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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 J Hosts 142nd Annual Meeting and celebrates award winners

The J Hosts 142nd Annual Meeting and celebrates award winners

Published May 31, 2022

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center held its 142nd Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 25.  Each year at the meeting, the J reflects on the past year and looks ahead to the future with the welcoming of new board members and officers. Volunteers, community...

Galia Movitz and Milton Movitz at the annual Yom Hazikaron ceremony at the Jewish Community Center.  

The J plans events for Israel’s Memorial Day, Independence Day

Published April 27, 2022

The Jewish Community Center will hold events next week marking Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Yom Hazikaron The J invites community members to participate in two free programs to honor...

Jason Alexander

J’s fundraising gala will feature Jason Alexander

Published November 4, 2020

The J’la, the St. Louis Jewish Community Center’s annual fundraising gala, will take place virtually this year, on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and feature actor Jason Alexander.“To match the energy of an in-person event, we knew an A-list entertainer...

Pink Out at the J offers morning of exercise, education and wellness

Pink Out at the J offers morning of exercise, education and wellness

Published October 25, 2019

The Jewish Community Center’s Sharsheret program works to improve the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach....

By the Numbers: The J

By the numbers: The J

Published October 24, 2019

Ever wonder how many towels the Jewish Community Center goes through in a week when the pools are open during the summer? Or how many people volunteer there?We posed those questions and more to Lisa Marucci, director of marketing and communications at...

The community is invited to Lynnie’s Light for Life, a Sept. 5 event celebrating the life of Lynne Palan and raising funds for Nishmah and Sharsheret Supports.  

Nishmah, the J plan 2nd annual Lynnie’s Light for Life event

Published August 23, 2019

The family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), Nishmah and the Jewish Community Center invite the community to commemorate this inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex -...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Longtime J instructor shares tips on keeping fit

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished November 25, 2018

Not too many people have both bodybuilding awards and a microbiology degree in their collection of momentos but Cathleen Kronemer isn’t just any person. Now age 57, the longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center didn’t even get into...

Participants work out in the Jewish Community Center gym at the 2017 ‘Pink Out at the J’ event.

The J plans ‘Pink Out at the J’ for breast cancer awareness

Published October 19, 2018

To promote breast cancer awareness, the Jewish Community Center’s Sharsheret program will hold “Pink Out at the J on Oct. 28. The event is Sharsheret’s annual group exercise “marathon” and community-building event.Sharsheret exists to help women...

The Maccabeats will be one of several musical acts performing at the Sababa festival Oct. 14.   

Sababa festival will highlight Jewish arts, culture, food

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 4, 2018

Jewish arts, music, food and culture will take center stage during a festival debuting this month. The inaugural Sababa Jewish Arts and Culture Festival will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, at Washington University. Sababa — the word is Modern Hebrew slang...

Felicia Malter, Installed as the J’s new board chair.

Felicia Malter installed as J board chair

Published July 6, 2017

The Jewish Community Center installed Felicia Malter as its new board chair during the J’s annual meeting in May.“[Malter] has been at the front of many of the most important decisions we’ve made at the J in the past few years. I’m thrilled to...

Denise M. Kalos, chief operating officer of AFFIRMATIVhealth

Adult Day Center at the J plans Alzheimer’s presentation

Published June 8, 2017

The Jewish Community Center’s Adult Day Center will hold a community open house June 15, with a presentation  on “Alzheimer’s Disease: Foresight is 20/20,” looking at “alternative, holistic cognitive strategies and intervention.”According...

What’s next in your life? Check out Primetime Expo

Published October 19, 2016

The Jewish Light’s annual Primetime Expo will be held from noon to 3 pm Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.Hear great talks from such notable speakers as Alan Spector who will discuss...

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