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L’Chaim 2022

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

This event is also available online.

L’Chaim! News Tonight
Thursday, October 27, 2022

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

An evening of celebration, community and giving, featuring Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline and one of the most prominent Asian Americans in broadcast news.

Online registration is closed, please contact      Stacy Wagerman at 314-442-3730 for any needed information.


  • 5:15 pm VIP Pre-Event, an exclusive opportunity to meet and hear from Juju Chang. Cocktails and appetizers will be served.
  • 6:15 pm Cocktails
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Program


Community Service Project

It’s about THE PERIOD. Period.

Period poverty affects over 22 million people in the United States.

Support the needs by bringing pads. Supplies will be distributed by National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis in partnership with St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies. 

  • Attendees will have the opportunity at the event to make a gift to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Unrestricted 2022 Annual Campaign.
  • The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. We ask all guests attending in person to be vaccinated. Currently, wearing a mask is optional but guidelines are subject to change. CDC and local governing COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, we ask that you please stay home.
  • A virtual option will be available for those unable to attend in person. The virtual program will begin at 7:30 pm.
  • Dietary laws observed.
  • For questions about registration, please contact Randi Smith at 314-442-3843 or Stacy Wagerman at 314-442-3730.
About Juju Chang

Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC News’ Nightline

One of the most prominent Asian Americans in broadcast news, Juju Chang is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline and a regular contributor to Good Morning America and 20/20. With the rise of hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Chang leveraged her platform to become a much-admired champion of social change. She made U.S. broadcast history co-anchoring the 2021 ABC News Live special, Stop The Hate: The Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans alongside fellow Korean American co-anchor Eva Pilgrim and a cast of AAPI journalists, thought leaders, lawmakers and celebrities.

Chang’s highly visible reporting on Asian Hate is the culmination of decades of covering everything from natural disasters to terrorism, mass shootings, immigration, violence against the LGBTQIA+ community and, most recently, the inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to reporting, Chang has profiled newsmakers like Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; entertainers such as Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt and Nicki Minaj; and social media moguls Kendall Jenner and Dude Perfect.

Chang’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple Emmys, Gracies, a DuPont, a Murrow and Peabody Awards.

Chang converted to Judaism in 1995 after marrying her husband, Neal Shapiro. She will share her journey to Judaism and Jewish identity, how she balances being a working mom with a job that takes her all around the world and raising three teen boys, her experiences as a journalist, and the intersectionality of being a woman, being Jewish and Asian American.


  • $180 – VIP Pre-Event; includes a ticket to the Main Event
  • $75 – L’Chaim! ticket
  • $36 – Virtual program ticket
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 click here or contact Ellen Soule, Officer, Professional Society and Corporate Sponsorships, at or 314-422-3732.



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Millstone Foundation   



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L’Chaim Event Co-Chairs
Cindy Frank, Jen Klearman, Erin Schneider

VIP Pre-Event Co-Chairs
Gina Bernstein and Lisa Warticovschi

Women’s Philanthropy
Laura Fields, Chair
Amy Lampert, Vice Chair, Development

Event Committee
Stacy Abeles, Ellen Alper, Rachel Andreasson, Fran Balk, Lisa Graivier Barnes, Jan Baron, Amy Bender-Levy, Lizzie Berman, Carol Blinder, Susan Bosse, Debbi Braunstein, Marcia Brockman, Amy Fenster Brown, Arlene Caplan, Laura Corn, Marcy Cornfeld, Patty Croughan, Robyn DeNorscia, Laura Ellen, Amy Gallant, Suzanne Gellman, Julie Gibbs, Sheri Glantz, Lori Goldberg, Abby Goldstein, Marian Gordon, Sabrina Gornish, Debbie Greenberg, Janie Greenberg, Randee Jacobs, Rachel Weiss Kalina, Diane Katzman, Barb Kramer, Linda Kusmer, Debbie Lefton, Patty Malashock, Sylvia Manewith, Carol Margolis, Sue Matlof, Myrna Meyer, Shary Moulton, Galia Movitz, Alona Perera, Adinah Raskas, Brigitte Rosenberg, Jennifer Rosenthal, Roz Rothman, Chanala Rubenfeld, Barbara Rubin, Jane Tzinberg Rubin, Michelle Rubin, MaryAnne Smyly Sabin, Caryn Sandweiss, Elissa Schachter, Karen Schechter, Randi Schenberg, Donna Segal, Cookie Simon, Shana Singer, Vicki Singer, Bonnie Solomon, Ellen Soule, Courtney Swillinger, Morgan Thelander, Sheryl Weber, Nancy Weigley, Sherri Frank Weintrop, Janie Roodman Weiss, Laura Whalen, Laurie Katzman Wielansky, Melanie Winograd, Linda Yatkeman, Julie Yawitz, Leslie Yoffie

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Vicki Singer, Campaign Chair
John Greenberg, Vice Chair, Development
Greg Yawitz, Board Chair
Brian Herstig, President & CEO
Stacy Wagerman, Director, Women’s Philanthropy


Last day to register with seating preference accommodated is October 18.