Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Epstein Hebrew Academy Academic Principal Itta Boyko and Judaic studies curriculum coordinator Shiffy Landa completed year one of the Character Education for Emerging Leaders program.  Marvin W. Berkowitz (inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education and Co-Directo…

Friday, November 06, 2020
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Newsmakers is a compilation of local Jews’ newsworthy professional and academic accomplishments. Submit your news items to news@thejewishlight.com. Call 314-743-3669 for more information. Published the first edition of each month. 

Friday, October 09, 2020

The National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis recently honored Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation and Michael Newmark — as well as nine other individuals — during the organization’s 75th Annual Awards Celebration, held virtually on Sept. 22. NCCJ S…

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Betsy Cohen, executive director of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, has been selected as a St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers 2020 Best Practices and Diversity Awards finalist. The St. Louis Mosaic Project is a regional initiative within the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership a…

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Rabbi Carnie Rose of Congregation B’nai Amoona has been selected to serve as a member of the Clergy Cohort for Hadar’s Jewish Wisdom Fellowship. Larissa Klebe and Tony Westbrook Jr. are two of this year’s 24 fellows. Klebe is the director of Nishmah, the St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project, a p…

Friday, July 03, 2020
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Russel Neiss is one of three Jewish educators honored with the Covenant Foundation Award. He is a senior product engineer with Sefaria, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way by assembling a free, living library of Jewish…

Thursday, June 04, 2020
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Dr. David H. Gutmann has received the Advocate of Hope Award from the national Neurofibromatosis Network. He is the vice chairman for research affairs in the neurology department at Washington University School of Medicine. Gutmann founded and directs the Washington University Neurofibromato…

Thursday, May 07, 2020
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The Men’s Clubs of Congregation B’nai Amoona and Kol Rinah will honor their respective Man of the Year and Youth of the Year at a luncheon on a date to be determined. All honorees have demonstrated a commitment to a primary objective of the Men’s Club: the involvement of Jews in Jewish ritua…

Friday, March 06, 2020
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The two men who shared the vision to build what is now Siteman Cancer Center have been recognized as citizens of the year by the St. Louis Post Dispatch; Alvin Siteman, the benefactor for whom the center is named, and Dr. Timothy J. Eberlein, Siteman’s director. Siteman and his wife Ruth, wh…

Friday, February 07, 2020
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Rochelle Brandvein, owner of Brandvein-Aaranson Public Relations, a 30-year-old PR agency, will now solely handle nonprofits and companies with a philanthropic arm or foundation.  Her company specializes in publicity, copywriting and creative services. Brandvein attends Congregation Shaare Emeth.

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