What We Fund
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.
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
Investment & Evaluation Subcommittee Chair: Emily Stein MacDonald and Karen Smoller
Investment & Evaluation Subcommittee Members: Jim Deutsch, Blair Kweskin, Elizabeth Lieberman, 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