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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

Abby Decklue, director of clinical services, Parc Provence, Drew Newman (son of Stacey and Burt), Stacey Newman, Burt Newman, Ian Mackey (D-St. Louis County) Missouri House of Representatives, and Adam Schwadron (R-St. Charles) Missouri House of Representatives

Burt Newman honored by Missouri House for lifetime of achievements

BILL MOTCHAN , SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished July 25, 2022

Burt Newman, a longtime St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum docent, was recognized on July 21 for his efforts to raise awareness of the Holocaust. Newman received a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives honoring his lifetime achievements. The...

Meet Leib Dodell, the Jewish St. Louis entrepreneur who loves your dog

Meet Leib Dodell, the Jewish St. Louis entrepreneur who loves your dog

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished July 15, 2022

If you ask me, dogs get a bad rap when it comes to the Bible. Deuteronomy 23.19 equated dogs with prostitution saying "You shall not bring the fee of a whore or the pay of a dog*dog I.e., a male prostitute. into the house of your God יהוה in fulfillment...

JCA Charitable Foundation gifts $1 million to Crown Center campaign

JCA Charitable Foundation gifts $1 million to Crown Center campaign

Published February 15, 2022

Crown Center for Senior Living has received a $1 million grant from the JCA Charitable Foundation. The donation will help fund Crown’s construction project being undertaken to replace the original structure on their University City site. The project...

Koplar Properties opens new 192 room hotel in CWE

Koplar Properties opens new 192 room hotel in CWE

Published 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 PalmerPublished 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

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished September 19, 2021

If you’re stocking your bar for a festive Sukkot celebration, which begins October 9 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 area. Righteous...

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

Published 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 EDITORIALPublished 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 EDITORIALSPublished 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/UPIPublished 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/UPIPublished 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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FERGUSON

BILL GREENBLATT/UPIPublished 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...

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