Help spotlight the community’s ‘Unsung Heroes’

Clockwise from top-left are the  covers of Oy! Magazine – Unsung Heroes from 2010 to 2015


It’s time to nominate your Unsung Hero!

This week, the Jewish Light begins to once again accept nominations for our Unsung Heroes, who will be honored in our OY! Magazine and at a special reception the evening of Monday, May 23 at the Jewish Community Center’s Performing Arts Center.

The nomination form appears on page 13 and will be in the Light for the next six weeks. Nominations may also be made online at

The Light solicits nominations from the community of individuals and groups making a major impact without seeking substantial public recognition for their efforts. The honorees can be those making a difference within the Jewish community, or Jewish individuals making an impact in the community at large. 

A committee of Jewish community leaders then helps the Light look at the pool of nominations and select the honorees.

New Mt. Sinai Cemetery advertisement

The event this year will be co-chaired by Missy Korenblat Hanin, and Light Trustees Gary Kodner and Vicki Singer, with Light Trustee Sheri Sherman continuing to serve as a special advisor to the event. 

For more information about Unsung Heroes nominations or the May 23 event, contact the Light at [email protected] or 314-743-3660.

Nomination process begins for annual Jewish Light awards; deadline is Feb. 26