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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

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman receives a medal and diploma as a new member of the National Academy of Medicine in Mexico City, in June 2015.

‘Science and art’ come together in St. Louis doctor’s work

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 17, 2016

The Jewish community in Mexico City is not large, Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman says, but growing up in the middle of it, he was always aware that it wielded great influence. “There are only about 40,000 Jews in one of the biggest cities in the world,...

Jewish groups plan Alzheimer’s research update

August 22, 2012

The role of biological indicators, or biomarkers, in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed at the annual Alzheimer’s Research Update at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur. Local...

Sisters and best buds Natalia Almonte and Belle Gage celebrate
their ninth birthdays together earlier this year.

A major family mitzvah

By Ellen Futterman, Editor December 21, 2011

Sometimes, the smallest things can change your life in profound ways. For Dr. Brian and Amy Gage of Clayton, it was a short email telling of a 5-year-old from the Dominican Republic who needed a place to stay in St. Louis. The email was sent three years...

Gustav Schonfeld

Gustav Schonfeld, 77; Shoah survivor, physician, professor

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 25, 2011

Dr. Gustav Schonfeld, a survivor of the Holocaust who went on to a successful and admired career as a physician, professor and former head of the Washington University Department of Medicine, died Saturday, May 21, at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...

Guido Weiss at Washington University, where he is the Elinor Anheuser Professor of Mathematics.

A ‘Renaissance man’ for the ages

By Ellen F. Harris, Special to the Jewish Light May 18, 2011

There are accomplished people, there are successful people, and then there is Guido Weiss. He speaks six languages fluently, is most comfortable in the wilderness, makes "the world's best pizza," and at the age of 82, plays tennis five times a week including...

Ira J. Kodner, M.D.

Jewish values guide medical ethics expert

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 21, 2011

You may know that Dr. Ira J. Kodner founded the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. You may know that he was named Physician of the Year by the St. Louis Crohn's and Colitis Foundation....

Columnist Lois Caplan

Hope Happens

By Lois Caplan April 13, 2011

HOPE HAPPENS FOR PEOPLE WITH NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS at the 7th annual Evening of Hope, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard. The event is hosted by Hope Happens, which financially supports the Hope Center for Neurological...

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