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 14, 2020
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.
Jason Malashock has had to reorient himself a number of times over the last decade. Consider the following:
The board presidents of Bais Abraham Congregation and Kol Rinah meet regularly to discuss a variety of subjects: supporting the Jewish community, governing an Orthodox synagogue. . . and whose turn it is to take out the trash.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
In our strange new reality, working at home has become not just an option but a mandate for many. That is particularly challenging in some professions.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
I spent the last week talking to Jewish owners of small area businesses. Although the folks I interviewed work in a variety of industries, including food service, pet service, retail and party planning, each is understandably very concerned — and yes, that’s putting it mildly — over mounting…
Monday, April 06, 2020
Max Baker did not intend to start a fight between CNN anchor Jake Tapper and rapper and comedian Lil Dicky.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Update: Event organizers report the "Sweet 16" event celebrating Cantor Sharon Nathanson's 16 years with the congregation, originally planned for March 29, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
You don’t often see rabbis on business journals’ 40 under 40 lists, but Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham made the San Antonio Business Journal’s list in 2018, which was a first for a clergy member.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
While circus arts are generally on the descent — the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in 2017 after 146 years — St. Louis resident Elliana Grace is trying to ensure that performers continue to ascend high into the air.
Friday, December 27, 2019
Congratulations to Gabe Fleisher for being named as one of 2019’s Forward 50. This year’s list marks the 25th annual compilation of the Jewish news website’s (and former newspaper) 50 American Jewish individuals “who influenced, intrigued and inspired us.”
Monday, December 23, 2019
When Leslie Raynsford was growing up in the 1950s and ’60s in West Orange, N.J., the community was half-Jewish, half-Italian.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
It’s the busy season for Irwin Loiterstein. He has to schedule deliveries, calm anxious customers and extract countless pine needles from every fiber of his clothing.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Greta Rosenstock has a warm personality, a 1,000-watt smile and a golden voice. She also celebrates Judaism through music and song. Those qualities helped move the 23-year-old former St. Louisan into contention as a finalist in the 2019 Jewish Star Talent Search.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Stamp collector Alex Haimann has traveled the world extensively in pursuit of a hobby that first grabbed him in childhood.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
When Diane Packman’s third and youngest child went off to college, she started to think about what she might do with her free time, besides walk the dog and exercise.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
If you spot Jill Goldwasser in a noisy restaurant, you may see her quiet a group of friends, open her iPhone’s camera application, hit record, greet hundreds of followers with a calm yet enthusiastic “Hi everyone!” and then review the French fries in front of her. The Ladue Horton Watkins H…
When Sam Zvibleman was a middle school student at Parkway Central in the 1990s, friends put up signs like, “Brant loves Alison,” or “Sam loves Michelle.”
Friday, September 06, 2019
A menorah sits on a shelf in Dave Blum and Autumn Sij’s farmhouse kitchen. The ketubah commemorating their wedding vows hangs on the wall. And outside roaming in a pasture are 65 pigs.
Farmers markets abound in the St. Louis area. More than a dozen operate each week, ranging from small operations such as the Sunday Boulevard Farmers Market across from the Galleria to sprawling markets such as the Saturday Tower Grove Park extravaganza.
- Menu ideas for breaking the Yom Kippur fast
- St. Louisans fondly remember their connection to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Be flexible, take it slow for Yom Kippur fast at home
- Golf tournament to raise funds for Esther Miller Bais Yaakov
- Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets, Red Onions, Walnuts and Goat Cheese
- Clayton native poses in Jewish guys wall calendar
- Student to Student adapts to connect teens virtually
- NCJW to honor former Sen. Claire McCaskill
- Spiced Honey Biscotti
- Two St. Louis women head into Rosh Hashanah celebrations with determination