JCRC to honor interfaith leader at annual meeting

Dr. Ghazala Hayat

The Jewish Community Relations Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 26 at the Crowne Plaza Clayton. The installation of the 2010-2011 officers and at-large members will be held at the luncheon.

Dr. Ghazala Hayat, a past president of both the Islamic Foundation and Interfaith Partnership, will receive the Norman A. Stack Community Relations Award. This award was established in 1989 to honor leaders of the St. Louis community who have made significant contributions to interfaith understanding, intergroup relations and social justice.


Phyllis Markus, JCRC Vice President, will be recognized as the Michael and Barbara Newmark JCRC Emerging Leader Awardee. Phyllis is currently Chair of the Community Against Poverty (CAP) committee.

JCRC will be announcing the establishment of The Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations. The Newmark Institute is being established in recognition of the life long work and contributions of Michael and Barbara in the area of human relations and in supporting a diverse and pluralistic community.

The Milton I. and Merle K. Goldstein Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to provide each year a one-year scholarship to help fund post-high school education of a graduating member of the senior class of Soldan International Studies High School. This is the first year a student will receive this award, and Melisa Muminovic will be presented this at the Annual Meeting.