LATEST: Searching for Iowa’s Jewish heritage

The ice on the window of my room at Hotel Ottumwa was enough to make me want to crawl back into bed, but it was Saturday morning and services were¬†going to start at B’nai Jacob synagogue on East Main Street. I spent the weekend exploring Iowa’s small town Jewish heritage — a bucket list project, … Continue reading

A trip to Iowa, and a grand social media experiment

I had the pleasure of riding along with a unique group of people to Iowa this past weekend. Scott Emanuel and Ed Reggi of St. Louis organize busses for LGBT couples in the St. Louis area to make the trip to Iowa to get married. They have organized 14 busses and married 150 couples since … Continue reading