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The Professional Society convenes, connects and catalyzes individuals committed to the work of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis based on industry, shared interests and involvements through high level social, networking and educational opportunities. Offering another point of access for community involvement, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Society connects, inspires and engages members of our community so that together we can help individuals in St. Louis and around the world live with dignity, meaning and purpose.

Membership Benefits:

  • Networking within and across professions
  • Access to local and national speakers
  • Invitations to industry-targeted educational programs (check out photos from the April 28, 2019 event!)
  • Potential leadership opportunities within the Jewish community
  • A forum to discuss issues from a Jewish perspective
  • Continued Education Credits opportunities
  • Recognition in the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Annual Report

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

Membership Levels:

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

The Professional Society has expanded to include professionals from all trades and industries, and continues to bring together individuals through the following established societies: Business and Real Estate Division, Financial Services Division, Legal Division and Healthcare Division. Each strives to strengthen the local professional community and our Jewish community through education, volunteerism and philanthropy. Members seek to encourage and strengthen the sense of community among each other through social and educational events throughout the year. See the 2018 Professional Society members here.



Open to all business and real estate professionals, including retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, start-ups, real estate brokers, developers, construction firms and students in any of these related fields.



Open to all financial professionals, including accountants, stock brokers, bankers, wealth advisors, insurance brokers, others in the financial services industry and students in any of these related fields.



Open to all healthcare professionals, including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, therapists and students in any of these related fields.



Open to all legal professionals, including attorneys, judges, legal assistants and students in any of these related fields.



Professional Society Chair
Neil Jaffe

Leadership Advisory Committee
Diana Baumohl, Stephen Bell, Sandy Boxerman, Lauren Cohen, Stephen Davis, Michael Goldberg, Alex Haimann, Sarah Kovenock, Matt Litwack, Marty Oberman, Jerry Padawer, Joel Portman, Maury Poscover, Gary Ratkin, Sharon Remis, Mark Rubin, Karen Smoller, Jeff Sparks, Leslie Yoffie

For more information or to get involved, contact Beth Feldman at or 314-442-3774.

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