October 26, 2023

6:15 pm Cocktails | 7:00 pm Dinner and Program
The Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom
100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105

Join us for an evening of celebration, community and giving featuring Noa Tishby, Israeli-American performing artist, producer, author and activist.


  • 5:15 pm VIP Pre-Party, an exclusive opportunity to meet and hear from our speaker. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. (The VIP Pre-Party is sold out, and online registration has closed.)
  • 6:15 pm Cocktails
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Program

Event Details

  • Attendees will have the opportunity at the event to make gifts to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Unrestricted 2023 Annual Campaign.
  • Dietary laws observed.
  • Complimentary self-parking and valet parking available.
  • For questions about registration, please contact WP@JFedSTL.org or call 314-442-3879.


Noa Tishby is an Israeli-American performing artist, producer, author and activist. She previously served as Israel’s Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization.

A Tel Aviv native, Tishby served in the Israeli army before landing a starring role on the nation’s highest-rated prime time drama, Ramat Aviv Gimmel. After becoming a household name and appearing in numerous TV shows, films, theater productions and fashion campaigns, Tishby moved to Los Angeles where she sold the Israeli TV show In Treatment to HBO which made history as the first Israeli TV show to become an American series The show earned numerous honors including, Emmy, Golden Globe, Writers Guild and Peabody awards. Tishby is the founder of “Act for Israel,” Israel’s first online advocacy organization and is the author of Israel: A  Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth.


  • $ 180– VIP Pre-Party; includes a ticket to the Main Event
  • The VIP Pre-Party is sold out, and online registration has closed
  • $75 – L’Chaim! 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 contact Stacy Wagerman at swagerman@jfedstl.org.

Community Service

“Bottom” Line: Uplift the Youngest Members of our Community

Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps and they are one of the most expensive items that parents in our region need every day. Support the need by bringing diapers. Supplies will be distributed by the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis in partnership with St. Louis Diaper Bank.

Check out the diaper wish list for our community service project and shop online before the event, click here.


Registration Closed

Thank you for your interest in L’Chaim! We’ve had an incredible response to this event and we are now sold out. To be added to the wait list please contact WP@Jfedstl.org.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!




L’Chaim Event Co-Chairs

Marcy Cornfeld, Caroline Goldenberg, Lisa Warticovschi

VIP Pre Party Co-Chairs

Carly Sparks and Leslie Yoffie

Women’s Philanthropy

Laura Fields, Chair
Amy Lampert, Vice Chair, Development

L’Chaim Committee

Amy Abramson, Ellen Alper, Fran Balk, Lisa Graivier Barnes, Faith Berger, Jenna Berger, Lizzie Berman, Carol Blinder, Patty Bloom, Susan Bosse, Debbi Braunstein, Marcia Brockman, Amy Fenster Brown, Arlene Caplan, Dorit Daphna-Iken, Orna Dar, Robyn DeNorscia, Laura Ellen, Angela Flotken, Cindy Frank, Amy Gallant, Amy Garland, Julie Gibbs, Lori Goldberg, Isabella Gross, Lisa Gubernik, Sally Hendin, Barb Herstig, Abbey Hoffman, Rachel Weiss Kalina, Jen Klearman, Carly Kleiman, Barb Kramer, Debbie Lefton, Galit Lev-Harir, Sylvia Manewith, Erica Morris, Galia Movitz, Becca Near, Dana Pohlman, Adinah Raskas, Jennifer Rosenthal, Roz Rothman, Betsy Rubenstein, Michelle Rubin, Caryn Sandweiss, Karen Schechter, Sheri Sherman, Sherry Shuman, Cookie Simon, Shana Singer, MaryAnne Smyly Sabin, Vicki Singer, Bonnie Solomon, Ashley Specter, Morgan Thelander, Amanda Towerman, Nancy Weigley, Janie Roodman Weiss, Laura Whalen, Melanie Winograd, Linda Yatkeman, Julie Yawitz




Lisa Magness, Resource Assistant
Sabrina Gornish, Development Officer, Women’s Philanthropy
Stacy Wagerman, Senior Director, Women’s Philanthropy & Affinity Groups
Larry Gast, Vice President, Development

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Joe Pereles, Campaign Chair
Toby Warticovschi, Vice Chair, Development
Bob Newmark, Board Chair
Brian Herstig, President & CEO