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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

Phillip Fox in the lobby of Missouri Baptist Medical Center, where he volunteers. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Phillip Fox

Patricia Corrigan June 2, 2010

Hundreds of people come through the main entrance of Missouri Baptist Medical Center every day. Four days a week, they are greeted by Phillip Fox, who sits, smiling, in his wheelchair, waiting to see how he might be of service."Every day, I get all sorts...

Jim Lemen outside John Burroughs School. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Jim Lemen

Ellen Futterman June 2, 2010

Not all of our Unsung Heroes are Jewish. Jim Lemen, for example, is Protestant, but he was chosen for this honor because of his foresight in championing a Holocaust studies curriculum at John Burroughs School. That and the fact he's an all-around nice...

ABOVE: Ken Rubin at the Cedars at the JCA, where he serves as board president. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Kenneth Rubin

David Baugher June 2, 2010

"Extraordinary" is how Stuart Zimbalist describes Kenneth Rubin and his work at the Cedars at the JCA."It's very demanding," said Zimbalist, an attorney with Polsinelli Shughart who has worked with Rubin on the board of the JCA. "It's a very important...

Lolle Boettcher poses in the Ohave Sholom cemetery. In the background is the Monument to Holocaust Victims dedicated by the Chevra Kadisha Ohave Sholom. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Lolle Boettcher

Patricia Corrigan June 2, 2010

Lolle Boettcher keeps memories alive, memories of tragedy and memories of triumph, memories that some may wish to forget and that others insist be examined in the hope that genocide end once and for all on this planet.Boettcher - who is a Presbyterian...

Ben Senturia with a few placards from the many campaigns on which he has worked over the years. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Ben Senturia

Patricia Corrigan June 2, 2010

Ben Senturia has spent the past 30 years working on environmental, social justice and campaign reform issues at the local, state and national levels. He also has been a presence in the peace movement and interfaith organizations."I love interacting with...

Harry Offenbach

Harry Offenbach

David Baugher June 2, 2010

The word "learning" comes up a lot in conversations with Dr. Harry Offenbach. The word "teaching" does, too. That's because he does a lot of both."I've been teaching Judaism ever since my bar mitzvah," said Offenbach sitting quietly in the University...

Elsie Levy in 2010. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Elsie Levy

Susan Fadem June 2, 2010

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of area schoolchildren have walked past the "The Flame," a picture-filled art quilt that hangs at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. A memorial to the victims of World War II, the quilt was designed by the...

Portrait of Carl Moskowitz in 2010. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Carl Moskowitz

Patricia Corrigan June 2, 2010

Where there's trouble - there's Carl Moskowitz.A member of Creve Coeur's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a disaster assistance employee with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Action...

Sarijane Freiman (seated), with her daughter, Rebecca Helfer. Photo: Lisa Mandel

Sarijane Freiman

Susan Fadem June 2, 2010

Sarijane Freiman never set out to be a social activist. In fact, she grew up at a time when "young ladies were supposed to marry well, make children, join Hadassah and work for (the temple) Sisterhood." Freiman did all those things. But it was as a mother,...

Dan Glazier at the offices of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Photo: Kristi Foster

Dan Glazier

Elizabeth Slonim Macanufo June 2, 2010

Growing up in Bethlehem, Penn., Dan Glazier observed his parents regularly practice tzedakah. His mother, a social worker, and his father, a dentist, made giving to others a priority. Glazier remembers his father's dental practice was "in some ways like...

Margaret Gillerman stands in the lobby of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where Joseph Pulitzers platform on journalism and society adorns the wall behind her. Photo: Kristi Foster

Margaret Gillerman

Ellen Futterman June 2, 2010

There is no such thing as a short conversation with Margaret Gillerman. That's because Gillerman remembers everything about everybody she's ever met and likes to recall one or two or 14 of these fond memories when she meets up with them.She could well...

Judy Pearlstone works with volunteer Sarah Cohen at Project Backpack during BSKIs Mitzvah Day. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Judy Pearlstone

Patricia Corrigan June 2, 2010

A schoolteacher for more than 44 years, a woman who has served as an officer and on boards for organizations at the local, regional and national levels, a compassionate person who has worked with new Americans, a focused individual who has successfully...

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