JProStl honors 10 at annual luncheon

From left are Jane Weinhaus, Erica Morris, Tim Vohsen, Gail Wechsler, Tzipporah and Rabbi Mordecai Yaroslawitz, Matt Wever, Shiffy Landa, Michael Oberlander and Ellen Alper. Photo: Zach Dalin

Nearly 400 people attended the Annual JProStl Recognition Luncheon on Jan. 28 at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex.JProStl is the professional association for staff who work at 50 organizations affiliated with the St. Louis Jewish community. Michael Oberlander was honored with the first JProStl Partnership Award. Honorees included:

• Shiffy Landa (H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy/Chabad) for Career Achievement

• Jane Weinhaus (Deutsch Early Childhood Center, Congregation Temple Israel) for Chesed/Kindness

• Tim Vohsen (Crown Center for Senior Living) for Dedication

• Matt Wever (JCC) for Mentor Award

• Erica Morris (JCC/BBYO) for Emerging Leader Award

• Gail Wechsler (JCRC) for Pillar Award

• Rabbi Mordecai and Zipporah Yaroslawitz (Kulanu Yachad/Torah Prep School) for Educators Award,

• Ellen Alper (NCJW) for Visionary Award. 

Honorees were highlighted to the audience by a video showcasing their work and then presented with a personalized plaque to commemorate the day. JProStl is a program of Jewish Federation’s Millstone Institute and its programs are supported by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation.