Thursday, May 9, 3:30-5pm
Jewish Federation Kopolow Building

JProStl will end its year with a celebration Luau.  The annual End-of-Year event, which honors the JPro Board, will take place on Thursday, May 9 at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The event also will provide opportunities for staff to network and build relationships across agencies. Participants will engage in team-building activities, win prizes and enjoy tropical desserts. JProStl is the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at more than 50 Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis.

Outgoing JProStl board members include: 

  • Lee’at Bachar (Jewish Federation)
  • Jennifer Bernstein (JF&CS)
  • Joan Denison (Covenant CHAI)
  • Simone Picker (Nishmah)

 The 2013-2014 Board includes:


President                     Jean Cavender (Holocaust Museum)

Vice                               Rabbi Levi Landa (Chabad)

Vice                               Phil Ruben (JCC)

Past President           Craig Neuman (JCC)



Leadership                  Shannon Rohlman (SMJCS)

Jewish Ed.                   Andy Schwebel (B’nai Amoona)

Peer Networking       Marissa Rosen (NCJW)

Special Events            Michelle Almengor (JCC)

Training                        Amy Stone – (United Hebrew)

New Workers              Marcia Mermelstein (JF&CS)


At Large

  • Tabari Coleman (ADL)
  • Robert Colton (Shaare Emeth)
  • Andrew Goldfeder (Holocaust Museum)
  • Mindi Mintz (Torah Prep)
  • Josh Olmstead (Hillel)
  • Amanda Radman (TI)
  • Randi Schenberg (Crown Center)
  • Emily Thal (B’nai Amoona)

The End-of-Year Luau is free of charge for all staff who work at Jewish organizations. For more information and to RSVP, email Emilie Docter at by May 3.

Co-chairs are Kimmi Levinson of the JCC and Amanda Radman of Temple Israel. Jean Cavender of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center is JProStl President, and Michelle Almengor of the JCC is the Chairman of JProStl Special Events. JProStl events are made possible by generous support from the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.  JProStl is affiliated with the Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership.