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Laura Horwitz joining St. Louis Community Foundation

Laura Horwitz joining St. Louis Community Foundation

Elise Krug, Special To The Jewish LightPublished March 22, 2023

Laura Horwitz, philanthropic professional and co-founder of We Stories, joined the St. Louis Community Foundation as a donor strategist. In this capacity, she will engage and inspire donors as they develop and implement their charitable giving plans....

Sheila Greenbaum to receive NCJWSTLs highest award

Sheila Greenbaum to receive NCJWSTL’s highest award

Elise Krug, Special To The Jewish LightPublished March 22, 2023

Sheila Greenbaum is this year’s recipient of the 2023 Hannah G. Solomon Founder’s Award, given by National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis. She will receive the award Wednesday, April 19, in the Berges Theatre at COCA, beginning at 6 p.m. This is the...

Edward Herzog, Micki Kingsley, Ilana Boyer, Mitchell Smith and Marshall Myers

B’nai Amoona, Kol Rinah presents several deserving members with awards

Published March 22, 2023

The Men’s Clubs of Congregation B’nai Amoona and Kol Rinah recently honored their respective Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Youth of the Year and Medallion Award winner. All honorees have demonstrated a commitment to a primary objective of the...

Claire Sawyer Caplan, Debbie Lefton, Steve Shankman, Wendi Alper-Pressman, Joanne Iskiwitch, Debra Klevens, Benjamin Hochman.

20 Jewish St. Louisans who made news this month

Published March 16, 2023

Claire Sawyer Caplan has won Vocalist of the Year at the second annual Key West Music Awards in Florida. She is a jazz singer who performs in Key West venues. When in St. Louis, Caplan attends Central Reform Congregation. The Key West Music Awards is...

Top from left: Alex Kahn, Charlie Meyers, Evan Canis, Marci Fine.
Bottom from left: Allan Grafman, Tony Westbrook Jr., Jeff Cooper, Joe (L)  and Steve (R) Mathes.

9 Jewish St. Louisans who made news last month

Published March 5, 2023

Alex Kahn has joined Booksource as the director of marketing. His responsibilities include positioning Booksource, a provider of books for classroom libraries, as the market leader through brand strategy and programming, lead and develop regional and...

Top row, from left: John Wilson, Becca Near, Beth Feldman, Madison Cohen and Neshama Roash. Middle row: Rabbi Carnie Rose, John Kemppainen, Betsy Cohen, Sam Dorshow and Hannah Wolkowitz. Bottom row: Annette Heller, Alan Taxman and Matt Specter

Newsmakers – February, 2023

Published February 14, 2023

John Wilson has joined the St. Louis Jewish Community Center as its director of Cultural Arts. He will oversee the annual Jewish Film Festival and supervise and support the Jewish Book Festival, the New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theater Program. Wilson...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Vickie Shuchart, Dr. Ken Ludmerer, Dr. Jim Feigenbaum,  Dr. Jenna Feigenbaum and Dr. Lawrence Feigenbaum
SECOND ROW: Damon Rich, Rabbi Ari Kaiman, Doug Kolker, Andy Schwartz and Jill Singer
BOTTOM ROW: Mitch Lefkowitz and Rena Munster

Newsmakers: January 2023

Published February 6, 2023

Vickie Shuchart returned to Congregation B’nai Amoona as director of strategic operations. Her role is to create a strategic vision for all communications and will oversee the messaging, as well as the technology needs of the congregation as they...

Newsmakers: January, 2023

Newsmakers: January, 2023

Published January 17, 2023

Doug Waxman has joined GadellNet Consulting Services LLC as an account manager. He serves as the primary contact for immediate and long-term technology solutions and is the liaison between the company partners and their technical team, assisting in...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Sherilyn Krell, Rabbi Binyomin Mazer, Barry Needle and Becky Pearson
MIDDLE ROW: Elizabeth Lieberman, Korina Gabrielson Lea Rachel Kosnik and Robert Kaiser

BOTTOM ROW: Larry Gast, Karen Sher, Jared Miller and Samantha Rudolph

Newsmakers: December 2022

Published January 2, 2023

Sherilyn Krell was the top winner in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s annual Holiday Cookie Contest. Her Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars recipe can be found at stljewishlight.org/crumb-bars. Krell is a member of United Hebrew Congregation.  The United Cemetery...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Benjamin Singer, Rabbi Janine Schloss, Maxine Clark, Debra Klevens, Jane Ballard Roth and Shari Whay. SECOND ROW: Lisa Gubernik, Debby Gold, Mindee Fredman,  Harvey Brandvein, Jody Feldman and Ted Koplar (z’’l).

Newsmakers: December 2022

Published December 14, 2022

On Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Factory in Chesterfield, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) celebrated its 20th year at its annual gala. Honored with the Jewish Continuity Award are Jill and David Mogil, members of Young Israel. Diane and Paul Gallant,...

TOP ROW: Dr. Ken Ludmerer, Dr. Jeff Dalin, Dr. Daniel Goldberg, Dr. Andy Dalin, Jennifer Rich-Thomas 
BOTTOM ROW: Jayme Bertish, Dylan Brown, Phyllis Brasch Librach, Dr. David H. Gutmann, Jonathan Kipnis, PhD

Newsmakers: November 2022

Published November 28, 2022

Dr. Ken Ludmerer, of the Washington University School of Medicine, has joined the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital board.  Dalin Dental Associates received one of 10 2022 Family Business Awards from the St. Louis Business Journal. Dr. Jeff Dalin...

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Susan Schmidt Whiddington, Nancy Siegel Burson, Hollye Levin-Lichtenstein, Ingrid Jacoby and Jerry Held

SECOND ROW: Scott Redler, Debbie Schwartz Garden,  Dr. Elizabeth Losos, Miriam Estrin and William Greenblatt

THIRD ROW: Ben Solomon,  Ariana Tobin, 	Dr. Elissa Newport, the late Dr. John D. Hirsch and Dr. Joan Rosenberg

Newsmakers: November 2022

Published November 4, 2022

The Ladue Distinguished Alumni Awards recently took place at the Ladue Horton Watkins Performing Arts Center. The awards are presented once a decade and originated in 2002. Recipients are chosen for significant achievements in their respective fields,...

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