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JProStl Affinity Groups – Summer 2021 Programs

JProStl invites staff who work throughout the St. Louis Jewish community to connect with colleagues who share your professional interests at the following events.
All programs open to all professionals in Jewish organizations.

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For Development Professionals
Monday, June 7, Noon-1 pm

Explore the changing landscape of philanthropy with Barry Rosenberg, Professor of Practice at the Brown School of Social Work and former CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Barry prepares graduate students and advances the work of current professionals to skillfully manage and lead human service organizations, build communities, and transform society. Barry teaches leadership, effective fundraising, organizational behavior, management, and building high performance boards. Barry will lead the upcoming Center for Human Services Leadership as part of the Delmar DivINe co-location facility. The Center will conduct education, applied research, and meetings to support organizational capacity in the St. Louis region.
Moderated by Lori Wishne (Jewish Federation of St. Louis). Chaired by Stacy Wagerman (Jewish Federation of St. Louis).


For Communications/PR/Marketing Professionals
Tuesday, June 15, Noon-1 pm

New platforms continue to emerge with great speed for online communications. What are the perspectives of those who work in the corporate sphere who also understand the work of the Jewish community? What have these professionals learned over the past year and how can those lessons influence ways we advance our own work in the St. Louis Jewish community? We’ll be joined by Jessica Mirowitz and Karen Loiterstein. Jessica is Manager of the Audience Center of Excellence at Nestle Purina North America and formerly with Scottrade. Jessica has a MA in Media and Communications from Webster University and BA in Photojournalism from Mizzou. Karen Loiterstein is a Vertical Marketing Manager with Equifax and formerly with Enterprise Bank & Trust and Express Scripts. Karen has a MBA from UMSL and a BA in Communications from KU.
Chaired by Danielle Stewart (The J).


For Young Professionals in Their 20s and 30s
Tuesday, June 22, Noon-1 pm

Advancing Your Leadership, a three-part series for young professionals, will launch in June with Roey Kruvi to explore your own creativity and ability to influence those around you. Roey is the founder of a number of international initiatives to engage Jewish young adults, including Moishe House’s Retreatolgy and Camp Nai Nai Nai. Roey, who recently moved to St. Louis, is a Schusterman Fellow, ROI Fellow, and the 2018 JPRO Network North America Young Pro of the year. In August, we’ll explore Organizational Leadership with skills to create change and build influence within your own organization with Emily Bornstein and Nava Kantor, Federation staff, and in November, we’ll delve into the vision, knowledge, and energy needed to impact societal challenges to impact the community at-large with Alyssa Banford of JCRC.
Chaired by Jeremey Goldberg (JFS).


For Building Managers
Thursday, June 24, Noon-1 pm

Reopening our facilities as we emerge from Covid presents unique challenges, including new policies, communication with colleagues/stakeholders, supervising staff, coordinating outside vendors, and reimagining spaces into the future. Come prepared to share your latest plans as we learn from one another. We’ll also look toward the future to visit Kol Rinah Congregation in Clayton and Torah Prep School in University City, the newest facilities of the St. Louis Jewish community.
Chaired by Gerald Freeman (United Hebrew).


For Volunteer Managers
Wednesday, June 30, Noon-1 pm

Join Katelind Hosie, Director of the United Way’s Volunteer Center, to learn the latest news about volunteerism across the St. Louis region and how volunteer managers are balancing plans for in-person, virtual, and hybrid opportunities. Katelind has a MSW and Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management from the Brown School of Social Work, WashU, where she is also an adjunct instructor. She is currently the board president of MVMA – Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association. Bring your ideas, opportunities, and challenges as we look ahead together to 2021-22.
Co-Chaired by Laura Greenberg (Crown Center) and Marci Ranger (NCJW).


Zoom links will be sent in advance. For more information, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or

JProStl, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is the professional association for staff who work in nonprofit organizations throughout the St. Louis Jewish community. JProStl provides professional development, networking opportunities, sharing of resources, and celebrates the work of our professionals.

Made possible by support from Mont & Karen Levy and the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

JProStl Leadership
Erin Schreiber, President
Liz Collins & Sarah Levinson, Vice Presidents
Rabbi Lori Levine, Professional Development Chair

Marci Mayer Eisen, Director, Millstone Institute/JProStl
Karen Sher, Vive President, Community Leadership & Engagement

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



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