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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

A candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., Aug 6, 2012.

In Wisconsin, Jews seek ways to help Sikhs after Milwaukee shooting

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA August 7, 2012

Almost as soon as she heard the news about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Elana Kahn-Oren’s phone started ringing. As director of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Kahn-Oren fielded call after...

Illuminated art lights the path for nighttime visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Chinese Lantern Festival.

Remembering Aaron

By Lois Caplan June 20, 2012

AARON SANDLER, as many of you knew, was my significant other for seven wondrous years. We met in Sarasota, then his home, where we enjoyed the Florida weather and cultural offerings of the city. Our pets — Elsie, my shih tzu, and Lili, his poodle —...

Irwin B. Hoffman

Irwin B. ‘Hefty’ Hoffman, 94; chaired JFed Campaign

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 13, 2012

Irwin B. “Hefty” Hoffman, retired former president and co-owner of the Gale-Sobel clothing manufacturing firm and former chairman of the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign in the 1970s, died Thursday, June 7, 2012.  He was 94 and had been a resident...

Yuval Halaf

Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration to feature Israeli musician

May 2, 2012

Join the community at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex gym on Sunday, May 6 to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.  All ages are welcome to enjoy activities, entertainment and food, featuring the return appearance...

B’nai Amoona plans auction event

April 18, 2012

Congregation B’nai Amoona is rolling out the red carpet for “Super Auction Take-2” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The community is invited to attend this Hollywood-themed fundraiser, which includes two auctions, hearty appetizers, decadent desserts,...

YPD, Hillel, SolomonInitiative plan young adult volunteer day

April 18, 2012

Young professionals, families with children, couples, and college students have an opportunity to make a difference in the St. Louis community during a Sunday afternoon volunteer project. Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division, St. Louis Hillel...

Cottage cheese deliveries halted in Israel

JTA March 18, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Workers from the Tnuva dairy company in Israel have halted the distribution of cottage cheese to stores as part of a labor dispute, reminicent of last summers boycotts over economic inequality. The workers chose cottage cheese because it...

St. Louis Hillel announces Passover offerings

March 14, 2012

St. Louis Hillel is looking for families willing to open their homes and share a warm, home-away-from-home Passover experience with students.  Through Hillel’s annual Passover Home Hospitality Program, community members can host one or more students...

Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative kicks off April 1

March 14, 2012

The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative, a new program providing an opportunity for Jewish young adults to help “repair the world,” will kick off with its first event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1.  The event, “Board Game Day...

Israeli court rules that lesbian couple can both be child’s mother

JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli court has ruled that both members of a lesbian couple who had a child together can be recognized as the child's mother. The egg of one of the women was fertilized with donated sperm and implanted in the second woman's uterus....

Orthodox ballers sue Texas school school district

JTA March 1, 2012

NEW YORK -- The captain of an Orthodox high schol basketball team has sued a Texas public school district over the refusal to accomodate a request to reschedule tournament games that conflict with the Jewish sabbath. In a suit filed Thursday in U.S....

Shaare Zedek Synagogue to host CyclingSavvy courses in March

February 29, 2012

The social action committee of Shaare Zedek Synagogue is hosting CyclingSavvy, a series of traffic cycling courses. “Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling,” a three-hour classroom session, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14,...

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