JProStl names recipients of ninth annual Peer Recognition Awards

JProStl, a professional association that provides training, resources and networking opportunities for staff at 50 not-for-profit Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, has announced the recipients of its annual Peer Recognition Awards. Honorees will receive their awards at the Ninth Annual JProStl Recognition Luncheon, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex. The theme of the program is “Celebrating Community—Honoring Professionals.” The honorees were chosen by a committee of JProStl leadership and former award recipients, representing colleagues from across the community. 

This year’s honorees include:

•  Visionary Award: Cheryl Maayan, head of school, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School;

•  Career Achievement Award: Rabbi Menachem Greenblatt, rabbi of Agudas Israel of St. Louis and dean of the St. Louis Kollel;

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•  Emerging Leader Award: Mindi Mintz, Judaic studies principal, Torah Prep Girls’ Division;

•  Kindness (Chesed) Award: Chana Novack, co-director, Chabad on Campus;

•  Pillar Award: Steven Rosenzweig, COO/CFO, Jewish Community Center;

•  Educator Award: Leslie Wolf, director, Deutsch Early Childhood Center, Temple Israel;

•  Dedication Award (for support staff): Claire Wolff, office manager, Aish HaTorah, and Gloria Schwartz, administrative assistant to the clergy, Congregation Shaare Emeth;

•  Mentor Award: Rabbi James Stone Goodman, for his work through Congregation Neve Shalom focused with JAMI (Jewish Attention to Mental Illness), Shalvah and Jewish Prison Outreach.

The luncheon is free of charge for staff who work at least 15 hours per week annually at a Jewish organization and $25 for guests. To register for the luncheon and to donate to professional development in honor of the recipients, go to For information, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or [email protected] 

All JPro programs are made possible by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. JProStl is affiliated with the Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.