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Federation VP Mindee Fredman named to Mandel Executive Leadership Program

Mindee Fredman, the Vice President of Community Impact at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has been selected as a member of Cohort II for the prestigious Mandel Executive Leadership Program. The program provides rising leaders of Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and Jewish Federations the opportunity to frame community challenges, envision communal futures, and strategize…

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Returns

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is one of the largest and most respected festivals of its kind in the country. Now in its 41st year, the Festival returns Nov. 3 with famed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi kicking off the fortnight of nationally known speakers who are either Jewish or writing on Jewish themes. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, talks with Amy Bornstein, Festival Director, about this year’s Festival and the year-round work that went into putting it together.

2020 Applications open for Kranzberg Family Foundation Grants

The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is accepting applications for its 2020 funding cycle from St. Louis area 501(c)(3) organizations and congregations. This year celebrates the 12th funding cycle for the Foundation. Established through a generous commitment from Ken Kranzberg, the Foundation’s purpose is to provide funds…

JProStl seeks nominations for Peer Recognition, Partnership awards

JProStl, the association dedicated to supporting professionals working at Jewish organizations throughout St. Louis, is now accepting nominations for the 15th Annual JProStl Peer Recognition Awards and the 5th Annual JProStl Partnership Award. The theme for the event is “Drive to Succeed.” Nominations can be submitted by any staff person at a Jewish organization, day…

Guy Blog – September 23, 2019

Hello everyone. My name is Guy, I am from Israel, and I am the new Shinshin at United Hebrew and Bnai Amoona. The decision to become a Shinshin through the Jewish Agency came to me one year ago. The process to get accepted into the program was so long: it took over six months of…

Shaked Blog – September 23, 2019

How do you measure a year? In seconds? Months? Maybe moments and memories? And how do you measure 3 years? I measured my last 3 years by anticipation. The anticipation to make a dream come true. To be a shinshinit outside of Israel. To live and act in a Jewish community abroad. To feel it, learn from…

Highlights from Our 118th Annual Meeting

Earlier this month Federation held its 118th Annual Meeting. In this podcast hear excerpts from the inspiring speeches. Outgoing Board Chair Gerry Greiman offers highlights from the yearlong work of the Federation; Patty Croughan discusses the State of the Federation from Patty; and newly installed board chair Greg Yawitz talks about the key elements of leadership.

2019-2021 Women’s Philanthropy Board Elected

Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has elected its Executive Committee and Board for the 2019-2021 term, which began on Sept. 12. Amy Bender-Levy will be the new Chair of Women’s Philanthropy, working with Laura Fields (Vice Chair, Education), Amy Lampert (Vice Chair, Community Service), Lori Sheinbein (Vice Chair, Development), Julie Yawitz…

Art Lifts Us

Art as inspiration may provide a path for creative and critical thinking as well as ignite the senses. As beautiful as the renovated Kaplan Feldman complex is, new works of art have been added to the interior and exterior to enhance the environment and remind us of the vibrant and flourishing Jewish community.