ADL hires director of development

Tasha Kaminsky

The Anti-Defamation League, Missouri/Southern Illinois has hired Tasha Kaminsky as the organization’s Director of Development. 

Kaminsky came to the St. Louis region four years ago from Sarasota, Fla. She is a graduate of Florida State University and Brandeis University, where she earned a master’s degree in Near Eastern and Judaic studies. Before coming to ADL, she was the director of programming and communications at Kol Rinah in University City. She was a member of the ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute in 2013 and a Staenberg Fellow the following year.  She joined the ADL regional advisory board last fall.  

Kaminsky is a member of St. Louis Jewish Pride, and she serves on the board of Jews United for Justice, overseeing the group’s Justice for All Task Force, which is dedicated to political advocacy in law enforcement and municipal court policy. 

“In her short time in the region, Tasha has excelled at community relations, program development in social justice, direct andand social media communications initiatives and as a result, became liaison to Jewish community professionals across the area,” an ADL news release stated. 

Kaminsky is also a published author, most recently featured in “Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds,” published by PM Press.  At the ADL, her responsibilities will encompass all aspects of fundraising for the regional office, whose territory includes the greater Kansas City area in addition to Missouri and the southern half of Illinois.