Jewish Federation of St. Louis is seeking nominations for two annual awards – one honoring professionals working for a Jewish community organization and the other honoring volunteer leaders in the Jewish community who are age 45 or younger.

2020 Fred A. Goldstein Professional Excellence Award

This award recognizes outstanding professional leadership. Nominees must be employed by a St. Louis Jewish organization and currently working in a direct service, professional, or managerial role. Nominations should reflect individuals 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. The award is intended to honor continued excellence and is not intended as a reward for longevity or as a thank you for professionals who are retiring, relocating or leaving the field.

2020 David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Award

This award recognizes volunteer leaders in the Jewish community who are 45 years and younger. Nominees demonstrate commitment to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ mission through volunteer leadership and participation in the Annual Campaign. Qualifications can also include board-level involvement in other Jewish community organizations and demonstrated excellence through leadership commitments, inspiring others, innovative ideas, positive spirit, and a collaborative style. Winners receive a stipend to fund leadership training.

Both awards will be presented virtually during the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Annual Meeting on September 10. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 1. Nominations (in the form of letters of recommendation) are invited from the entire Jewish community.

Submit letters of recommendation by email to Marci Mayer Eisen, Director of the Millstone Institute, at