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Women’s Philanthropy CommUNITY Event


February 18, 2021  |  7 pm  |  Zoom

Join us for an inspiring evening as we remember and honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG was a trailblazer for women, and we will celebrate her legacy along with the 29 Jewish women’s organizations making a difference in our community. Hear from Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, a friend of RBG, and Officiator of Justice Ginsburg’s funeral.

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About the Speaker

Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt is celebrated by the Forward as one of the 32 most inspiring rabbis in the country. Last year, she was named one of Jewish Women’s International’s (JWI) “Women to Watch,” a Senior Fellow of the Schusterman Fellowship, a leadership development program for individuals. At Adas Israel, Rabbi Holtzblatt has revitalized their caretaking (Hesed) and bereavement efforts, co-created the MakomDC adult learning curriculum, launched and leads “Return Again” worship services, and directs the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington, which has twice been recognized as one of America’s top innovative Jewish projects by the annual Slingshot Guide for Jewish Innovation. Previously, Rabbi Holtzblatt served as the Hillel Foundation Director of Campus Initiatives and as Associate Rabbi at the Yale University Hillel. Rabbi Holtzblatt was also a rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York. She is married to Ari Holtzblatt and has two children, Noa and Elijah.

Click here to view our Resource Guide of Jewish Women’s Organizations
There are both local and national programs making a positive impact in our St. Louis Jewish community, and beyond!


CommUNITY Service Opportunity

Donate high protein foods to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Food needed includes hearty soups, stews and chili, canned beans, canned chicken, canned fish, and peanut butter. Please avoid glass jars. Drop off your donation in the collection bin at Federation (12 Millstone Campus Drive).

Questions? Call Mackenzie Isringhausen at 314-442-3844.



Event Chairs
Dana Sandweiss and Leslie Yoffie

Joanna Alper, Ellen Alper, Fran Balk, Rivka Berkowitz, Gina Bernstein, Susan Block, Betti Blumoff, Debbi Braunstein, Marcia Brockman, Susan Brown, Carol Cohen, Lauren Conroy, Marcy Cornfeld, Mimi David, Lynn Elliot, Laura Fields, Cindy Frank, Helene Frischer, Amy Gallant, Joyce Gang, Linda Gavatin, Sheri Glantz, Sarah Glickfield, Lexie Goldsmith, Abby Goldstein, Marian Gordon, Nancy Green, Lisa Gubernik, Daniela Hermelin, Elana Hertel, Judy Schwartz Jaffe, Bryna Kandel, Jen Klearman, Larisa Klebe, Andrea Korein, Sarah Kovenock, Linda K. Kusmer, Amy Lampert, Shiffy Landa, Jerri Livingston, Carol Margolis, Jean Margul, Julia Mendelow, Cori Neidenberg, Adinah Raskas, Jennifer Rosenthal, Chanala Rubenfeld, Jane Tzinberg Rubin, MaryAnne Smyly Sabin, Jenn Sagett, Ruth Schachter-Cohen, Donna Segal, Shana Singer, Vicki Singer, Stacy Siwak, Bonnie Solomon, Gabrielle Solomon, Jennifer Growe Soshnik, Martina Stern, Beverly Stuhlman, Marcene Tockman, Karen Wasserman, Janie Roodman Weiss, Cheryl Whatley, Susan Witte

Women’s Philanthropy Leadership
Amy Bender-Levy, Chair
Julie Yawitz, Vice Chair, Engagement

Mackenzie Isringhausen, Resource Assistant
Jessica Wax, Associate, Women’s Philanthropy
Stacy Wagerman, Manager, Women’s Philanthropy
Julie Gibbs, Vice President, Development

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

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Thank you for your interest in CommUNITY! Online registration is now closed. Please contact Mackenzie at or 314-442-3844 for more information.