Love from the Light for upcoming benefits

By Ellen Futterman, Editor

The list of those involved in planning the Makers Ball 2020 for Craft Alliance reads like a Who’s Who of the local Jewish community.

The organization’s executive director, Mark Witzling, who happens to be a member of United Hebrew, reports that among those on the planning committee are: Hope Abramo, Barbara Goodman, Alice Handelman, Margaret Israel, Terri Jacobson, Lee Kaplan, Sandy Kaplan, Martin Lammert, Phyllis Langsdorf, Jackie Levin, Tracy Gellman Liebe, Lenore Pepper, Jill Evans Petzall, Diana Rothbarth, Razine Wenneker, Marty Wice, Jeanne Wolfson and Nancy Yawitz.   

The Makers Ball, which takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 13 at downtown’s Four Seasons Hotel, will feature live and silent auctions, an open bar, three-course meal and artist demonstrations. The evening will also include recognition of the 2020 Founders’ Award Honoree, Adam Foster, owner of Adam Foster Fine Jewelry.

Tickets are $250, with a number of levels of sponsorship. For more information, contact Jessica Goodhart at 314-725-1177, ext. 321 or [email protected]

The next night marks the 11th annual Sing for Siteman benefit concert, starting at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Performing Arts Center at John Burroughs School, 755 S. Price Road. Performances will include selections from popular music, Broadway and opera. Proceeds benefit Siteman Cancer Center’s Discovery Fund in support of cancer research. Susan Sherman is co-chairing the event along with Kim Eberlein, whose husband Tim is chief medical honcho at Siteman.

Three artists from Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ 2020 Outside the Lines residency will perform in addition to four young artists from the Bach Society of St. Louis and some of the best high school singers from the Sheldon’s City of Music All-Star Chorus. Tickets are $100 for preferred seating, $50 for general seating and $25 for students, and include a 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. concert, and 8 p.m. opportunity to meet the artists. Reserve tickets by calling Opera Theatre at 314-961-0644, or at