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Knowledge Through Experience: A Leadership Program with YPD

Knowledge Through Experience

A Program of the Young Professionals Division of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Designed to build leadership skills for young Jewish adults to network and improve opportunities for growth in the local community.

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Note: All programs are from 6:30-8:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Becca Near at


Thursday, August 31

Financial Planning

Rob Bertman, CEO & Founder of Money with Impact and former YPD President, will discuss how to successfully secure your financial future. Do you want to make sure your money is working as hard as you are? Then come hear about how to do it! Don’t wish for a future…Plan for it.

Location: COMA Coffee (1034 S Brentwood Blvd., Richmond Heights, MO 63117)


Monday, September 18


Karen Kalish, Founder of Cultural Leadership, is the ultimate person to learn from on networking and non-profits. Join Karen to learn how to develop contacts while being a leader in the community, and how doing so can benefit you professionally.

Location: Style House STL (3159 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO 63118)


Thursday, October 26

Medical Insurance

Anita Borgmeyer, Centene Director of Marketing, will examine the importance of medical insurance. It’s in the news every day as Congress struggles to come up with a plan. Find out how it affects you and what you should be doing about it now.

Location: 4 Hands Brewery (1220 8th St., St. Louis, MO 63104)


Thursday, December 14

Why Should You Invest in Success in St. Louis?

Michael Staenberg, Founder & President of The Staenberg Group, is one of the top visionaries and philanthropists in the area. Find out how and why you should invest in your city, and network with one of the top names in St. Louis.

Location: T-Rex (911 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101)



Young Professionals Division
Keith Callen, VP, Leadership Development
Joel Portman, YPD President

Shirley Wise, Support Staff
Becca Near, Program Associate
Karen Sher, Interim Engagement Coordinator

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Harvey N. Wallace, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO