Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Thursday, October 03, 2019

Much has changed in the 18 years since singer-songwriter Dan Bern, who is Jewish, released his first album with his backing band, the International Jewish Banking Conspiracy.

Friday, September 13, 2019

A Rosh Hashanah apple cake bake-off fit for reality television and another installment in the Scarlet and Sam series from the award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel are among the highlights in the crop of new High Holiday books for children.

Hana S. Sharif has launched her first season as artistic director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis with a breathtaking production of Tony Kushner’s magnum opus, “Angels in America.” That the 25-year-old play still resonates today is a credit not only to Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony…

Friday, September 06, 2019

(JTA) — For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his boorish and sometimes bigoted opinions. In “Who Is America,” the Jewish actor creates a variety of characters who manage to get pro…

I was once again thrilled by an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Titled “Jewelry: The Body Transformed,” the exhibit is described in the museum’s brochure — “What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meaning does it carry? 

Thursday, September 05, 2019
Tuesday, September 03, 2019

(JTA) — Theater folk in England are debating a recent revival of the musical “Falsettos,” asking whether non-Jews should be playing its Jewish characters. In an open letter, critics of the religion-blind casting complain that non-Jewish actors can at best portray only a “secondary understand…

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Labor Day weekend may signal the official end of summer — though not necessarily the end of hot weather — but it also signals the start of the 2019 Fall Arts Season, with enough performances, concerts and art openings to heat up the landscape. But hey, don’t sweat it — we’ve got you covered …

Friday, August 23, 2019

Kolot, an inclusive, multi-generational Jewish women’s choir, will hold its first rehearsal of 2019-2020 season from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the May Chapel of Congregation Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive.  Anyone interested in joining the choir is encouraged to attend.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Among the nations of the world, the State of Israel, which turned 71 on May 14 (the fifth of Iyar), is both a relative newcomer and the successor to Jewish self-rule that goes back over 4,000 years. In 1948, when David Ben-Gurion was serving as the first prime minister of the Jewish State, t…

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Mitzvot from the Heart

Friday, July 19, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019

People enjoy celebrating their birthdays with parties, but not everyone gets that luxury. Joey, son of Lisa and Larry Carson of Chesterfield, realized this and wanted to make a change. He wanted more kids to have great birthday parties like he had enjoyed. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Mitzvot from the Heart

Friday, November 01, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stephanie Melissa Weiss, daughter of Diane and Brent Weiss of Highland Park, Ill. and Michael Lawrence Zorensky, son of Karen and Mark Zorensky of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.

Lauren Class Schneider, daughter of Charlotte and the late Irvin Schneider of St. Louis, and Lawrence J. Moss, son of the late Henry and Barbara Moss of Chicago, have announced their engagement. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Abigail Blatt, daughter of Sarajane (Shane) and the late Hanoch Blatt of Creve Coeur, and Eric Yoffee, son of Carol Beth and Michael Yoffee of Squirrel Hill, Pa., have announced their engagement.

Lily Brafman and Andrew Sher were married June 16, 2019 in a beautiful setting at the Valley Regency in Clifton, N.J., where cousin Rabbi Saul Grife officiated.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rebecca Altman, daughter of Jody and Craig Altman of St. Louis, and Alex Yoffie, son of Barry and Leslie Yoffie of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.