JProStl Affinity Groups – Winter 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.
For Building Managers
Tuesday, January 12, Noon-1 pm
Managing buildings during a pandemic presents unique challenges, including communication with colleagues/stakeholders, changing policies, supervising staff, coordinating outside vendors, and reimagining spaces into the future. Conversation facilitated by Gerald Freeman, United Hebrew Congregation.
For Communications/PR/Marketing Professionals
Wednesday, January 13, Noon-1 pm
As COVID-19 keeps us glued to the news, how do organizations get their own stories in front of their communities in effective ways? How do we best craft our messages to connect in meaningful ways with our audiences? How do we leverage online opportunities? What’s next in a post-COVID world? Join Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light, and local experts for an interactive discussion.
Chaired by Danielle Stewart, The J.
For Volunteer Managers
Wednesday, January 20, Noon-1 pm
Join Rick Skinner, Vice President of United Way’s Volunteer Center, to learn how local organizations in St. Louis have shifted their ability to engage volunteers virtually during the last 10 months. We’ll discuss the importance of collaborations and how professionals can take these lessons as we transition over the next year into a post-COVID environment. Bring ideas from your most successful recent program to share.
Co-chaired by Laura Greenberg (Crown Center) and Marci Ranger (NCJW).
For Development Professionals
Thursday, February 4, Noon-1 pm
Explore the changing world of Jewish philanthropy and the realities of fundraising during COVID with national perspectives from Serena Young, Senior Director, Philanthropic Leadership, HUC-JIR; Larry Gast, VP of Development for Moishe House; and Jenna Corman-Mandel, National Director of Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of North America.
Moderated by Stacy Wagerman, Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
For Young Professionals in Their 20s and 30s
Wednesday, February 10, Noon-1 pm
Many of us are passionate about racial justice and equity but are not sure where to start in our efforts to create change. We know the Jewish community has work to do and we want to be a part of the solutions. How do we take our individual beliefs and ideas and turn them into significant communal change? Join your colleagues in the 20s and 30s with Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein, Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor for Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), to discuss how social movements are galvanized by the vision, energy, and commitments of younger adults. Rabbi Rothstein’s work focuses on racial justice work and inclusion within our own Jewish communities. Growing up in a multi-racial Chabad family in Monsey, N.Y., Rabbi Rothstein sees himself as a human bridge, connecting disparate parts of the Jewish community. He most recently served as Rabbi-in-Residence at Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability.
Chaired by Rabbi Lori Levine, Shaare Emeth.
Zoom links will be sent in advance. For more information, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or MEisen@JFedSTL.org.