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Engaging and Inspiring Volunteer Leaders and Professionals
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Millstone Leadership Initiatives

Jewish Federation of St. Louis supports the work of our Jewish community by engaging new leaders and welcoming new professional staff, providing training and individualized coaching, and strengthening connections among both professionals and lay leaders of Jewish organizations, schools, and congregations.

Millstone Leadership Initiatives are made possible by the generous support of Mont & Karen Levy and the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. JProStL professional development is also supported by the Barry Rosenberg Fund for Professional Excellence.

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Learn about our initiatives:
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.

ACCESS Leadership

A collaboration of YPD and Millstone Leadership Initiatives to inspire and guide foundational leadership skills in young adults through a Jewish lens.

Organizational & Board Training

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


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

JFAN – Jewish Federation Leadership Alumni Network

An alumni network for leaders and community members to connect and learn from each other while deepening knowledge, skills, and volunteer commitments.

Individualized Leadership Coaching

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.

Educational Councils

Support the work of our community’s three educational councils: ECC Directors, Religious School Directors Council, Youth Group Directors Council.



Chair: Jonathan Deutsch

Advisory Committee Members: Cheryl Adelstein, Leenie Becker, Rabbi Karen Bogard, Lauren Cohen, Patty Croughan, Paul Flotken, Phil Frischer, Jason Growe, Michael Kass, Mont S. Levy, Dee Mogerman, Rachel M. Pepe, Jane Roodman Weiss, Steven A. Rosenblum, Randi Schenberg

Marci Mayer Eisen, Director, Millstone Leadership Initiatives
Karen Sher, Vice President, Community Leadership & Engagement

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