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Jewish Federation of St. Louis invites the entire community to see its newly remodeled and newly renamed Kaplan Feldman Complex on September 27 for the Federation’s 2018 Annual Meeting.

Coming during the celebration of Sukkot, the Annual Meeting will feature a Sukkah, where the Chanukat HaBayit (Rededication) will take place at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by an Open House, before the Annual Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

The event will honor the Kaplan Feldman Families, Carol & Michael Staenberg and the Kopolow Family, who were instrumental in making the remodeled building possible.

Home to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center and other institutions, the remodeled building significantly renews and expands the Kopolow Jewish Community Services Building, which served our community well for over 36 years.

The Annual Meeting includes an Election of Officers, presentation of the David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Awards, Fred A. Goldstein Professional Leadership Award and RubinBrown Corporate Leadership Award.

The 2018-19 Board of Directors nominees are:

Vice Chair, Campaign: Timothy Stern
Vice Chair, Strategic Planning: Les Sterman
Vice Chair, Planning and Allocations: Greg Yawitz
Vice Chair, Endowments & Planned Giving: Robert Newmark
Vice Chair, Finance/Treasurer: Mark Zorensky
Vice Chair, at-large/Secretary: Emily Stein MacDonald

The award winners this year are:

Erin Kessler Schneider and Eli Abeles, z”l have been selected for the 2018 David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Award. This award recognizes volunteer leaders in the Jewish community who demonstrate commitment to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ mission through volunteer leadership and participation in the Annual Campaign.

Cheryl Maayan has been selected for the 2018 Fred A. Goldstein Professional Excellence Award. This award recognizes outstanding professionals in a St. Louis Jewish organization who excel in their field, have a significant track record over time, have introduced important innovations, and are perceived as role models by other professionals and volunteers.

Diane Katzman Custom Jewelry & Accessories has been selected as the RubinBrown Corporate Leadership Award Recipient. This award is given to a company that exemplifies philanthropic leadership in our community. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment and dedication to philanthropy that enhances our community in a meaningful way.

All awards will be presented at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Annual Meeting on September 27.

Tickets for the Annual Meeting are $18 per person or $36 for the entire family. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided; dietary laws observed.

For more information and to register today, visit For more information, contact Jade Collins at 314-442-3832 or