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

JOLT offers summer sampler events in May and June

May 16, 2012

JOLT: Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens is offering a summer sampler of events over three separate evenings: May 31, June 6 and 14.  Teens entering grades 8-12 are invited for the “sampler” events, which take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

Israel’s deputy embassador to speak at J Street confab

JTA March 21, 2012

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli diplomat will speak at J Street's annual conference. "This year, a representative of the embassy will participate in the annual J Street conference,"said  a statement from the organization issued Tuesday. "The deputy chief of...

Protesters raising a banner reading in France, we kill Blacks, Jews, and Arabs during a silent demonstration in Paris, March 20, 2012.

Toulouse attack leaves French Jewish community shaken

By Dana Kennedy, JTA March 20, 2012

PARIS—When Arie Bensemhoun, a Jewish community leader in Toulouse, woke up Tuesday morning, he thought for a moment that the horrific shooting of three children and a rabbi at a local Jewish school might just have been a bad dream.Like others in the...

Block Yeshiva to debut ‘Ari and The Chocolate Factory’

February 22, 2012

The Block Yeshiva High School girls will perform "Ari & the Chocolate Factory" on Tuesday, March 13 at the West County YMCA in Chesterfield.  The production is for women only and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children 13 and under.  Doors...

Psychotherapist leads monthly groups at TI

February 1, 2012

Jan Nykin, M.Ed., LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice who also has para-rabbinic certification, is leading two groups which meet monthly at Temple Israel. Both groups are open to the community:• Life in Transition meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on...

French rabbi questioned in rape of minor females

JTA REPORT January 18, 2012

A founder of the French Liberal Jewish movement was questioned on suspicion that he raped several female minors. French media reported Tuesday that Rabbi Daniel Farhi, 70, was questioned the same day at a police station in Paris. He has denied the accusations....

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