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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

Don Roth

Unsung Heroes 2015: Don Roth

BY SUSAN FADEM, SPECAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 21, 2015

In this technologically advanced world, it’s refreshing to know that one man, with age-old communications savvy, can still make a difference. Don Roth, retired after 40 years in sales, is such a man.For more than 20 years, he’s met weekly with 8-...

Volunteers of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry

Unsung Heroes 2015: Jewish Food Pantry Volunteers

By PATRICIA CORRIGAN, Special to the Jewish Light May 21, 2015

Hungry to help heal the world, 190 volunteers welcome clients, take deliveries and sort, package and stock groceries at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Monday through Friday so that individuals and families going through hard times have food for...

Tali Stadler

Unsung Heroes 2015: Tali Stadler

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 21, 2015

For Unsung Hero Tali Stadler, it wasn’t difficult to become a part of Jewish St. Louis. “I was always somebody who was very involved so it was easy for me,” said Stadler. “It was very natural.”It’s also been very rewarding – both for her...

Mark Rodgers

Unsung Heroes 2015: Mark Rodgers

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 21, 2015

For Mark Rodgers, it’s all about water. He canoes, he kayaks, he fishes and his career goal is to become a marine biologist. Now Mark is being honored as an Unsung Hero because he has spent time – a lot of time – in a local pool, helping a 12-year-old...

Wayne Kaufman

Unsung Heroes 2015: Wayne Kaufman

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 21, 2015

Wayne Kaufman may be receiving the Unsung Hero Award but it’s really his late brother Ralph in whose memory much of his work is being done.“His passion was helping people in general, mainly a lot of children’s charities,” said Kaufman of his sibling,...

Sherri Goldman

Unsung Heroes 2015: Sherri Goldman

By Richard Jackoway, Special to the Jewish Light May 21, 2015

Sherri Goldman is apprehensive. Fidgeting in her chair, she casts about for the right words.Goldman isn’t used to the spotlight. In all of her many volunteer endeavors she has only reluctantly taken the titles of leadership, but given many hundreds...

Dorothy Meyerson works with a student at the Miriam School and Learning Center in March. Photos: Lisa Mandel 

Unsung Heroes 2015: Dorothy Meyerson

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 21, 2015

As someone who taught Flynn Park Elementary School’s youngest students for nearly two decades, Dorothy Meyerson is quick with a joke about her lengthy tenure.“It took me a long time to get out of kindergarten,” she laughed.Even today at age 86,...

Amy Fenster Brown at home with her husband, Jeff, and their sons, Davis and Leo. Photo: Lisa Mandel 

Unsung Heroes 2015: Amy Fenster Brown

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 21, 2015

Amy Fenster Brown’s reaction when she learned she was to be honored as an Unsung Hero was this: “Who would be delusional enough to nominate me?”She found out soon enough: Jennifer Deutsch, Fenster Brown’s best friend since first grade, and Jenny...

Debbie Caplin

Unsung Heroes 2015: Debbie Caplin

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 21, 2015

Charlie Chaplin Caplin likely is the best source for information about Debbie Caplin’s years of volunteer work with Support Dogs, Inc., a nonprofit agency that uses trained assistance dogs to improve the quality of life for people with special needs...

Harvey Wallace

Unsung Heroes 2015: Harvey Wallace

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 21, 2015

Helping others, something he learned early on by observing his father, is now just part of who Harvey Wallace is.“My dad, who ran the warehouse for Sands Drug, a chain of retail drugstores, was a volunteer fireman in University City and a member of...

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