Chabad plans Lamplighter Awards celebration

Chabad of Greater St. Louis will present awards recognizing the contribution of three couples at its Lamplighter Award Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel. The gala offers a dinner and dessert reception.

The Lamplighter Award recipients are Dr. Irving and Melody Boime, Drs. Susan Feigenbaum and Jay Pepose, and Dr. Jonathan and Naomi Shanker, all of whom will be recognized for their dedicated communal service and support for the educational, outreach and social service programs of Chabad. Guests can choose to attend the pre-event dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m., or just the dessert reception and award celebration, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

The featured speaker will be Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein. Bernstein is the first blind justice on the court; he previously presented at Chabad’s annual Jewish Law & Ethics Symposium in St. Louis.

In addition to his accomplishments in the legal world, Bernstein, who has been sightless since birth, has numerous athletic achievements, including running in 17 marathons before being severely injured by speeding cyclist in Central Park. Bernstein completed both the full- and half-Ironman Triathlon, which included a 1.9-kilometer swim in the Red Sea, a 90-kilometer cycle and a 21-kilometer run. 


Tickets are $125 to attend the pre-event dinner, dessert reception and award celebration. Tickets to attend only the dessert reception and award celebration are $50. Additional sponsorship levels and tribute ad opportunities are also available.  For more information or to RSVP, visit: or call 314-725-0400.