Newsmakers is the Jewish Light's monthly feature compiling recent job moves as well as academic, career or personal awards, honors or milestones. Submit your news by clicking below.

Friday, April 09, 2021
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Joanne Iskiwitch has received the 2020 Coldwell Banker President’s Elite Award, given to top Coldwell Banker real estate agents locally and internationally. Iskiwitch also recently was awarded the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CHLMS) designation and the Senior Real Estate Speci…

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Beth Feldman has been promoted to director of campaign and affinity groups at Jewish Federation of St. Louis. In this new role, Feldman, who has been with Federation for three years, will oversee all fundraising for the Annual Campaign as well as manage the staff of Women’s Philanthropy, Pro…

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Elana Hertel has joined Central Reform Congregation as executive assistant to the rabbinic team. She graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and event management, holds a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) from the International Live Event Asso…

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Epstein Hebrew Academy Academic Principal Itta Boyko and Judaic studies curriculum coordinator Shiffy Landa completed year one of the Character Education for Emerging Leaders program.  Marvin W. Berkowitz (inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education and Co-Directo…

Friday, November 06, 2020
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Newsmakers is a compilation of local Jews’ newsworthy professional and academic accomplishments. Submit your news items to news@thejewishlight.com. Call 314-743-3669 for more information. Published the first edition of each month. 

Friday, October 09, 2020
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The National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis recently honored Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation and Michael Newmark — as well as nine other individuals — during the organization’s 75th Annual Awards Celebration, held virtually on Sept. 22. NCCJ S…

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Betsy Cohen, executive director of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, has been selected as a St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers 2020 Best Practices and Diversity Awards finalist. The St. Louis Mosaic Project is a regional initiative within the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership a…

Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Rabbi Carnie Rose of Congregation B’nai Amoona has been selected to serve as a member of the Clergy Cohort for Hadar’s Jewish Wisdom Fellowship. Larissa Klebe and Tony Westbrook Jr. are two of this year’s 24 fellows. Klebe is the director of Nishmah, the St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project, a p…

Friday, July 03, 2020
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Russel Neiss is one of three Jewish educators honored with the Covenant Foundation Award. He is a senior product engineer with Sefaria, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way by assembling a free, living library of Jewish…