The Professional Society offers professionals a host of opportunities to come together with other like-minded community members and philanthropists. It is a giving society that offers its members opportunities for engagement and education with others who share your values. Click here to view our quarterly newsletter!

Past newsletters: April 2024 | March 2022November 2021  |  August 2021  |  May 2021

The Professional Society is made up of these divisions:

  • Business and Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Legal
  • Healthcare
Thank you to our sponsor for their continued support:

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Strengthening Our Community

Our professional community is key to fulfilling Federation’s mission of strengthening an engaged, vibrant, and flourishing St. Louis Jewish community. Professional Society members are donors whose gifts to the Annual Campaign are:

  • Ages 46+ $1,800 or more
  • Ages 31-45 $1,000 or more
  • Ages 30 and under $500 or more
  • Residents and students $360 or more

A monthly payment option is available.

Membership benefits include:

  • Listings in the annual donor roll, Professional Society brochure insert, and video screen in the Jewish Federation of St. Louis lobby 
  • Invitations to members-only recognition event
  • Potential leadership opportunities within the Jewish community
  • Continued education credit opportunities
  • A forum to discuss issues from a Jewish perspective

Click here to see the list of the 2021 members.

Benefits to the Jewish Community:

Professional Society members strengthen and impact the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Jewish Community through:

  • Engaging in philanthropic support
  • Contributing professional skills and expertise
  • Developing camaraderie and a sense of community
  • Providing increased or deepened leadership commitments



Professional Society Chair
Sanford J. Boxerman

Past Chair
Neil Jaffe

Chair Elect
Brad Snitzer

Vice Chairs
Mark Rubin, Business & Real Estate
Denise Meckler, MD, Healthcare
Brad Snitzer, Financial Services
Sharon Remis, Legal

Leadership Advisory Committee
Cynthia Albin, Diana W. Baumohl, Stephen Davis, Caryn Fine, Neil Jaffe, Hannah Marshall, Mike Lefton, Matt Litwack, Rob Merlin, Jerry Padawer, Joel Portman, Sharon Remis, Jane N. Rubin, Sherry Shuman, MD, Matt Smith, Jeff Sparks


For more information or to get involved, contact Stacy Wagerman at


Upcoming Events

YPD Trivia Night

The J
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

IT’S BACK! Join YPD for our annual Trivia Night! Grab nine of your smartest friends and put your trivia skills to the test, enter to win raffles & auction items and enjoy beer and good times with YPD.

JProStL Demystifying AI: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence At Work

Demystifying AI: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence At Work with Dr. Sarah Rubinson Levy over Zoom. AI as a concept has been around for 50 years, however the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022 has been revolutionary. While the technology continues to evolve with new versions of ChatGPT and competitors like Bard and Perplexity, explore how can you take advantage of this human-like technology to streamline your responsibilities, work more strategically, efficiently, save time, and focus your creativity on what matters most. Join us for two opportunities to learn and experiment together in an interactive workshop.

An Evening Of Impact

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

Join us for our annual gathering to learn about Federation’s critical work supporting our community and hear from our Board Chair, Bob Newmark, and President & CEO, Brian Herstig. Dietary Laws Observed. Presentation of David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Awards, Fred A. Goldstein Professional Excellence Award, and RubinBrown Corporate Leadership Award.

JProStL Annual End of Year Networking Event: Re-Charge Your Passion

Jewish Federation – Kaplan Feldman Complex
12 Millstone Campus Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146

Re-Charge Your Passion: Conversations – Connections – Community. JProStL Annual End of Year Networking Event. Appreciation to the outgoing JProStL Board members and Recognition of incoming Board.

The Men’s Event

The Factory
17105 North Outer 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005

This is not a fundraiser but you can still make a gift. This is not a dinner but you will enjoy delicious food & drinks. There are no honorees but we will still celebrate. Featuring Dan Ahdoot stand up comic, actor, writer and producer. Remarks by Michael Staenberg, President of The Staenberg Group and a leading global Philanthropist.

YPD Shabbat Shalom STL

Connect with your Jewish identity and other young adults in the St. Louis Community with YPD’s Shabbat Shalom, STL! – a Three-Session Shabbat Service series. Join us for one service or all three, exploring different STL Synagogues while engaging with others. Whether you have attended services since childhood or have yet to step into a Synagogue, we invite you to learn about the beloved Friday Night Service.

Past Events