Major Donor Appreciation Event 2023

Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:45 pm

The J’s Staenberg Family Complex; Performing Arts Center
2 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146

Jewish Federation of St. Louis invites you to an appreciation event for our Major Donors. In appreciation for the spice you bring to our community, please join us to hear from Yaniv Cohen, “The Spice Detective” to learn about the magnificent history of Middle Eastern spices. Yaniv will share his culinary journey and introduce a few of his favorite spices for everyone to explore.


  • 6:45 pm | Registration & Hors D’oeuvres
  • 7:30 pm | Formal Program & Spice Tasting
  • 8:45 pm | Cookbook Signing & Dessert

RSVP by September 20. For more information, contact Amy Bornstein at or 314-442-3763.

Dietary laws observed. Complimentary valet parking. Dress code is casual.

Thank you to Brenda & Joe Pereles for purchasing Yaniv’s cookbook as a gift for all event attendees.

We welcome members of the Legacy Society to join us for this program in recognition and celebration of the long-term commitment you have made to our community.

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Sponsored By







Dafna Revah & David Palatnik
Susie & Stuart Zimmerman

Joe Pereles, Campaign Chair
Toby Warticovschi, Vice Chair of Development

Nancy Weigley, Major Gifts Officer
Shelly Azar, Director, Legacy Giving
Amy Bornstein, Senior Director, Transformational Giving
Larry Gast, Vice President of Development

Bob Newmark, Board Chair
Brian Herstig, President & CEO