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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: March 2022November 2021  |  August 2021  |  May 2021  |  February 2021

The Professional Society is made up of these divisions:

  • Business and Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Legal
  • Healthcare
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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
  • Member pricing on select events
  • 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


Business and Real Estate Division

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.


Financial Services Division

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.


Healthcare Division

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


Legal Division

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



Professional Society Chair
Sanford J. Boxerman

Leadership Advisory Committee
Cynthia Albin, Diana W. Baumohl, Stephen Bell, MD, Stephen Davis, Caryn Fine, Neil Jaffe, Hannah Marshall, Michael Lefton, Matt Litwack, Denise Meckler, MD, Rob Merlin, Gerald N. Padawer, Joel A. Portman, Sharon Remis, Jane N. Rubin, Mark Rubin, Sherry Shuman, MD, Matthew L. Smith, Bradley D. Snitzer, Jeff Sparks


For more information or to get involved, contact Ellen Soule at or 314-442-3732.

Upcoming Events

Professional Society: Facts Not Fear 2023

St. Louis, MO

Professional Society, Legal Division presents Facts Not Fear: A Discussion About Anti-Semitism, Hate Crimes and Safety.

Past News