Jewish Light names 2017 Unsung Heroes

Nine individuals and one couple will be recognized as the 2017 Jewish Light Unsung Heroes at 7 p.m. Monday, May 22 at the Jewish Community Center Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.

The annual event, which began in 2010, shines a light on individuals who volunteer to help the St. Louis Jewish community, and Jewish St. Louisans who volunteer not only within the local Jewish community but also the community at-large. Event chairs are Vicki Singer and Gary Kodner.

This year’s Heroes are:

• Susan Winter Balk

• Jeffrey Cohen

• Suzanne Epstein Lang

• Jerri Livingston

• Stan Shanker

• Jay Umansky

• Dr. Sharon Dunski Vermont

• Cindy Lander Wallach

• Lois and Dave Zuckerman

Look for more information about the honorees in upcoming editions and profile stories in the Oy! Magazine—Unsung Heroes edition in May.

The Unsung Heroes event will feature a dessert reception (Kosher dietary laws observed). Tickets are $25. RSVP online by May 15 at, or email [email protected] or call 314-743-3660. A printed RSVP form will be included in future issues of the Light. 

Enterprise Holdings Foundation is a Diamond Level sponsor of the event. Rachael and Joel Brightfield, and Vicki and Barry Singer are Gold Level sponsors. For sponsorship opportunities contact Vicki Singer at [email protected].