While many of us were quarantined at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, Jewish doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and other essential workers put their own safety at risk to take care of us and our loved ones.
Without their commitment and dedication, the death rate in this country would likely be even higher than the 90,000 Americans COVID-19 has already claimed and our economy would be at even more of a standstill.
In St. Louis, these essential workers have operated amidst 1,682 known cases of COVID-19 and 100 known deaths due to the virus in the city and 4,374 known cases and 347 known deaths in the county, according to data from the city and county governments.
On behalf of the St. Louis Jewish community, the Jewish Light wants to thank those on the frontline for their service. We also want to provide readers a glimpse of what that important work looks like and what it feels like to the people performing it.
Dr. Evan Schwarz says he went into emergency medicine because “you got to see people who had no other place to go and help them in that situat…
Curbside delivery is hopefully swift, safe and easy for customers, but that doesn’t mean it’s a simple task for workers, said Rick Williams, t…
When the coronavirus first hit the St. Louis area, doctors such as Neil Ettinger were taking cues from their counterparts in Seattle and New Y…
Nancy Dubman started working as a checker at the Schnucks grocery store near Olive Boulevard and Mason Road in west St. Louis County about a y…
Ask Julie Rosenfeld what has made the biggest impression on her in caring for COVID-19 patients, and she’ll tell you in one word: debility.
After graduating from Rockwood Summit High School, Nikki Gilsinn was interested in attending nursing school, but the closest school with openi…
As director of the intensive care unit at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Richmond Heights and SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Dr. Ronen S. …
Mercy Hospital and Mercy Research are participating in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s programs allowing use of plasma from recovered …
Dr. Scott Zuick, a pulmonologist at BJC Hospitals, treats patients with issues such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia and lu…
The Jewish Light thanks the generous individuals and advertisers who made this special section possible:
- Dr. Gordon & Terry Bloomberg
- Nanci & James Bobrow
- Harris Frank
- Dr. Alan Levi
- Dr. Sherman & Joan Silber
- Alvin Siteman
- Al & Nancy Siwak
- Michael & Carol Staenberg
- Vivian Zwick
- BJC HealthCare
- Brentmoor Retirement Community
- Crown Center for Senior Living
- Delmar Gardens/MedResources
- Land | Litwack & Associates
- Rindskopf-Roth Funeral Chapel
- Siteman Cancer Center
- Victor Shade Company
- Washington University Physicians
- The Willows at Brooking Park
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