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

St. Louis Hillel basketball team falls in quarterfinals at national tournament

May 16, 2012

Defending their national title, the St. Louis Hillel championship men’s basketball team lost in the quarterfinal round of play in a close game against Yeshiva University. The Second Annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament was held April 21-22 in...

In her new book, Joy Ladin writes of how the Torah aided her journey of sexual identification. (The University of Wisconsin Press)

For Jewish transsexual teaching at Yeshiva University, no easy path to being a daughter

By Joy Ladin, JTA April 30, 2012

NEW YORK -- If your mother has never seen your face -- if you have never had a face to be seen -- if, in a sense, you have never been born -- do you have a mother? If your mother has always called you "son," can you ever really become her daughter? For...

 

Harmonious beginning to Festival of Jewish Life

By Patricia Corrigan, Special to the Jewish Light March 7, 2012

Maybe you saw them on CNN or on “The Today Show.” Maybe you read about them in the New York Times or the Jerusalem Post. Maybe you watched their videos on You Tube—the first one posted got two million hits in 10 days. Or maybe you caught their concerts...

 

Festival of Jewish Life begins with Maccabeats concert

February 29, 2012

The week-long Festival of Jewish Life will start with a song and offer numerous and diverse ways to experience and celebrate Jewish culture. A capella singing sensation the Maccabeats will kick off the festival at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Jewish...

Block Yeshiva to debut ‘Ari and The Chocolate Factory’

February 22, 2012

The Block Yeshiva High School girls will perform "Ari & the Chocolate Factory" on Tuesday, March 13 at the West County YMCA in Chesterfield.  The production is for women only and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children 13 and under.  Doors...

Yeshiva U. ranks as 4th most popular U.S. college

JTA February 2, 2012

NEW YORK -- Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking. The annual rankings are based on the percentage of students who attend a university out of the total number who...

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