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Leadership Development

The Millstone Institute offers many programs that enhance and strengthen leadership development. Our goal is to engage, support and train professionals and volunteer leaders, strengthen organizations, create community-wide connections and networks, and inspire through a Jewish lens. Learn more by exploring our initiatives listed below.
Presidents’ Circle

Receptions and specialized training for board presidents to share knowledge, build mutual respect and create new support systems.

Fellows Experience

An empowered network of emerging and established volunteer leaders poised to move the community forward.

Organizational Training

Resources and individual consulting and coaching for boards and staff teams.



A professional association providing extensive networking, professional development and recognition for staff.

Leadership Coaching Academy

Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Leadership Resources

Books, links, podcasts and other materials to inspire and support your staff and volunteers.



“The Millstone Fellows helped me meet those I otherwise would have never met and gave me the skills and confidence to take on more responsibility within my own congregation.”
David Rosenstock, United Hebrew Congregation

“JProStl has elevated the work I do throughout the community, providing significant collaborations and incredible support.”
Rabbi Levi Landa, Chabad

“Millstone Institute staff facilitated a retreat for our board that helped us get to know each other better and set a clear vision and goals for the year.”
Randi Mozenter, Kol Rinah Congregation

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the energy at the Presidents’ Circle. The programs helped me feel part of the larger Jewish community.”
Dee Mogerman, Temple Israel

“As a staff person of another faith, JProStl has helped me feel appreciated and connected.”
Michelle Almengor, The J



The Millstone Institute honors the memory and contributions of Isadore Millstone and is generously supported by Mont & Karen Levy, the Lubin-Green Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Millstone Institute Leadership
Patty Croughan​, Millstone Institute Advisory Chair
Sarah Levinson, President, JProStl

Marci Mayer Eisen, Director, Millstone Institute/JProStl
Karen Sher, Vice President, Community Leadership & Engagement

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Greg Yawitz, Board Chair
Brian Herstig, President & CEO