Annual JProStL Recognition Event

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

Add Event to Your Calendar 03/07/2024 11:30 AM 03/07/2024 01:30 PM America/Chicago Annual JProStL Recognition Event Save the Date for the Annual JProStL Recognition Event on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 11:30 am. Sit down luncheon now back by popular demand. Now accepting nominations for the Annual JProStL Peer (Staff) Awards and Partnership (Lay Leader) Award.

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Sit down luncheon now back by popular demand

Special Recognition of Michael Staenberg, on behalf of the professional community

JProStL is the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at nearly 50 Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis. The JProStL awards honor those who exemplify excellence and dedication to their position, organization and the St. Louis Jewish community. The JProStL Peer Award categories are Career Achievement, Chesed/Kindness, Dedication, Young Adult Leader, Educator, Mentor, Pillar and Visionary. The JProStL Partnership Award honors lay leaders/board members who exemplify the lay-staff partnership.



Now accepting nominations for the Annual JProStL Peer (Staff) Awards and Partnership (Lay Leader) Award.

Nominate a lay leader or board member for the JProStL Partnership Award. 
Nominate a colleague for a JProStL Peer Award. 


Important Information:

  • Please note that past JProStL honorees may not receive the same award twice. Please review this list of past JProStL honorees before submitting a nomination.
  • The deadline for nominations is December 20, 2023.
  • In order to submit a nomination, you must be a staff person at a Jewish organization, day school or congregation.
  • Recipients will be chosen and announced in early January.


For more information on the awards and sponsorships, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or For information on the luncheon, contact Carly Ferdman, Online registration for the Recognition Luncheon will be open in January.



JProStL Board Leadership
Rabbi Lori Levine (Congregation Shaare Emeth), President
Rachel Andreasson (Temple Israel), Vice President
Tanya Spivey (Congregation B’nai Amoona), Special Events Chair/Recognition Event Chair
Sarah Levinson (JFS), Past President
Susan Kemppainen (Covenant Place), New Staff Chair
Shannon Rohlman (Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School), Professional Development Chair

At-Large Members
Jeremy Goldberg (Jewish Federation)
Rabbi Chaim Landa (Chabad Jewish Center of St. Charles County)
Tamyka Perine (Cultural Leadership)
Rabbi David Reinhart (United Hebrew)
Rebekah Scallet (The J)
Ashley Stockman (The J)
Shira Swidler (EMBY)

Peer Awards Chair
Jessica Duneman & Andrew Goldfeder

Partnership Award Chair
Rachel Andreasson

Event Committee
Lauren Abraham, Rachel W. Andreasson, Jennifer Baer, Amy Bornstein, Jessica Duneman, Avraham Feigenbaum, Jeremy Goldberg, Marian Gordon, Isaac Gregg, Chelsea Leon, Lori Levine, Sarah Levinson, Amanda Miller, Tamyka Perine, Rebekah Scallet, Randi D. Schenberg, Daniel Sentell, Tamar Shulman, Stacy Wolff Smart, Tanya Spivey, Ashley Stockman, Shira Swidler, Penny Taylor, Nancy Weigley

Marci Mayer Eisen, Director, Millstone Leadership Initiatives/JProStL
Carly Ferdman, MSW Intern
Devorah Stein, Resource Assistance

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Bob Newmark, Board Chair
Brian Herstig, President & CEO


JProStL, an initiative of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is the local association for staff working throughout the Jewish community in organizations, congregations, and schools. JProStL’s mission is to provide training, resources, and networking opportunities that strengthen staff, organizations, and the whole community. JProStL is generously supported by Mont & Karen Levy, The Lubin Green Foundation (a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis), and affiliated with JPro (of North America).