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, December 05, 2019
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.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Madison Marks. Remember the name.
TEL AVIV — Judy and Josh Rosenbloom have the sorts of jobs — dentist and obstetrician-gynecologist — that require years of difficult study and long hours.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
When we look at art, our retinas can actually see the photons bouncing off it, according to neuroscientists. We often associate the images with memories. It’s not unlike the emotions we experience hearing familiar music.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
For Beth Koritz, it came on very suddenly.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Becca Near sees her work as coordinator of young adult engagement for Jewish Federation of St. Louis as a critical part of the local Jewish community’s future.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
One of Matt Lebon’s first foraging experiences took place on a hike in Israel when someone spotted a mulberry tree. He recalls climbing into the tree and “gorging on mulberries.”
Thursday, May 23, 2019
On April 20, Helyn Kevrick, a Marine veteran, traveled from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., in a familiar setting: She was the only woman among 22 veterans.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Irl Solomon’s journey from his U. City childhood to becoming a beloved teacher at East St. Louis public schools, and his volunteer work as a docent at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, are detailed in an engaging book by Joe Regenbogen, “Making a Difference: The Story of Irl Solomon and the Difference One Teacher Made in the Schools of East St. Louis."
Monday, April 29, 2019
About three years ago, Rabbi Karen Bogard had to make an uncomfortable decision.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
This story is part of our “36 and Under” series, which highlights interesting Jews age 36 and under who either live in St. Louis or have spent a significant amount of time here. If you would like to recommend someone for this intermittent feature, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
See if you can swallow this one: Alex Abramson, a John Burroughs School graduate, is part of a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that has invented a device that could allow people with diabetes to receive insulin orally rather than through an injection.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
When 9-year-old Charlie is asked what he likes most about wrestling, he says, “slamming people down.”
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Simon Chervitz plays bass guitar in so many local bands, it makes you wonder how he manages to keep the rhythm. There’s the Cara Louise Band (Americana); Defeated County (indie-rock); Spatula (prog-rock); and Illphonics (hip-hop fusion). Plus “a tap dance company, MoSTLy tap, and a bunch of …
Friday, January 04, 2019
Steve Weinreich has an unusual hobby. He walks through Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis, clipboard and pen in hand, and documents the gravesites. Then, he begins researching those individuals to learn about their lives and legacies.
Sunday, December 30, 2018
While there’s no shortage of passion and enthusiasm among many who work in the St. Louis Jewish community, Linda Markowitz’s zest for her job seems unparalleled.
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