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JProStl, the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, is now accepting nominations for the 15th Annual JProStl Peer Recognition Awards and the 5th Annual JProStl Partnership Award. The theme for the event is “Drive to Succeed.” Nominations can be submitted by any staff person at a Jewish organization, day school, or congregation.

The deadline for submission is Nov. 1 and awards will be presented at a community-wide luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at The J’s Staenberg Family Complex from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. 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 best represents the lay-staff partnership.

Nominations can be submitted online for both awards at

Luncheon Event Co-Chairs are Jennifer Baer (Jewish Federation of St. Louis) & Marian Gordon (Traditional Congregation). Others who make this event possible include: JProStl Special Events Chair Liz Collins (Kol Rinah), Peer Awards Co-Chairs Chana Novack (Chabad on Campus) and Dan Reich (Holocaust Museum), Partnership Award Co-Chairs Holly Ingraham (Cultural Leadership) and Anita Kraus (B’nai Amoona), JProStl President Randi Schenberg (Crown Center), and JProStl Vice Presidents Scott Berzon (Jewish Light) and Erin Schreiber (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. Bill Solomon and Family is a presenting sponsor of the Luncheon.