Millstone Institute program focuses on creating change

“Creating Desired Change From Within,” a program for board members, professionals and volunteers from throughout the St. Louis Jewish community, will take place at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, on Wednesday, April 9.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm, and the program will run from 7 to 9 p.m. It will be introduced and led by Andrew Rehfeld, Jewish Federation president and CEO, who will highlight best practices of change management applicable to  volunteer leaders and professionals. Attendees will then participate in their choice of two 30-minute breakout group discussions on five topics: 

• “Embracing Difficult Challenges and Making Effective Decisions,” with Larry Levin and Jenny Wolkowitz of the St. Louis Jewish Light.

• “Creating a Culture of Philanthropy,” with Deb Dubin of Gateway Center for Giving and Rachel Pereles of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

• “Clear Roles/Clear Words: Strategies for Improving Communication,” with Dalia Oppenheimer of Epstein Hebrew Academy and Nestle Purina Engineering.

• “Building a Successful Team: 10 Steps for Deepening Volunteer Commitments,” with Marci Mayer Eisen of Jewish Federation’s Millstone Institute.

• “Strategic Dreams: Creating New Initiatives,” with Jeffrey Cohen and Nikki Goldstein of Crown Center for Senior Living.

The program is free but requires RSVP with choice of breakout discussion by April 7 to Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or [email protected].

The Millstone Institute is a community endeavor to engage and inspire volunteer leaders and professionals. All initiatives are made possible by the support of the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis; the Millstone Foundation; the Bill Solomon Family; and Mont and Karen Levy.