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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

Sheldon Low in the studio in 2016. Photo: Zach Dalin Photography

Couple work to repair the world with music

By Kayla Steinberg, Staff Writer July 25, 2019

In Sheldon Low’s family, music has been something of an heirloom, passed l’dor v’dor. The St. Louis native, 36, is a third generation songleader. His grandmother sang with singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman, and his father sang at Camp Ben Frankel...

Lucy Greenbaum is music and youth engagement coordinator at Congregation Shaare Emeth. Photo by Zach Dalin

Rising Jewish singer-songwriter takes baton at Shaare Emeth

By Kayla Steinberg, Staff Writer July 11, 2019

Lucy Greenbaum was always told she should become a cantor.  Before high school, music was just her side gig. She sang at open mics and coffeehouses, never taking her performances too seriously. But Greenbaum’s cantor urged her to participate in the...

Hazzan Joanna Dulkin takes part in a morning prayer service at the Songleader Boot Camp conference on Monday morning at the Jewish Community Center. Photo: Andrew Kerman

‘Boot Camp’ harmoniously melds Jewish leadership, music

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light February 17, 2016

When it comes to expressing the reason Jewish music in St. Louis is so special, Joanna Dulkin doesn’t hesitate. Standing in a hallway at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex, the former cantor of Shaare Zedek gestures at the man...

Jewish rock musician — and St. Louis native — Sheldon Low leads a session at a past Songleader Boot Camp Conference at the Jewish Community Center. Jewish Light file photo

Songleader Boot Camp Conference to feature top national faculty

January 28, 2016

The seventh annual Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) National Conference will bring some of the top nationally renowned leaders in Jewish life to the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur from Sunday, Feb. 14 to Tuesday, Feb. 16.The...

Songleader Boot Camp set for Feb. 15-17; will feature speaker series

January 28, 2015

One of the top Jewish leadership conferences in North America will convene at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, Feb. 15 to 17.  In its sixth year, the 2015 Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) National Conference...

Federation collaborates on local ‘Story of the Jews’ broadcast

By Repps Hudson March 19, 2014

KETC (Channel 9) is one of 10 PBS-affiliated stations around the country to receive a $10,000 grant from WNET in New York to help produce a local component to complement the five-part series, “The Story of the Jews.”“This involves things locally...

Todd Herzog and Rick Recht end the 2012  Songleader Boot Camp at the JCC. This year’s Songleader Boot Camp takes place Feb. 16-18. Jewish Light file photo: Yana Hotter 

International Songleader Boot Camp will take place at JCC in February

January 22, 2014

The fifth annual Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) national conference will take place in St. Louis on Feb. 16-18.SLBC is an intensive three-day national leadership training program at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus...

Jewish musician and SMJCS parent Rick Recht will perform at the close of a school open house event planned for Oct. 21. 

Mirowitz holds open house event ending with Rick Recht concert

October 23, 2013

The Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School will hold an open house event for prospective families on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the school, located at 348 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur. The event starts at 3 p.m., and will culminate in a concert by Jewish rock artist...

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