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JProStl, the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, is now accepting nominations for the 14th Annual JProStl Peer Recognition Awards and the 4th Annual JProStl Partnership Award.

The theme for the event is “The Future is Bright: Highlighting the Work of Our Professional Community.”

Nominations can be submitted by any staff person at a Jewish agency, organization, day school, or congregation.

The deadline for submission is October 31, and awards will be presented at a community-wide luncheon on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at The J’s Staenberg Family Complex from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The JProStl peer awards honor those who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization, and the St. Louis Jewish community. Categories include Visionary, Emerging Leader, Career Achievement, Mentor, Pillar, Jewish Educator, Chesed/Kindness (direct service), and Dedication (support staff). The JProStl Partnership Award honors a lay leader who exemplifies the lay-staff partnership.

Nominations can be submitted online for both awards at

Program Co-Chairs are Rachel Andreasson of Temple Israel and Mark Morgan of MERS-Goodwill. Peer Awards Co-Chairs are Tova Greenblatt of Esther Miller Bais Yaakov and Lee’at Koertel of Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, and Partnership Awards Co-Chairs are Jackie Ulin Levey of WashU Hillel and Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg of United Hebrew Congregation. Randi Schenberg of Crown Center for Senior Living is JProStl President, and Liz Collins of Kol Rinah is JProStl Special Events Chairman. JProStl Vice Presidents are Andrew Goldfeder of Temple Emanuel and Erin Schreiber of Maryville Hillel.

For more information on the awards process and sponsorship opportunities, 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 Mont & Karen Levy and the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Maryville University/Maryville University Hillel is the presenting sponsor of the luncheon.