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

Jeff Altman with Fredbird

Mitzvah lands lifelong Cards fan first pitch honors

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 8, 2012

When he was 7 or 8 years old, Jeff Altman remembers telling his Grandpa Altman that his dream was to one day throw out the opening pitch at a Cardinals game. He even said as much to his wife, Kimi, when they went on their first date 27 years ago.He most...

Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis makes a throw in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, August 2009.

Chicago White Sox pick up Jewish all-timer in Youkilis (but can he still shame Mel?)

By Ami Eden, JTA June 26, 2012

NEW YORK -- Some Jewish baseball fans went extra bonkers during the 2005 World Series when Geoff Blum smacked a game-winning 14th-inning home run for the Chicago White Sox. Oops, false alarm -- the journeyman infielder wasn’t a Yid. But assuming the...

Marty Hendin, vice president for communications for the St.
Louis Cardinals, thanks Amber Etheridge, Miss Missouri 2003, for
her support of the Party With A Purpose sponsored by Legal
Advocates for Abused Women (LAAW). Hendin will be honored for his
10 years of service as a volunteer for LAAW, which provides
services for victims of domestic violence and abuse. Etheride is a
victim advocate for the Victim Center of Springfield, Mo., and
speaks about the subject throughout the state. File Photo: Jim
Herren Photography

Remembering Marty Hendin during Cardinals championship

BY ROBERT A. COHN November 3, 2011

So who says miracles don't happen any more? Our ancestors had the Parting of the Red Sea, and we had the Party of the Sea of Red after the Cards beat the Texas Rangers last week to win the 2011 World Series in one of the most exciting events in baseball's...

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