News & Schmooze

On behalf of the Staff and the Board of Trustees of the St. Louis Jewish Light, we want to assure you that we are here for our community as we go through these challenging and unsettling times.  This is a period of isolation, and the Light is the glue that keeps the community linked to one a…

As we get ready for Passover, the Jewish Light is looking for unique and/or interesting stories about your favorite seder plate.  Did you receive it as a special gift? Was it handed down to you by a beloved relative? Did you glue it together after a small child (or large one) accidentally br…

Camp Sabra, at Lake of the Ozarks, is throwing a 50th Birthday Bash this summer and inviting alumni campers and staffers ages 21 and up from Sabra as well as Camp Hawthorn and Wah-Kon-Dah to attend. Plans include the chance to enjoy all the activities Sabra has to offer, though our guess is …

It’s been called inappropriate and much worse and drawn the ire of a Missouri lawmaker. Still, books will be read when PJ Library holds drag queen story time at MaTovu in the Botanical Heights neighborhood later this month.

An exhibit by Israeli artist Leon Bronstein, “Between the Fantastic and the Real,” is scheduled to open March 6 in the Aronson Gallery at St. Louis University Museum of Art. An opening reception with the artist will take place that day from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Pius XII Mem…

Mention Gaslight Square to St. Louisans of a certain age and watch a smile wash over their faces. From the early 1950s to mid-60s this thriving West End entertainment district, located around the intersection of Olive and Boyle Streets, flourished with restaurants and venues that were home t…

As a fan of mid-century modern architecture — I am the proud homeowner of a ’50s style ranch — I’m looking forward to the Channel Nine’s “Mid-Century Modern in St. Louis” program airing at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The show features two local synagogues whose buildings exemplified this style…

Every other year, the girls at Esther Miller Bais Yaakov (EMBY) work long and hard for five months on an original musical for female-only audience. This year’s 13th bi-annual production, “Double Take,” features students in grades 9 to 12 who all participate, either as part of the cast or sta…

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