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A L’Chaim Production: Featuring Nancy Spielberg!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017


6:15 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner and Program


The Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom
100 Carondelet Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63105


An evening of celebration, community and giving featuring film writer and producer Nancy Spielberg.


Online registration is now closed. To register or for more information, please call or email Katie Sheldon at or 314-442-3751. Limited space available.


Schedule & Tickets

VIP Pre-Event: “Backstage Pass”

5:30 – 6:30 pm  Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to meet Nancy Spielberg and hear her personal anecdotes, including life in the filmmaking business in Israel. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. All who attend the VIP Pre-Event will receive a copy of Nancy Spielberg’s movie Above and Beyond on DVD.
Tickets: $180, includes a ticket to the Main Event ($50 tax deductible)


Main Event: “A L’Chaim Production: Featuring Nancy Spielberg”

6:15 pm  Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm  Dinner and Program
Tickets: $65


Sponsorship Opportunities (fully tax deductible):

  • $250 Friends of L’Chaim Sponsor – Your name or your company’s name on a table and the video screens, and a link included in a “Thank You” email to all attendees.
  • For further information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tzivia Levin Kalmes, Senior Development Associate, at or 314-442-3868.


Community Service

Please help us go “Above and Beyond” by bringing new or gently used purses to benefit NCJW STL’s Resale Shop that supports Project Renewal, a program designed to empower underserved women, and/or personal care items to benefit the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.


Nancy Spielberg 

Nancy will share stories of her professional experience as a filmmaker, growing up Spielberg and her strong Jewish identity.

Nancy is an accomplished businesswoman, producer and philanthropist. In 2008, she produced a project for the Israeli government, Celebrities Salute Israel’s 60th, which was featured in Times Square on the NASDAQ screens for one month. Nancy produced a documentary, Above and Beyond, about the Israeli Air Force in 2014 and is currently developing it as a narrative feature film. She served as a consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary Chernobyl Heart, and is an Executive Producer of Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals, which aired nationally on PBS, and the documentary Mimi and Dona, which was chosen as one of the best TV shows of 2015 by the New York Times. Nancy is also currently executive producing Who Will Write Our History, with director Roberta Grossman, and On The Map, with director Dani Menkin.



  • Premiere chic attire.
  • Dietary laws observed.
  • Complimentary self-parking and valet parking available.
  • All attendees will receive a custom and collectable Diane Katzman bracelet.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity at the event to make a gift to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Unrestricted 2017 Annual Campaign.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Katie Sheldon at or 314-442-3751.





Main Event Co-Chairs
Madeleine Elkins, Debbie Lefton and Stacey Wallach

VIP Pre-Event Co-Chairs
Julie Flom and Alison Seidler

Women’s Philanthropy
Bonnie Solomon, Chair
Amy Bender-Levy, Vice Chair, Development

Event Committee
Fanchon Auman, Fran Balk, Lisa Baron, Karen Bender, Amy Bender-Levy, Faith Berger, Lizzie Berman, Barb  Bindler, Patty Bloom, Susan Bosse, Debbi Braunstein, Marcia Brockman, Liz Buchman, Amy Cantor, Arlene Caplan, Toby Chod, Carly Cooper, Dorit Daphna-Iken, Beth Deutsch, Jennifer Deutsch, Laura Ellen, Laura Fields, Angela Flotken, Jill Fox, Cindy Frank , Leah Frankel, Helene Frischer, Amy Gallant, Lauren Gelber, Wendy Gellman, Sandy Glassman, Abby Goldstein, Traci Goldstein, Nancy Goodman, Marian Gordon, Naomi Green, Stephanie Gross, Amy Herman, Judy Schwartz-Jaffe, Erin Kelley, Melissa Klein, Debbie Kootman, Missy Korenblat-Hanin, Shira Kraft, Linda Kusmer, Amy Lampert, Lori Lander, Lisa Lederer, Marcia Levy, Alice Ludmer, Mia Mandel, Sylvia Manewith, Jill Mannis, Shelley Marglous, Michelle Mills, Carolyn Morris, Galia Movitz, Jennifer Pines, Anna Poger, Lynne Prywitch, Adinah Raskas, Marissa Rosen, Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, Roz Rothman, Betsy Rubenstein, Andrea Rubin, Barbara Rubin, Michelle Rubin, Samantha Rudolph, Ellie Samson, Randee Schmittdiel, Erin Schneider, Erin Schreiber, Dana Schwartz, Sheri Sherman, Sherry Shuman, Stacy Singer, Tracey Singer, Vicki Singer, Karen Smoller, MaryAnne Smyly Sabin, Jill Solomon, Mindy Sosnoff, Ellen Soule, Amy Stone, Pamela Super, Susie Turkin, Elizabeth Wallace, Sherri Frank Weintrop, Janie Roodman Weiss, Rachel Weiss Kalina, Laura Whalen, Melanie Winograd, Sherry Wolff, Linda Yatkeman, Julie Yawitz

Katie Sheldon, Resource Assistant
Tzivia Levin Kalmes, Senior Development Associate
Marianne Chervitz, Development Associate, Women’s Philanthropy
Julie Gibbs, Director of Women’s Philanthropy
Michael Oberlander, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Timothy Stern, Campaign Chair
Gerald P. Greiman, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO