5th Annual Lynnie’s Light for Life to honor legacy of Lynnie Isaacs Palan


Lynne Isaacs Palan

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief

The Jewish Community Center and the family of Lynnie Isaacs Palan (z”l), invite the community to honor the legacy of this inspiring woman. Lynnie’s Light for Life 2022 takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7  at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex Outdoor Pool.

The community is encouraged to join as the pool is illuminated to shine light on the work of Sharsheret Supports STL and to hear words of strength and empowerment, and how together, we are improving and saving lives.

New this year

In honor of this year’s 5th Annual Lynnie’s Light for Life, we invite you to join us in creating a community art project, a beautiful hamsa mosaic. Artist Jim Ibur will use your tile to create this commemorative hamsa.

In Jewish culture, the hamsa is associated with the number five because of the five fingers depicted on the hand symbolizing the Hand of God. The hamsa, a sign of protection, brings its owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune. This commemorative hamsa will be displayed at the J as a reminder of the dedication, passion, and legacy of Lynnie Isaacs Palan z”l and the work of Sharsheret Supports STL.

Lynnie Isaacs Palan

Palan was a pioneer and leader of both Nishmah: The St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project and Sharsheret Supports St. Louis, a community partner of the national nonprofit Sharsheret organization and a program of Nishmah. Through her passionate volunteerism and professional work in these organizations and many others, she was dedicated to building vibrant communities and changing lives, especially for individuals living with, or at increased genetic risk of developing cancer.

Palan lost her battle to breast cancer on April 10, 2018, leaving a legacy of philanthropy among her family and friends.

This is a free event. All donations are appreciated; create your hamsa tile starting at $100.

To attend and/or contribute to the 5th Annual Lynnie’s Light for Life, visit jccstl.com/lynnie. For questions, or to learn more, contact Vickie Shuchart at [email protected] or 314-442-3111.