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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

The renovated Staenberg Family Mikvah, located on the Millstone Campus. 

Dedication of new mikvah to take place Sunday, Oct. 31

Published October 25, 2021

The St. Louis Jewish community is invited to the chanukas habayis (dedication) of the newly renovated Staenberg Family Mikvah Building (Mikvah Shaindel Malkah) of St. Louis, located at 4 Millstone Campus Drive. Festivities, which include a ribbon cutting,...

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Letters to the editor: Jan. 27, 2021

Published January 27, 2021

‘For the People Act’ deserves supportVoting rights are among the most fundamental rights in a democratic society.  Recent events, like the Jan. 6 U. S. Capitol riots, showed just how fragile voting rights are in society.  Despite an absence of...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2021

Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2021

Published January 14, 2021

Staenberg family’s generosity deserves community's deepest gratitudeIn my 50+ years of residence in St. Louis, I have never written to the Jewish Light. However, learning of Michael Staenberg’s decision to step back from lead fundraising I wish to...

Philanthropist and businessman Michael Staenberg has been a major supporter of Jewish institutions in many communities, including St. Louis, Denver, Omaha and Kansas City. 

Philanthropist hopes community will be inspired to step up, run with fundraising leadership torch

By Michael StaenbergPublished December 31, 2020

My father, Marty Staenberg, was a role model and inspiration. He taught me to work hard for what I wanted and never to forget that no matter what I earn, part of it should go to tzedakah, to helping others. It is a lesson that has served me well throughout...

Rick Recht

Rick Recht leading ‘Flagpole’ series of online community rallies

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished April 29, 2020

If you’re wanting a meaningful community connection during this time of sheltering at home, consider this interactive, music-filled event being launched by the Staenberg Family Foundation. The St. Louis Jewish Community Flagpole, a community rally...

Scott Berzon

Teamwork: An update from the Light’s executive director

By Scott Berzon, Executive DirectorPublished July 11, 2019

Last weekend, we watched as the Women’s USA World Cup team did what they do best: win. At times along their path to the championship, the team made it look effortless, but each and every victory was due to dedicated teamwork on and off the field. As...

Covenant Place II Cahn Building Ribbon Cutting

Staenberg Family Foundation funds matching challenge grant for Covenant’s Mirowitz Center

Published June 30, 2019

Michael and Carol Staenberg and the Staenberg Family Foundation, are funding $50,000 for a one-to-one matching challenge grant to raise funds that will support programs, resources and services offered at Covenant Place’s new Mirowitz Center, opening...


Jewish Light moves to free subscription model

By Scott Berzon, Jewish Light Executive DirectorPublished August 2, 2018

Starting today, the St. Louis Jewish Light is now available to readers free of charge, including those people who want home or office delivery. The major reason for making the change to free distribution from a subscription model is to get the paper...

St. Louis women selected for this year’s Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project are shown at a pre-trip meeting. 

St. Louis women selected for JWRP/ Jewish Federation Israel trip

Published June 15, 2017

Jewish Federation of St. Louis, with the support of the Staenberg Family Foundation, has again partnered with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) to offer women with children under 18 years old a nine-day journey through Israel. The St. Louis...

Jewish Light seeks community photos

Published May 4, 2017

The Jewish Light’s recent redesign includes the new Spotlight photos page (on page 23), supported by the Staenberg Family Foundation. Spotlight  will include a full page of color photos from Jewish community events. If your Jewish organzation, school...

In a 2007 file photo, Michael Staenberg (right) is shown with (from left) Jewish Community Center CEO Lynn Wittels, I.E. Millstone and Rabbi Brad Horwitz at a groundbreaking event for what would become the J’s Staenberg Family Complex. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Philanthropist’s gifts are more than money

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 27, 2017

Ask the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis about Michael Staenberg’s most valuable contribution to his agency, and the first answer Andrew Rehfeld gives doesn’t mention the philanthropist’s help with the $3.5 million renovation...

Staenberg Foundation awards more than $58,000 in ‘Anything Grants’

Published April 20, 2017

The Staenberg Family Foundation announced that 14 local Jewish organizations will be recipients of more than $58,000 though the Anything GrantsTM, aimed at helping organizations raise funds for a variety of needs. The recipients of this year’s Staenberg...

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