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

 

Jewish Community Center café changes menu, management

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light August 1, 2012

Herky’s J Café at the Jewish Community Center is about to undergo a remake of menu and management. The reason: not enough demand for kosher sandwiches and salads approved by the Vaad Hoeir. The café, located in the JCC’s Staenberg Family Complex...

Yelli (center) strikes a pose next to her parents, Chani and Rabbi Ze’ev Smason. Yelli is 11 years old and has Down syndrome. 

Child with Down syndrome has strong family support

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light June 13, 2012

Like many 11 year olds, Yelli Smason is happy, very sociable and loves animals. She is deeply spiritual as well — a fact her father, as a rabbi, is proud to relate.“On Thursday evening, when we’d talk about the upcoming Sabbath we’d say Shabbos...

Israel’s military chief leaves for U.S., Canada

JTA March 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz left for his first official visit to the United States and Canada. Gantz, who left Thursday on a trip that was delayed several days due to the violence on Israel's southern border, will meet with...

 

JCC responds to Bank of America suit over contract

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light March 2, 2012

Financial giant Bank of America has filed suit against the Jewish Community Center for breach of contract over issues related to repayment of bonds and a revolving line of credit, according to court documents. The bank launched the action against the...

Unsung Heroes 2011

Nominate the community’s Unsung Heroes

February 8, 2012

Volunteers. Advocates. Innovators. Those making a difference, whether by everyday service or extraordinary effort. These are just a few of the types the Jewish Light will honor with its third annual Unsung Heroes edition of Oy! Magazine and recognition ...

Settlers, officers hurt in outpost demolition

JTA January 19, 2012

JERUSALEM—Six West Bank settlers and three police officers were hurt during the demolition of an illegal outpost near Jericho. Settlers threw rocks at police early Thursday morning when they gathered at an outpost near Mitzpeh Jericho to raze six dwellings....

Rabbi Lazer Brody

‘Emuna’ translator Rabbi Lazer Brody to visit Dec. 8-10

December 7, 2011

The St. Louis Jewish community is invited to meet Rabbi Lazer Brody when he visits St. Louis Thursday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 10.Rabbi Brody is an internationally acclaimed speaker and translator of several bestselling books, including the widely...

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