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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The Vaad Hoeir is helping provide a home for Jewish families to stay in while  they are in St. Louis for medical procedures or treatments. 

A house of healing for Jewish families

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer October 13, 2016

A few months ago, Eliezer Hayoun planned a visit to St. Louis from Israel because his son needed serious surgery, and he couldn’t believe what the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis was telling him: It would provide him and his family with free room and board...

Dr. Martin Boyer

Microsurgery — and harvesting vegetables — keep this doctor busy

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 15, 2012

Microsurgery certainly can be challenging — but Dr. Martin Boyer contends that tending to the organic garden in his backyard in 107-degree weather also is difficult.   “I’ve managed to keep it watered, keep it going,” said Boyer, 48. “I have...

Song about schnoz has Jewish plastic surgeon in hot water

JTA March 15, 2012

A Jewish plastic surgeon in Miami is under an ethics investigation after commissioning a Jewish band to write a song about a Jewish teen with a big nose. Dr. Michael Salzhauer, 40, hired The Groggers, a Jewish punk-rock band, to write a song and make...

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