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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

Koplar Properties opens new 192 room hotel in CWE

Koplar Properties opens new 192 room hotel in CWE

December 16, 2021

St. Louis' newest hotel is open for business! The seven-story AC Hotel St. Louis Central West End is located at 215 York Ave and features 192-rooms. The entire project was built from the ground up by St. Louis’ Koplar Properties. President of...

Circus Flora

Jewish acts, performers return to the Big Top of Circus Flora

Jordan Palmer October 9, 2021

After an unprecedented hiatus due to the pandemic, feats of daring and wonder have returned to the Grand Center Arts District! Circus Flora’s 35th season is underway running through October 31. In this year's show the Big Top becomes the courtroom,...

Bottles of David Hermelins kosher craft liqueurs: Righteous Seven, The Fifth Cup (which is kosher for Passover) and Righteous Seven Barrel Reserve.

Jewish St. Louis distiller has perfect spirit for Sukkot

September 19, 2021

If you’re stocking your bar for a festive Sukkot celebration, which begins September 21,  here’s a tip: Get a bottle of Righteous Seven liqueur. The award-winning spirit is inspired by the Old Testament and manufactured right here in the St. Louis...

Rudolph Betty. Mother and Betty on right. Uncle, Aunt and 2 cousins who perished in Holocaust.

The price St. Louisan Jutta Buder’ Christian family paid standing up against Nazis in Germany

August 10, 2021

Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors,...

In St. Louis, the Best and Worst of Times

In St. Louis, the Best and Worst of Times

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL September 5, 2019

The famous quote from the opening of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Tale of Two Cities” could be read as a description of the St. Louis area today: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of...

Any Way You Slice It

Any Way You Slice It

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALS April 4, 2019

A self-deprecating poem once branded St. Louis as “first in shoes, first in booze and last in the American League.”  A lot has changed over the years. St. Louis has lost some iconic shoe companies and is no longer numero uno in footwear. Anheuser-Busch,...

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BILL GREENBLATT/UPI August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve talks to the crowds while holding oil in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the...

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BILL GREENBLATT/UPI August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve anoints a protesters hands with oil in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the one...

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BILL GREENBLATT/UPI August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve is placed under arrest at the entrance of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the one year...

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, Editor 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

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...

Jeff Altman with Fredbird

Mitzvah lands lifelong Cards fan first pitch honors

By Ellen Futterman, Editor 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...

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