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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

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Photos: Torah Prep celebrates new home

December 1, 2021

Leaders of the St. Louis Jewish community and University City gathered Sunday, Nov. 14 to celebrate the new home of Torah Prep School of St. Louis. Prior to Torah Prep’s move and renovation, the building at 8136 Groby Road was McNair Elementary...

University City School District’s Ronald E. McNair Administration Center on Groby Road. Photo: Eric Berger

U City eases path for move of Torah Prep girls school

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR July 23, 2020

Torah Prep School of St. Louis could soon have a new home for its girls division, but some University City residents see that as coming at the expense of the Black community.At a U City school board meeting July 9, public comments over whether to declare...

Torah Prep School of St. Louis students read a prayer after placing rocks atop headstones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in response to the recent vandalism.  For video clips of the project, visit stljewishlight.com/multimedia. Photos: Eric Berger

Florida child’s project honors those buried at Chesed Shel Emeth

By Eric Berger, Staff writer March 8, 2017

Ayel Morgenstern, a kindergarten student in Boca Raton, Fla., and her family were reading reports of the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery when one of them saw a familiar name atop a damaged headstone: Rebecca Pearl.It was Ayel’s great-great grandmother. “(Ayel)...

Torah Prep School of St. Louis recently reopened its girls’ division building on Olive Boulevard following a $2.5 million renovation. Photos: Eric Berger

Torah Prep completes $2.5 million renovation

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer December 28, 2016

Torah Prep School of St. Louis recently underwent a $2.5 million renovation of its girls division school in University City. The Orthodox school, which instructs students from preschool through eighth grade, now features a new roof, as well as new heating...

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