Nishmah: The St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project

Jewish Community Center

2 Millstone Campus Drive 

St. Louis, Mo. 63146


email:  [email protected]


Shira Kraft, Director

Simone Picker, Banot Program Coordinator

Debbi Braunstein, Sharsheret Support Coordinator

Nishmah (a program of the J) inspires, engages and supports women, girls and boys through educational, spiritual and social programming. Through a collaborative model, Nishmah strengthens the St. Louis Jewish community. 

Programs include: Banot (Girls) Buddies for elementary school girls; Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! for girls in middle school; Banot Board for high school girls; It’s a Guy Thing! for teen boys; the Ilene Joseph Salon Series; We are Listening Series, the St. Louis Mikvah Project and other unique learning opportunities for women. 

In addition, Nishmah has a yearly special event, such as a women’s conference/retreat or Jewish holiday related signature event. This year’s signature event, the Women’s Shabbat Retreat will return on Feb. 9-10, 2018. 

For more information about Sharsheret Supports, see separate listing below.

Stefanie Levenson is President.