James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis addressed a crowd of close to 60 members and guests of Jewish Federation’s Business and Trade Societies. This event was co-chaired by Gerald Padawer and Audrey Katcher and sponsored by Jewish Federation’s Montefiore Society, a trade society for donors to the Jewish Federation who make a minimum gift of $1,800 to the annual campaign. For more information on Jewish Federation’s Business and Professional Trade Societies, please contact Karen Sher at KSher@JfedStL.org or 314-442-3824.
Album ID: 1994398
Photos by Jay Beauvais Photography
HMLC Exhibit: They Risked Their Lives – Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust
More than 100 people attended a companion lecture on Thursday, October 29, 2015 to the HMLC exhibition They Risked Their Lives – Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust. Our featured guest lecturer was former St. Louisan Felicia Graber who shared her powerful story of how she and her mother and father found shelter on a Polish farm during the Holocaust. She spoke about how different righteous Poles helped them throughout their journey to escape what would have been certain death for all of them. This exhibition was generously sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute.
Album ID: 1991239
Photos by Bryan Schraier
SH'MA: Listen! Speaker Series: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
On Monday, November 2, 2015, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks visited Washington University in St. Louis to present a lecture as part of the SH'MA: Listen! Speaker Series, a program of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is an award-winning author of more than 20 books. In 2009, he was made a Life Peer and took his seat in the House of Lords. A global religious leader, philosopher, bestselling author and moral voice for our time, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is currently a Professor at New York University, Yeshiva University and King’s College London. Previously, Rabbi Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
His presentation, "Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence," drew hundreds of people from all over the St. Louis community. After the presentation, students of the University attended a luncheon with Rabbi Lord Sacks and there was also a Donor Reception.
To listen to the audio from the program, visit this link: STLJewishBookFestival.org/Sacks.html.
Sponsored by Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Washington University’s John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival.
SH’MA: Listen! is supported by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting Foundation of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Hank Webber and Chris Jacobs.
Album ID: 1992226
Photos by Chris Cross
2015 Jewish Coaching Academy
Thirty-six professionals and lay leaders participated in leadership coaching skills training sponsored by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Millstone Institute. The program was facilitated by Deborah Grayson Riegel of MyJewishCoach.com. Deborah is an internationally recognized expert on interpersonal communication and works with Jewish communities across North America, as well as with universities and businesses. The program was supported the Lubin-Green Foundation, Mont & Karen Levy and Bill Solomon and family. For information on leadership coaching skills, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-442-3810.
Album ID: 1984738
Photos by Millstone Institute
Women's Philanthropy Board Installation Event
Celebration of the outgoing Women's Philanthropy Board and installation of new officers.
Album ID: 1979770
Photos by Jerry Voloski
St. Louis NORC: An Evening of Dancing & Entertainment
An Evening of Dancing & Entertainment—a spectacular event!
Generously underwritten by Barry-Wehmiller Companies and its Chairman and CEO, Robert Chapman, the event was a smashing success. The room shimmered and sparkled, as did the guests. A capacity crowd was thrilled with the music of the Original Knights of Swing Band and danced all night. Those that could not get to the dance floor, moved in their chairs—no one could stay still.
“Everything was so classy—it was grade A,” said guest Alicia Rosenfeld. What an elegant and delightful evening!”
Album ID: 1974386
Photos by Jay Beauvais
2015 Annual Meeting
Album ID: 1972319
Photos by Jerry Voloski
Get in the Olive Groove!
All members of the Jewish community were invited to enjoy live music and entertainment, food, drink, prizes and more at “Get in the Olive Groove,” a block party themed around Building Community Connections. The event took place on September 3 at the Nine Network's Public Media Commons, and celebrated the St. Louis Jewish community through showcasing the great work local organizations are accomplishing with help from Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
Album ID: 1971596
Photos by Jay Beauvais
2015 Millstone President's Circle
Album ID: 1968381
Photos by Zach Dalin
HMLC 20th Anniversary Event
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center welcomed 650 guests for a dinner recognizing its 20th anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton-St. Louis. TV Anchor and KSDK Reporter Mike Bush served as emcee for the event. Mrs. Gloria Feldman was presented with a Visionary Award for establishing the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute. Ms. Ella Schmidt, 10th grader from John Burroughs, read an essay she wrote about how a visit to the Holocaust Museum changed her life.
Mrs. Feldman gave remarks and thanked the many people who helped to found the museum. Mrs. Feldman spoke about the tragedy of the Holocaust and how it had an impact on her family. If you would like to hear remarks given by Ella Schmidt and Gloria Feldman go to www.stljewishlight.com/hmlc-20.