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President & CEO Search

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has formed a Search Committee and engaged Storbeck/Pimentel and Howe-Lewis to find candidates to fill the President & CEO position. On this page you can find the following information:

Nominations and Applications

Please send any applications to Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner Lisa Solinsky, Associate Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP, and Esther Rosenberg, Co-Managing Director, Howe-Lewis International, at


News and Updates


President & CEO Search Committee Members

Gerald P. Greiman, Co-Chair, Search Committee – Chair, Federation Board of Directors; Partner at Spencer Fane LLP, focusing on business litigation; member of Central Reform Congregation; Past President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis

Greg Yawitz, Co-Chair, Search Committee – Owner, Keat Properties LLC; Vice Chair of Federation’s Planning & Allocations (Transition) Committee; Past President, Congregation Shaare Emeth; Board Member, Chair of Autism Speaks St. Louis

Patricia Croughan – Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW; Past Chair, Federation Board of Directors; Co-Chair, L’Chaim 2019; Past President of Congregation Shaare Emeth

Dan Friedman – Assistant Vice President with Enterprise Rent-A-Car; member of Federation’s Planning & Allocations (Transition) Committee; past member, Jewish Federation of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet; and member, Congregation Shaare Emeth

Susan Goldberg – Community Volunteer; member, Federation Board of Directors; member, Board of Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Past President, Ready Readers; past member, Temple Israel Board; member, Temple Israel; marketing career included Ralston Purina, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and Holiday Inn Worldwide

Abby Goldstein – Member, PJ Library Advisory Committee, currently a PJ Library Parent Ambassador; active member, Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy; member, Kol Rinah

Emily Stein MacDonald – Funeral Director at Berger Memorial Chapel; Vice Chair At-Large, Secretary of Federation Board of Directors; Chair, Federation Marketing Committee; member, The Rubin Israel Experience Committee; member, The J Associates Board; member, Central Reform Congregation

Heschel RaskasPh.D. – President Emeritus, Raskas Foods; former Professor of Pathology and Microbiology, Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine; Past Chair, St. Louis Jewish Federation Board of Directors, Past Treasurer, Jewish Federations of North America, member Board of Governors, the Jewish Agency for Israel; member, Young Israel

David Roberts – Founding Board member, MO WINS; Board Chair Emeritus, Reconstructing Judaism and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; Chair, Reconstructing Judaism Nominating and Leadership Development Committee; Co-Founder, Past President, and current member Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community; former Jewish Federation Executive in Boston and Portland, Oregon; non-profit consultant work includes Saul Mirowitz Community Day School; past member, Federation Executive Committee

Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg – Senior Rabbi at United Hebrew Congregation; member, Federation Board of Directors; Chair, Jewish Fund for Human Needs; past Board member, Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), chaired 2015 convention, and Past Chair Annual Giving Campaign

Jonathan Spetner – President of Spetner Associates, Inc.; member, Board of Torah Prep; member, Board of Missouri Torah Institute; member, Agudas Israel

Harvey Wallace – Co-founder & former Managing Partner, Brown Smith Wallace; Immediate Past Chair, Federation Board of Directors; Chair of Federation Nominating and Board Development Committee; member, United Way Board; member, Shaare Emeth

Hank Webber – Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer at Washington University in St. Louis; member, Federation Board of Directors; Chairman of Cortex; member of the Boards of Directors of Forest Park Forever, Downtown Partnership, Provident, and RISE; member, Central Reform Congregation

The search committee will be staffed by Emily Bornstein, Federation’s Manager of Impact and Evaluation.