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Ben-Gurion Society


The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is an outlet for young philanthropists in the community to express their philanthropic generosity, volunteer for community efforts, receive education on Jewish communal issues, and enhance their leadership skills and knowledge on issues that concern all of us. The goal of BGS is to bring people together to make a difference building a brighter Jewish future.


Member Benefits

The Ben-Gurion Society is a giving society for donors between the ages 31-45 who make a household gift of $1,000 or more to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Annual Campaign, or donors under the age of 30 and under who make a household gift of $500 or more to the Annual Campaign.

Being a BGS member gives you access to special, members-only opportunities where you can network with other young philanthropists and engage with top business and philanthropic leaders in our local and national community.

  • Name recognition in our Annual Donor Roll
  • An invitation to Professional Society events
  • An invitation to Major Donor events
  • An invitation to special donor appreciation events
  • Engage, locally, and nationally, with top business and philanthropic leaders
  • Leadership opportunities


Society Objectives

  • Develop a sense of camaraderie among local young Jewish philanthropic leaders within the context of the organized Jewish community.
  • Provide a mechanism for welcoming new young Jewish professionals into the community to serve as a forum for issues from a Jewish perspective and as a resource for the Jewish and general communities.
  • Support the activities of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and contribute financial resources to assist in maximizing gifts from Jewish men and women younger than the age of 45, preserving and enhancing Jewish life in St. Louis.
  • Strengthen our commitment to Jewish values and traditions through educational and cultural programs and activities.
  • Foster the development of leadership roles for Jewish professionals within the organized Jewish community.


More Information

For more information, please contact Jeremy Goldberg at or 314-442-3870.


Ben-Gurion Society Members in 2019

Co-Chairs: David Palatnik and Dafna Revah

Mr. & Mrs. Zach Abeles
Joanna Alper
Noah & Tammy Arnow
Andrew & Diana Babitz
Mr. & Mrs. Jon Baris
Sarah & Steve Bauer
Dan & Irina Becker
Jennifer & Scott Bernstein
Eldad & Danielle Bialecki
Emily & Amy Bornstein
Joel & Rachael Brightfield
Ben & Meredith Cherry
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel & Emily Cohen
Todd & Lauren Cohen
Lory Cooper
Marni & Jeremy Deutsch
Sarah & Tom Eidelman
Rabbi Amy Feder & Rabbi Michael Alper
Dr. & Mrs. William K. Feinstein
Laura & Ryan Fields
JJ & Angela Flotken
Leah & Joel Frankel
Richard & Jamie Gallant
Evan & Lauren Glantz
Jeff Glogower & Dalia Oppenheimer
Alex Goldstein
Jesse Goldstein
Lauren Goldstein
Marc & Elizabeth Goldstein
Abby & Michael Goldstein
Joel Gotkin
Aaron Gould & Julia Kofkoff Gould
C. Bradley Gross & Sarah Kovenock
Michael & Lindsay Gross
Geoffrey & Stephanie L. Gross
Mr. & Mrs. Alex Haimann
Stacey & Bill Hoffman
Scott & Courtney Kaar
Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Kerner
Elliott Kleiman
Steven Kofkoff
Justin Krachmalnick
Ms. Carly Krainen
Jennifer Kronick
James & Jacqueline Levey
William & Lauren Levinson
Daniel & Sari Levy
Matt & Jessica Litwack
Emily Stein MacDonald & Christopher MacDonald
Weston & Amy Manley
Melissa & Rob Merlin
Rabbi Hershey & Chana Novack
Michael Novack
Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Pollack
Matt Price
Dafna Revah & David Palatnik
Rebecca Ring & Ethan Liederman
Drs. Diane & David Rosen
Steven & Avigail Rosenzweig
William & WeiWei Rubenstein
Andrew Sabin & MaryAnne Smyly Sabin
Danny & Jennifer Growe Soshnik
Jeff & Carly Sparks
Matthew & Ashley Specter
Mary Ann & Andy Srenco
David & Jamie Steinbach
Aaron & Cynthia Vickar
David & Melissa Wallace
Dr. Stacey & Josh Wallach
Daniel White & Jennifer Haro
Melanie & Dan Winograd
Craig & Amy Zaidman
Dr. Scott & Mrs. Julie Zuick


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