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Our Board

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has moral and legal responsibility for direction, management and control of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.



Gerald P. Greiman

Gerald P. Greiman

Board Chair

Greg Yawitz

Greg Yawitz

Vice Chair, Planning & Allocations

Harvey Wallace

Harvey Wallace

Immediate Past Board Chair

Robert L. Newmark

Robert L. Newmark

Vice Chair, Endowments & Planned Giving

Timothy Stern

Timothy Stern

Vice Chair, Campaign

Mark Zorensky

Mark Zorensky

Vice Chair, Finance/Treasurer

Les Sterman

Les Sterman

Vice Chair, Strategic Planning

Emily Stein MacDonald

Emily Stein MacDonald

Vice Chair At-Large, Secretary

At-Large Directors

Katherine Green
Betsy G. Dennis
JJ Flotken
Susan K. Goldberg
John Greenberg
Stephanie L. Gross
Gianna Jacobson
Neil Jaffe
Ken Kranzberg
Michael Lefton
Michael Litwack
Ruth Raskas
Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg
Donn Rubin
Carol Staenberg
Toby Warticovschi
Hank Webber
Second Immediate Past Chair: Patricia F. Croughan


Ex-Officio Directors

Douglas Baron (Chair, Planning & Allocation’s Building a Vibrant Jewish St. Louis Subcommittee)
Burt Garland (Chair, Planning & Allocation’s Enhancing St. Louis’ Attachment to Israel Subcommittee)
Sherry Shuman (Chair, Planning & Allocation’s Israel and Overseas Initiatives Subcommittee)
Sue Schlichter (Chair, Planning & Allocation’s Supporting Local Individuals in Need Subcommittee)
Bonnie Solomon (Chair, Women’s Philanthropy)


Board of Trustees

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Board of Trustees is a community board. All Officers and Directors listed above are members of the Board of Trustees.

The following groups are also members of the Board of Trustees:

At-Large Elected Trustees

Fran Balk
Lisa Graivier Barnes
David Belsky
Stuart Block
Evan Buxner
Ben Cherry
Charles Deutsch
Alan Fine
Sue Fischlowitz
Susan Godwin Kofkoff
David Kaslow
Ken Ludmerer
Susan Matlof
Jean Margul
Galia Movitz
Nina Needleman
Rabbi Hershey Novack
Gerald Padawer
Joe Pereles
Craig Rosenthal
Rabbi Michael Rovinsky
Michael Rubin
Michelle Rubin
Victoria Singer
Ellen Schapiro
Pearl Serota
Greg Siwak
Todd Siwak
Jeff Sparks
Michael Staenberg
Karen Suroff
John Wallach
Jane Roodman Weiss


Ex-Officio Trustees

The following groups serve as Ex-Officio Trustees:

Council of Life Members

Ilse Altman
Terry Bloomberg
Lee Bohm
Paul Cahn
Patricia F. Croughan*
Julian Edison (Of Blessed Memory)
Alyn Essman* (Of Blessed Memory)
Marilyn Essman (Of Blessed Memory)
Marilyn Fox
Harris Frank*
Henrietta Freedman (Of Blessed Memory)
Thomas Green* (Of Blessed Memory)
Sheila Greenbaum*
Siegmund Halpern* (Of Blessed Memory)
Harvey Harris*
Terry and Harvey Hieken
Bill Kahn (Of Blessed Memory)
Mont Levy*
Leslie Litwack
Michael Litwack*
Lynn Lyss
Robert Millstone*
Sanford Neuman*
Michael Newmark*
Heschel Raskas*
Barry Rosenberg
Jay Sarver*
Alvin Siteman
Nancy Siwak*
Richard Stein
Morris Sterneck* (Of Blessed Memory)
Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman
Harvey N. Wallace*
*Past Board Chair

Current Agency Board Chairs

Dov Axelbaum (Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School)
Jim Deutsch (Covenant Place)
Steve Gallant (St. Louis Jewish Light)
Barbara Green (Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School)
Steve Green (Jewish Family & Children Services)
Darryl Jones (MERS Goodwill)
John Kalishman (Jewish Community Relations Council)
Felicia Malter (Jewish Community Center)
Howard Oppenheimer (Yeshivat Kadimah High School)
Dov Zeffren (Torah Prep School)
Joanna Trachtenberg (Mizzou Hillel)
Melanie Winograd (Epstein Hebrew Academy)
Lawrence B. Wittels (WashU Hillel)

Federation Committee Chairs (not serving as Directors)

Ronnie Brockman (Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library)
Jonathan Deutsch (Millstone Institute)
Cathy Goldsticker (Audit Committee)
Tom Margulis (Investment Committee)
Fran Poger (Holocaust Museum & Learning Center)
Randi Schenberg (JProStl)
Position Currently Vacant (Young Professionals Division)

Annual Campaign Representatives

Brad Gross (Major Gifts Chair)
Myrna Hershman
Matt and Jessica Litwack (Young Ben Gurion Society Chairs)

Rabbinical Association Representatives

Rabbi Michael Alper (Association of Reform Rabbis)
Rabbi Noah Arnow (St. Louis Rabbinical Association)
Rabbi Micah Buck- Yael (Conservative Rabbinical Association)
Rabbi Yosef Landa (Orthodox Rabbinical Council)

High School and College Student Representatives

Julian Albright (JCRC Student to Student Program)
Sophie Chervitz (Yeshivat Kadimah High School)
Ari Cotler (Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis)
Sam Slaughter (Hillel at Maryville University)


Note: All Chief Executive Officers of our Beneficiary Agencies, in addition to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library and Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, are invited to attend each meeting of the Board of Trustees.