After the Washington Nationals won the World Series in 2019, Abby Prywitch and her fellow student journalists at Parkway Central High School brainstormed an idea about an alum they would like to interview: Max Scherzer, a star pitcher on the Nationals.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Social media influencers are increasingly changing the media landscape by virtue of their popularity, with many having the power to affect purchasing among their many followers. Among the Jewish social media influencers with substantial audiences are five St. Louisans, three of whom still ca…
Friday, March 26, 2021
Rachael Pevnick had just become used to the benefits of her new home at Covenant Place when the pandemic hit.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
It started where many of us have had our dreams of stardom realized: summer camp.
Monday, March 15, 2021
The board chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis was in the midst of planning a community meeting in 2017 when President Donald Trump announced that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
In mid-February, Sara Brodsky, a nurse, walked through the intensive care unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and for the first time since March 2020, she noticed that there were more non-COVID-19 patients than people stricken by the virus.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Sisters Simone, 29, and Sophie Bernstein, 21, along with brother, Jake, 27, grew up in Clayton attending Congregation Shaare Emeth. For more than a decade, the siblings have been at the helm of some cool, innovative projects. Simone and Jake, for instance, founded VolunTEEN Nation in 2009, …
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
If you’re stocking your bar for a festive Purim celebration, which begins the evening of Feb. 25, here’s a tip: Get a bottle of Righteous Seven liqueur. The award-winning spirit is inspired by the Old Testament and manufactured right here in the St. Louis area.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Danielle Stewart, Digital Marketing Manager at the Jewish Community Center
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
If there ever was any doubt about the lasting impact a teacher can have on a student’s life, meet John R. Green. Today, the 53-year-old native St. Louisan is a 25-year veteran of ABC News in New York, where he currently serves as executive producer of special programming as well as executive…
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Standing 30-inches tall, Banks was hitched to a pony ride at a traveling petting zoo in Arkansas most of his 18 years, carrying the heavy weight of child riders that nearly broke his back. Most of his white hair was chewed off by other horses.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Ethan Shuchart was working with a college professor this summer, when she happened to mention families in need of extra help supervising their young children because of the coronavirus pandemic. Between working from home and no camps or programs for their kids, these parents were overwhelmed.
Jeff Friedman wasn’t looking to become a pin-up model. He’s much more interested in acting, directing and improv. But when a casting call went out for Jewish bachelors to pose for the Nice Jewish Guys Wall Calendar 2021, he figured why not bite and see what happens.
Friday, September 04, 2020
Bill Kaufman is spending much of his time these days managing broadcast services for one venue where people typically sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” as well as one where “Avinu Malkeinu” is a familiar song.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Move over, Jason Marquis. Fourteen years after Marquis last played for the Cardinals, the team again has a Jewish pitcher: Rob Kaminsky.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
With a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan, Sally Altman spent nearly 40 years championing public health issues and access to quality health care for all. So it should come as no surprise that on today’s ballot, Altman would vote yes on Missouri Amendment 2, the …
Thursday, July 30, 2020
The Jewish thing to do
Thursday, June 25, 2020
In late 2017, Anya Corson started her fermented honey business around her mother’s dining room table.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
If you think ninjas are just teenage turtle mutants, think again. Today’s ninja warriors are real-life athletes of all ages, with tremendous speed, endurance and balance. And they include Jeff Baumgarten, an 11-year-old in the Parkway School District whose family belongs to United Hebrew Con…
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Every Friday evening, thousands of Jewish families around the world follow a familiar routine. From St. Louis to Nashville to Tel Aviv to Sydney, their pre-Shabbat activities include setting out candles, preparing dinner and tuning in to Jewish Rock Radio.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Jane Ellen Ibur writes a poem nearly every day. Today is No. 3,014. She been at it for roughly nine years.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
In mid-March, as restaurants and bars were closing or limiting service, Roo Yawitz recognized independent business owners and employees would need some relief.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Michal Grinstein-Weiss understands how trauma can have a lasting effect.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Growing up in a haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community outside Tel Aviv, David Palatnik’s parents hoped he would one day become a rabbi. As a youngster, he attended one yeshiva, then another.
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