While the story of Jewish life in America is emblematic of the American immigrant story, it is also a unique story of ongoing discrimination and stereotyping coupled with some of the most remarkable accomplishments in American history, the arts, commerce, science and academia. And the Jewish story in St. Louis is a unique chapter in the overall history of Jews in America.
Channel 9 recently broadcast a one-hour documentary exploring the rich, 200-year history of Jewish people in St. Louis titled: St. Louis Stories: The Jewish Americans. Tracing the history of the St. Louis Jewish community from the arrival of the first settlers to the present day, the film includes archival material, interviews and current-day footage.
To complement the documentary, KETC has launched a community engagement project to tell current and historical stories about the Jewish community in St. Louis.
Share Your Story with the Community
Do you have a story about the Jewish experience in St. Louis? As part of the St. Louis Stories: The Jewish Americans, we want you to share your story with us and the community. You can submit your story in the comment box right below here. If you have a photo you’d like to share let us know and we’ll get it added as well. To read the stories others have shared, click Explore Stories, and thank you for sharing your story with the community.