representative, Cantor Eichaker offered three prayers:
 the afternoon Shabbat prayers facing East; then, facing St. John’s
Hospital, he offered the Eil Malei Rachamim for the dead and a Mi
Shebeirach for the living, the volunteers and professionals
involved in the clean up.

Live, from St. Louis, It’s ‘Friday Night Live’

By Ellen Futterman, Editor February 15, 2012

Earlier this month, United Hebrew Congregation began broadcasting its Friday night Shabbat services live from its website at www.unitedhebrew.org. Anyone who has access to a computer and cannot physically be in attendance can simply log in and view and...

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