What We Fund

Community Investments

Each year, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis works with our volunteer and professional community leadership to assess the needs of our community and establish strategic plans to sustain our vibrant Jewish ecosystem. Through our partnerships with thousands of donors, we then raise funds to meet those needs. Our volunteers then lead a community investment process to get those funds working to fulfill our mission through agencies, congregations, organizations, and programs. Our team then evaluates those investments based on the impact they are having here in St. Louis, in Israel and wherever there is a need. This community impact and philanthropy work has been done since our inception in 1901 and remains the core of our work.


Check out our 2023 Community Investments here.
Check out our 2022 Community Investments here.
Check out our 2021 Community Investments here.
Check out our 2020 Community Investments here.
Check out our 2019 Community Investments here.

Community Investment Opportunities

We have many funding opportunities available to nonprofit organizations and types of support available to individual community members.

Learn more about our Community Investment Opportunities.

Total Community Investments Chart


Investment & Evaluation Subcommittee

Community Impact Vice Chair: Burt Garland
Investment & Evaluation Subcommittee Chairs: Emily Stein MacDonald and Karen Smoller
Investment & Evaluation Subcommittee Members: Jim Deutsch, Blair Kweskin, Becca Near, Marty Oberman, Adam Rosenberg, Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, William Rubenstein, Sue Schlichter

Assessment & Planning Subcommittee

Community Impact Vice Chair: Burt Garland
Assessment & Planning Subcommittee Chair: Dalia Oppenheimer
Assessment & Planning Subcommittee Members:  Erica Buchalter, Laura Chaise, Anna Shabsin, Ian Silberman, Tim Stern, Les Sterman, Rob Wasserman, Melanie Winograd

Israel & Overseas Subcommittee

Israel & Overseas Subcommittee Chair: Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg
Israel & Overseas Subcommittee Members: Benjamin Singer,  Daniel Fischer, Elliott Kleiman, Etai Goldenberg, Francine Balk, Jennifer Wolkowitz, Julia Mendelow, Lisa Greening, Susan Matlof, Shira Berkowitz


Karen Sher, Vice President, Community Impact, Scott Berzon
Director, Community Impact,
Lori Kabrun-Berry, Director, Foundations Brandon Rosen, Community Impact Resource Assistant & Foundations Administrator Brian Herstig, President & CEO

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Communications Team

Amanda Miller, Vice President, Communications, Elissa Huck, Manager, Digital Marketing, Penny Taylor, Creative Manager, Ashley Nash, Marketing Project Coordinator

2023 Community Study Task Force

Greg Yawitz Bob Newmark Craig Rosenthal Burt Garland Craig Rosenthal John Greenberg, CSTF Co-Chair Toby Warticovschi Les Sterman Dalia Oppenheimer, CSTF Co-Chair Laura Chaise Ian Silberman Anna Shabsin Melanie Winograd Rob Wasserman Tim Stern

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