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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

Who is in this 1967 photo from United Hebrew?

Who is in this 1967 photo from United Hebrew?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished August 18, 2022

This week's "Blast From The Past" photo featured some well-mannered teenagers, sitting with copies of the Jewish Light. The only information on the photo, which is part of the Light’s archives, is that it was taken at United Hebrew in 1967. We asked...

United Hebrew Cantor Ron Eichaker recently completed rabbinical studies and received his ordination this spring.

Cantor becomes rabbi, luxury shopping, diary chronicles

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished July 18, 2018

While you were sleepingA favorite 2016 Jewish Light story of mine detailed Cantor Ron Eichaker’s mentoring of an Olympic hopeful in javelin throwing. Through the story readers come to know that Eichaker, whose cantorial day job is at United Hebrew,...

Executive board members of Washington University Israel Public Affairs Committee (WIPAC) pose with their awards after their chapter received the AIPAC 2018 “Campus Activist of the Year” Award. From left are WashU Hillel Assistant Director and WIPAC Advisor Miriam Ross-Hirsch, Geordan Neinstein, Micah Goldson, President Nate Turk, Jacob Scheinman, Kayla Steinberg, Immediate Past President Hannah Sinrich, former President and current AIPAC staffer Daniel Grey and WashU Hillel CEO, Jackie Levey.

At AIPAC, UH rabbi remembered for friendship with Truman; WashU group honored

By Eric Berger, Staff WriterPublished March 7, 2018

Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg sat on a bus in Israel during a July trip sponsored by an Israel advocacy organization when someone started discussing former President Harry Truman’s friendship with Eddie Jacobson, a Jewish businessman from Kansas City. Rosenberg,...

Service projects are underway at United Hebrew Congregation during the sixth annual Jewish-Muslim Day of Service on Dec. 25. United Hebrew was one of 25 volunteer service sites. Photo courtesy UH

Building bridges, showing unity

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished December 28, 2016

A very foggy Christmas Day didn’t deter participants in the annual Jewish-Muslim Day of Community Service as both communities marked the sixth year of the event.“I think people really feel a need in these challenging times to show support from the...

Max Wild

Max Wild earns Eagle Scout rank

Published April 6, 2016

Max Wild, 13, of Troop 21, has become an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouting’s highest rank. To attain Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, display leadership and outdoor skills, demonstrate by example the Scout Oath and Law and complete a comprehensive...

Image courtesy Diane Everman, Jewish Community Archives

Martin Luther King had strong ties to St. Louis Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished January 12, 2012

The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked this year on Monday, Jan. 16. Considering his major accomplishments as the leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement - for which he earned a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize - it is still hard...

Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg

UH names Rosenberg as senior rabbi


Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg has been appointed the next senior rabbi at United Hebrew Congregation in Creve Coeur. On Nov. 17, the congregation's Board of Trustees unanimously ratified the recommendation of the rabbinic search committee and made the appointment....

Epstein Hebrew Academy middle school student Simcha Fremerman welcomes lower school student Yechiel Shulman during Epstein Hebrew Academy’s Baruch Habayim program. During the week of Parshas Vayeira (where Abraham displays his remarkable attribute of welcoming guests), EHA lower and middle school students were encouraged to reach out to each other with  treats and special hand-made notes to learn this important lesson.

Jews in the news

Published October 27, 2010

Block Yeshiva High School In September, Avital Shulman, a senior at Block Yeshiva High School received an Award of Excellence from the LMI/D3 Technologies Institute in recognition of her outstanding research accomplishments during the STARS program. Dr....

Scott Bender watches the sunrise at Masada with Michal, a boot camp instructor with the Israeli Defense Forces who was among an IDF group traveling with Benders Birthright contingent.

Transformative moments on Birthright journey

BY SCOTT BENDERPublished May 14, 2010

It's 3:43 a.m. and my alarm is going off. I desperately hurry up and grab a cup of coffee and a piece of breakfast cake because the bus is leaving at 4 a.m. It's the seventh day of our Birthright trip and we are hiking Mt. Masada, a range of beautiful...

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