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Annual JProStl Recognition Luncheon


Thursday, February 1, 2018
11:30 am-1:30 pm


The J’s Staenberg Family Complex – Gymnasium
2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146


Free of charge for paid staff who work at least 20 hours per week annually at a Jewish organization, congregation or school. Individual registration required.
Register as Staff

$30 for Guests
Register as Guest

Please register by Friday, January 26.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to be a sponsor or make a donation in honor of one or more of the honorees, click the button below.
Sponsorship/Donation Only

The JProStl Awards honor those who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization and the St. Louis Jewish community. The JProStl Partnership Award honors volunteer leaders or board members who exemplify the lay-staff partnership. The JProStl Peer Award categories are Career Achievement, Chesed/Kindness, Dedication, Emerging Leader/Young Adult Leader, Educator, Mentor, Pillar and Visionary.


JProStl Partnership Award Recipients

Greg and Julie Yawitz

2017 JProStl Peer Award Recipients

Career Achievement – Mindee Fredman (Jewish Federation of St. Louis)
Chesed/Kindness – Ken Schwartz (Jewish Family & Children’s Service)
Dedication – Robert Colton (Congregation Shaare Emeth) and Judith Gordon (Torah Prep)
Emerging Leader – Katie Garland (Crown Center for Senior Living)
Educator – Rabbi Yitzchak Staum (Jewish Student Union – JSU)
Mentor – Reverend Malachi Owens, Jr. (Temple Emanuel)
Pillar – Rabbi Brad Horwitz (Jewish Community Center)
Visionary – Karen Aroesty (Anti-Defamation League – ADL)


For more information on the luncheon, sponsorships and awards, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or



JProStl is a local association for staff who work throughout the Jewish community in agencies, organizations, congregations and Jewish schools. An initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, JProStl’s mission is to provide training, resources and networking opportunities in order to strengthen staff members, their organizations and the community as a whole. JProStl is supported by Mont & Karen Levy and the Lubin-Green Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, which is affiliated with the Millstone Initiative, a community-wide initiative to engage, develop and inspire leadership in the St. Louis Jewish community.


The 13th Annual JProStl Recognition Luncheon is generously supported by the following:




JProStl Board 2017-18
President, Julie Gibbs, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Vice Presidents, Andrew Goldfeder, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center and Randi Schenberg, Crown Center
Past President, Rabbi Levi Landa, Chabad of St. Louis

Committee Chairs
Marianne Chervitz, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Marian Gordon, Traditional Congregation
Miriam Ross-Hirsch, WashU Hillel
Erin Schreiber, Maryville Hillel
Sam Zitin, JSU

At Large
Scott Berzon, Jewish Community Center
Tabari Coleman, ADL
Liz Collins, Kol Rinah
Beth Feldman, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Avital Ostfield, Congregation B’nai Amoona
Rabbi Naftali Rothstein, Yeshivat Kadimah High School

Event Committee
JProStl Special Events Chair: Marianne Chervitz, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Program Co-Chairs: Liz Collins, Kol Rinah & Karen Lucy, Shaare Emeth
Peer Awards Co-Chairs: Joan Denison, Covenant Place & Tabari Coleman, ADL
Partnership Award Co-Chairs: Cheryl Maayan, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School & Karen Aroesty, ADL
Program and Awards Committee Members: Ellen Alper, Gail Armstrong, Jennifer Baer Lotsoff, Scott Berzon, Patty Bloom, Katie Garland, Staci Gerchen, Julie Gibbs, Andrew Goldfeder, Holly Ingraham, Tasha Kaminsky, Elise Krug, Rabbi Levi Landa, Jayne Langsam, Tzivia Levin Kalmes, Sarah Levinson, Jackie Ulin Levy, Erin Wolfman May, Jessica Means, Mindi Mintz, Mark Morgan, Amy Pakett, Simone Picker, Randi Poscover, Robin Rickerman, Shannon Rohlman, Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, Rabbi Michael Rovinsky, Phil Ruben, Jody Rubin, Randi Schenberg, Erin Schreiber, Rachel Simoneau, Jaime Stecker, Kathleen Sitzer, Amy Stone, Stacy Wagerman, Jessica Wax, Nancy Weigley, Sam Zitin, Esti Zuravin

Marci Mayer Eisen, Director, Millstone Institute/JProStl
Rachel Tutwiler, MSW Intern, Millstone Institute
Karen Sher, Director, Community Engagement

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Gerald P. Greiman, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO