JProStl, the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, is now accepting nominations for the 13th Annual JProStl Peer Recognition Awards and for the 3rd JProStl Partnership Award. Any staff person at a Jewish agency, organization, day school or congregation can submit nominations. JProStl is an initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

The deadline for submission is November 1, 2017 and awards will be presented at a community-wide luncheon on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. The theme for the luncheon is “JProStl at 13: Building Community”.

The JProStl Peer Awards honor those who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization and the St. Louis Jewish community. The categories are Career Achievement, Chesed/Kindness, Dedication, Emerging Leader/Young Adult Leader, Educator, Mentor, Pillar and Visionary. The JProStl Partnership Award honors lay leaders or board members who exemplify the lay-staff partnership.

Nominations can be submitted online for both awards at

Program co-chairs are Liz Collins of Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center and Karen Lucy of Congregation Shaare Emeth, Shirlee Green Preschool. Awards co-chairs are Tabari Coleman of the ADL and Joan Denison of Covenant Place and Partnership Awards co-chairs are Karen Aroesty of the ADL and Cheryl Maayan of Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. Marianne Chervitz of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is JProStl Special Events Chairman and Julie Gibbs of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is JProStl President. Vice Presidents are Randi Schenberg of Crown Center for Senior Living and Andrew Goldfeder of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.

For more information on the luncheon, sponsorships and awards, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or Online registration for the luncheon will be open in late November.

JProStl, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is affiliated with the Millstone Institute and supported by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Mont & Karen Levy and Bill Solomon & Family. Maryville University and Maryville University Hillel are event sponsors.