Jewish Light announces 2018 Unsung Heroes

Jewish Light Unsung Heroes


Ten individuals will be recognized as the 2018 Jewish Light Unsung Heroes at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Jewish Community Center Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. 

The annual event, which began in 2010, shines a light on individuals who volunteer to help the St. Louis Jewish community, and Jewish St. Louisans who volunteer not only within the local Jewish community but also the community at-large. Event chairs are former Unsung Heroes Suzanne Epstein- Lang (2017) and Betsy Mehlman (2016).

This year’s Heroes are:

  • Jan Abrams 
  • Steve Gorin 
  • Susie Spitzer Kinsella 
  • Susan Kottler 
  • David Lander 
  • Arik Levy 
  • Sophie Malik 
  • Hannah Maurer 
  • Maxine Mirowitz
  • Robert Stein 

Look for more information about the honorees in upcoming editions of the Light and profile stories in the Oy! Magazine—Unsung Heroes edition in May. 

The Unsung Heroes event will feature a dessert reception (Kosher dietary laws observed) after a program that features video tributes to each honoree. Tickets are $35. RSVP online by May 9 at, or email [email protected] or call 314-743-3660. A printed RSVP form will be included in future issues of the Light. 

For sponsorship opportunities contact Judi Scissors at [email protected].