Hosting over 250 staff members representing over 40 different organizations along with valued family, friends and community members to celebrate the dedication of professionals working in the St. Louis Jewish community.
Album ID: 1764598
Photos by Millstone Institute
JFed General Assembly/Israel Trip 2013
Album ID: 1757492
The Wheelhouse in Clayton was FILLED with young Jews on 12/24, while the most of the city was closed for Christmas Eve. Well over 200 YPDers schmoozed, danced, and sipped the otherwise silent night away. YPD’s next big event will be February 22, 2014 at Windows on Washington.
More than 120 YPDers filled the Science Center on Oct. 12 to celebrate Federation’s annual community campaign at Gateway Soiree. Donors celebrated their role as emerging philanthropists with food, drinks, dancing, and music by American Idol finalist Nikko Smith. Fredbird even made a surprise appearance to take photos, dance, and spread the excitement.
The evening culminated in a heartfelt expression of gratitude from two NORC members and residents of Covenant/CHAI, a beneficiary agency of Jewish Federation. Evelyn and Ruth said “thank you” to donors for all of their support and attention, helping them to enjoy life as they age. The event was greatly successful, attracting over 30 new YPD donors to Federation’s Community Campaign! Co-chairs of the event were Vadi Dodge and Seth Williams.
Album ID: 1718949
Photos by Chris Hayes
Ben Gurion Second Annual Night at the Gallery
Jewish Federation’s Ben Gurion Society held its second annual Night at the Gallery, with over 50 Federation leaders and donors in attendance at the Third Degree Glass Factory. The group heard from Julie Stern, a Federation board member and Jodi Rubenstein, who shared stories of their missions to Israel and Ethiopia. Listeners learned about what the Federation has done for the Ethiopian Jewish community, including the allocation of $287,680 to Yokneam-Megiddo, St. Louis’ partnership 2000 sister-city region in Israel, much of which is targeted to support the Ethiopian immigrants in Yokneam. To further top off the evening, attendees were able to experience a live glass blowing demonstration.
Album ID: 1697586
Photos by Chris Hayes
Barry Rosenberg Party: JFed Staff
On May 1st, 2013, Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ current and former staff came together to honor and celebrate Barry Rosenberg. After over 20 years of service to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Barry will retire from his role as CEO. Attendees enjoyed appetizers and mocktails, while taking pictures with Barry to commemorate his final weeks in office. Entertainment included poems written for Barry, heartfelt speeches and a video featuring staff and colleague’s hilarious memories from the past two decades. Current CEO, Andrew Rehfeld, said a few words leading up to Barry’s final speech to his staff, longtime friends and family.
Album ID: 1648049
Photos by Erin Wolfman
Barry Rosenberg: Retirement Party
Barry Rosenberg devoted 35 years of service to the principles and values of Jewish life, first in Northern New Jersey and, for 20 years, as the chief executive of our own Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
Barry’s leadership has been instrumental in building an inspiring, caring and united Jewish community. As he moves on and retires from his position at Federation, the St. Louis Jewish community came together to say “Thank You, Barry" at an elegant party at the Peabody Opera House.
Album ID: 1647915
Photos by Chris Hayes Photography
Thrive LIVE! Gala
Jewish Federation of St. Louis honored its donors and volunteers Sunday night at the Peabody Opera House with the music and comedy of Tony Award-winning Jason Alexander. An audience of nearly 1,000 people enjoyed the performance of Alexander, who gained fame playing George Costanza on TV’s Seinfeld and also has starred on Broadway and in movies such as Pretty Woman.