Jewish Light announces 2019 ‘Unsung’ honorees

Unsung Heroes 2019

Eight individuals and two groups will be recognized as the 2019 Jewish Light Unsung Heroes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave. in University City. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event, which will also pay tribute to all previous heroes from the past decade. 

Unsung Heroes shines a light on individuals of any faith 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. To date, more than 100 people have been honored as Unsung Heroes. This year’s event co-chairs are Faith Berger, Sheri Sherman and Janie Weiss.

This year’s Heroes are:

  • Reva Davis
  • B’nai Amoona Delmar Gardens West “Welcome the Shabbat” Volunteers
  • Barbara Finch
  • Karen Flotte
  • Jeff and David Lazaroff (Brothers Lazaroff)
  • Alice Ludmer 
  • Jennifer Rothman Mancuso
  • Dr. Gary Ratkin
  • Dr. Terry Weiss
  • Julie Williams

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 bountiful reception (Kosher dietary laws observed) after a program that includes video tributes to each 2019 honoree and many other surprises. Complimentary valet parking will be available. 

Tickets are $35. RSVP online by May 17 at, or email [email protected] or call 314-743-3660. A printed RSVP form and additional details are on page 15. 

For sponsorship opportunities contact Scott Berzon at [email protected].