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L’Chaim! 2020

L’Chaim! The Roots of Our Community

A not-to-be-missed virtual evening of
celebration, community, and giving, featuring Bari Weiss


Tuesday, October 27  |  7 pm


As a writer and editor, formerly for the Opinion section of The New York Times, Bari continues to comment on the complex world we’re living in today from antisemitism to COVID-19

Register Today!


About Bari Weiss

This year, more than ever, it is so meaningful for all of us to come together and show our community’s resilience. These extraordinary times call for an extraordinary speaker and there is no one better than Bari Weiss. As a writer and editor, formerly for the Opinion section of The New York Times, Bari continues to write about the complex world we are living in today. Through her columns and speeches, Bari has changed the way we think about important issues, including freedom of speech, and our common culture. Bari is a Pittsburgh native and catapulted to fame after the attack at her family’s synagogue, Tree of Life on October 27, 2018 in which 11 Jews were murdered by an anti-Semitic gunman. Last year she published her first book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism. We are honored to hear from Bari Weiss and commemorate the two year anniversary of Tree of Life.

  • $54 – Exclusive Opportunity: Bari Spills the Beans ticket; includes a ticket to the Main Event and a recording to an extended conversation with Bari Weiss
  • $18 – L’Chaim! ticket
  • Even though we will be celebrating this year’s event from our homes, we still encourage you to wear your best L’Chaim! chic attire…at least from the waist up!
  • Attendees will have the opportunity at the event to make gifts to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Unrestricted 2020 Annual Campaign.
  • For questions about registration, please contact Mackenzie Isringhausen at 314-442-3844 or Stacy Wagerman at 314-442-3730.
Community Service Project
  • Let’s Root for our Kids! Donate school supplies or children’s masks and help kids have what they need to succeed. Supplies will be distributed to local schools by NCJW. You can donate supplies online, drop off in the collection bin at Federation (12 Millstone Campus Drive), or ask your table host to pick up supplies from your home. Supplies needed include pencils, notebooks, folders, glue, rulers, headsets/ear buds, Clorox Wipes, baby wipes, and individual bottles of hand sanitizer.
Sponsorship Opportunities (fully tax deductible):
  • $250 Friends of L’Chaim! Sponsor – Your name or your company’s on the welcome screen and a link included in thank you for attending email (event ticket not included).
  • For further information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Beth Feldman, Manager, Professional Society and Corporate Sponsorships, at or 314-495-1293.
Thank you to our Sponsors!

Diane Katzman Design
Alter Trading
Sheri Schechter Memorial Fund
US Bank
Abby Goldstein, Sherry Shuman and Shana Singer
Patty Croughan and Sheila Greenbaum
On the Run
Berger Memorial Chapel
Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders at Washington University
Kaldi’s Coffee
Debbie and Mike Lefton
Sue Matlof
Merrill-A Bank of America Company-The Lueken Group
Millstone Foundation
Ridenour Plastic Surgery
Spencer Fane LLP
St. Louis Jewish Light
The Gatesworth


L’Chaim! Event Co-Chairs
Abby Goldstein, Sherry Shuman and Shana Singer

VIP Pre-Event Co-Chairs
Amy Gallant and Stephanie Gross

Women’s Philanthropy
Amy Bender-Levy, Chair
Lori Sheinbein, Vice Chair, Development

Event Committee
Stacy Abeles, Ellen Alper, Joanna Alper, Rachel Andreasson, Jennifer Baer, Fran Balk, Lisa Graivier Barnes, Jan Baron, Faith Berger, Lizzie Berman, Barb Bindler, Amy Bornstein, Marcia Brockman, Amy Cantor, Arlene Caplan, Marianne Chervitz, Toby Chod, Patty Croughan, Dorit Daphna-Iken, Robyn DeNorscia, Marci Mayer Eisen, Madeleine Elkins, Laura Ellen, Ellen Fagin, Beth Feldman, Laura Fields, Angela Flotken, Cindy Frank, Leah Frankel, Helene Frischer, Amy Gallant, Wendy Gellman, Michelle Gerchen, Staci Gerchen, Caroline Goldenberg, Devy Goldenberg, Traci Goldstein, Sabrina Gornish, Lisa Greening, Bethe Growe, Lisa Gubernik, Alice Handelman, Amy Herman, Barb Herstig, Stacey Hoffman, Rachel Weiss Kalina, Shanee Kay, Susan Kemppainen, Jennifer Klearman, Larisa Klebe, Carly Krainen, Elise Krug, Amy Lampert, Shiffy Landa, Sarah Levinson, Debbie Lefton, Jackie Levey, Galit Lev-Harir, Alice Ludmer, Sylvia Manewith, Carol Margolis, Jean Margul, Abbi Marks, Sue Matlof, Myrna Meyer, Carolyn Morris, Galia Movitz, Becca Near, Rori Picker Neiss, Margo Newman, Jennifer Pines, Lynne Prywitch, Brigitte Rosenberg, Jennifer Rosenthal, Roz Rothman, Chanala Rubenfeld, Betsy Rubenstein, Andy Rubin, Barbara Rubin, Jane Tzinberg Rubin, Michelle Rubin, MaryAnne Smyly Sabin, Ellie Samson, Dana Sandweiss, Andi Schankman, Karen Schechter, Randi Schenberg, Erin Schneider, Dana Schwartz, Sheri Sherman, Cookie Simon, Stacy Singer, Tracey Singer, Vicki Singer, Nancy Siwak, Bonnie Solomon, Jill Solomon, Julie Stern, Rachel Taxman, Susie Turkin, Elizabeth Wallace, Stacey Wallach, Sherri Frank Weintrop, Margy Weisman, Janie Roodman Weiss, Cheryl Whatley, Melanie Winograd, Linda Yatkeman, Julie Yawitz

Mackenzie Isringhausen, Resource Assistant
Jessica Wax, Associate, Women’s Philanthropy
Stacy Wagerman, Manager, Women’s Philanthropy
Julie Gibbs, Vice President, Development

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