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

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2020 in review: St. Louis Jewish community adapts to life during a pandemic

By Ellen Futterman, Eric Berger and Mike Sherwin January 7, 2021

As much as many of us might like to, no one will forget the year 2020. Not only did the deadly coronavirus pandemic shut down much of St. Louis and the rest of the world by mid-March, but the year also saw one of the most divisive and contentious presidential...

Participants at the ‘Walk in Support of Israel’ hold signs at the corner of Schuetz Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. More than 500 people attended the event, held in May. Photo: Andrew Kerman

Tumultuous 2017 brought joy, sadness to Jewish community

JEWISH LIGHT STAFF January 3, 2018

The year 2017 had its share of highpoints and lowpoints for the St. Louis Jewish community, perhaps the lowest of which came early in the year with a series of bomb threats to local Jewish institutions and the desecration of more than 150 headstones at...

St. Louis hosting the JCC Maccabi Games was one of the major stories in the St. Louis Jewish Community in 2016. Maccabi photo: Mike Sherwin

A look at 2016’s top stories in St. Louis Jewish news

Compiled by Jewish Light staff January 4, 2017

Some would rather forget the year 2016, which will likely be remembered for its contentious presidential primary and election processes. But in St. Louis, it was also a year of several highs, including the city hosting the JCC Maccabi Games last summer,...

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