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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

Susan Sherman poses in a Chloe print sheath dress with open back and Christian Louboutin sandals.

The long and shorts of summer style

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished August 15, 2012

There are certain women who always seem to look terrific, even when they’re schlepping about in what seems to have become the standard St. Louis schlepping uniform, Lululemon workouts. Susan Sherman is one of these women. We’d hate her if she weren’t...

Phyllis Markus

Community Against Poverty program breaks ground on north St. Louis playground

Published August 8, 2012

Pre-school age children at an early childhood center in north St. Louis will soon have a new outdoor play space thanks to an interfaith early childhood pilot program coordinated by the Community Against Poverty (CAP) coalition.  The new playground will...

From left, Reggie Moore, Hala Assadi, Ali Hassarmi, Hla Assadi, Meghan Clark and Max Pepose perform at Central Reform Congregation last week. The performers are part of the St. Louis Flying Arches and the Galilee Circus from Israel.

Circus troupes bridge cultural divides

By Lauren Leone, St. Louis Beacon, stlbeacon.orgPublished August 8, 2012

The Galilee Circus, a Jewish-Arab circus youth troupe, happily find themselves in the circus ring with new and old friends from the St. Louis Flying Arches, a youth circus troupe from the city’s only social circus school, Circus Harmony. The troupes...

Jeff Altman with Fredbird

Mitzvah lands lifelong Cards fan first pitch honors

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished August 8, 2012

When he was 7 or 8 years old, Jeff Altman remembers telling his Grandpa Altman that his dream was to one day throw out the opening pitch at a Cardinals game. He even said as much to his wife, Kimi, when they went on their first date 27 years ago.He most...

Laurie Goldberg

Top 10 single cities in the U.S.

By Laurie GoldbergPublished August 2, 2012

I'm sure you won't be surprised that St. Louis did not make the top 10 list for the best cities to be single in, in a recent survey by Kiplingers.com. I bet you will be surprised by some of the cities that did make the list.In my situation, it doesn't...

A photograph by fine art photographer David Coblitz. Coblitz’s show runs from Friday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 29 at the new Ober-Anderson Gallery in Kirkwood.

Games, art, kudos and roses

By Lois CaplanPublished August 2, 2012

AN ALL-GAMES PARTY sounds to me like bingo or poker, neither of which is a favorite.  Now Hadassah is planning my idea of a perfect all-games party from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 5 at Crown Center, 8350 Delcrest Drive in University City. In...

Rabbi Hershey Novack

What’s hot to read this summer

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished August 2, 2012

So what are you reading this summer?When we posed that question to a number of St. Louis area rabbis and Jewish professionals, we received a wide variety of enthusiastic responses. In some cases, the books choices were light and breezy — kind of how...

Letters to the editor, week of Aug. 1, 2012

Published August 1, 2012

Back to School successOn Sunday, July 22, I was witness to the heartwarming scene of the St. Louis community coming together to help our neighbors during the annual Back-to-School! Store, a project of the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section,...

Myron Jaffe

Myron Jaffe, 91; businessman, passionate Zionist

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished July 18, 2012

Myron Jaffe, who with his late wife founded Admiral Rental and Sales Co., a successful health equipment and party and event furniture rental business, and who was an early and passionate supporter of Zionism, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Princeton,...

Nathan Englander

Englander bestseller picked for Big Jewish Community Read

Published July 18, 2012

The 2012 Big Jewish Community Read — a series of community literary events on a particular book, including a visit by the author for the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival — will focus on Nathan Englander’s new, bestselling collection of short stories,...

A menorah is visible in the second-story window above the Kingshighway entryway to the old Jewish Hospital building.

Jewish Hospital building razing raises memories

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished July 11, 2012

Earl Payne had some great experiences at Jewish Hospital but one of the most memorable was when he took a Passover meal up to an elderly woman. He had been warned that the lady seemed angry at the world and wouldn’t speak with staff. “I said ‘shalom,’”...

A St. Louis native, Sarah Weinman writes a weekly visual arts blog for the Light (stljewishlight.com/art)

A potpourri of art at St. Louis Artists’ Guild exhibition

BY SARAH WEINMANPublished July 11, 2012

What do all of the artworks have in common in the show Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition 2012 at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild? Not much. That’s the beauty of this exhibition, held on the first and second floors of the Guild. There's...

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