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Ten professionals have been chosen as honorees for the 15th Annual JProStl Recognition Luncheon, which takes place Thursday, January 30, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the The J’s Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Dr. The theme of the program is “The Drive to Succeed.”

JProStl, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is the professional association for staff who work at 50 nonprofits affiliated with the St. Louis Jewish community.

Marilyn Ratkin has been chosen as the recipient of the JProStl Parnership Award, recognizing a volunteer leader who exemplifies the lay-staff relationship through commitments to the Jewish community and St. Louis region, ethical leadership, Jewish values, and acts of kindness.

The JProStl Peer Awards honor staff who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization, and the St. Louis Jewish community.

JProStl Peer Awards:

  • Career Achievement – Lori Wishne (Jewish Federation of St. Louis)
  • Chesed/Kindness – Amy Neuman (Crown Center for Senior Living)
  • Dedication – Vickie Shuchart (Congregation B’nai Amoona)
  • Visionary – Fawn Chapel (Jewish Community Relations Council)
  • Emerging Leader – Rabbi Josh Bregman (MTI-Missouri Torah Institute)
  • Educator – Roz Hirschhorn (Epstein Hebrew Academy) and Betti Blumoff (Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School)
  • Mentor – Lisa Marucci (The J)
  • Pillar – Cori Neidenberg (United Hebrew Congregation)

Recipients were chosen by a committee of JProStl leadership and former honorees representing colleagues from across the community.

Program Co-Chairs are Jennifer Baer of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and Marian Gordon of Traditional Congregation. Peer Awards Co-Chairs are Chana Novack of Chabad on Campus and Dan Reich of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. Partnership Awards Co-Chairs are Anita Kraus of B’nai Amoona and Holly Ingraham of Cultural Leadership. Liz Collins of Kol Rinah is JProStl Special Events Chairman and Randi Schenberg of Crown Center is JProStl President. Vice Presidents are Scott Berzon of the Jewish Light and Erin Schreiber of Maryville Hillel.

The luncheon is $30 for guests and free of charge for staff who work at least 20 hours per week annually at a Jewish organization. To register and to donate to professional development in honor of the recipients, go to JFedSTL.org/Luncheon. Online registration for the Luncheon will be open in early December.

For information on sponsorships and the Luncheon, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or MEisen@JFedSTL.org.

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. The luncheon is supported by Bill Solomon & Family and Jonathan and Jennifer Deutsch.