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Jews in the News: August 2019

Former St. Louisan Sara Winkelman is director of the Student to Student Initiative at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington, D.C. Student to Student, JCRC’s  new peer education initiative, is based on a model program of the same name in St. Louis that has been in operation for more than two decades. Jewish students visit high schools throughout the metro area to discuss their experiences as Jewish teens and dispel the stereotypes that keep communities separated.


David Rosenwasser has received a grant through the Fulbright Specialist program to complete a project overseas. For two weeks, he worked with the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts in Tunis in creating a strategic marketing plan focused on attracting U.S. tourists to Tunisia. Rosenwasser is an associate professor of marketing and sport management at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and maintains a consulting practice, Booth and Case LLC.


Phyllis Traub has been elected president of the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association for a two-year term. Traub is a member of Congregation B’nai Amoona. 


Mindy Horwitz has founded mindyKNOWS, a concierge service for college parents. Horwitz, a member of Kol Rinah, created the service to offer parents of students attending St. Louis area universities access to local resources, including doctors, celebrations and event planning, hotels and local attractions, and recommendations for student needs such as moving services, food and pharmacy delivery, and tutors. The service offers three subscription plans. 


Larisa Klebe is the new director of Nishmah, the St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project. A program of the J, Nishmah aims to inspire, engage and support Jewish women of all ages. Klebe was previously associate director of programs and education for the Jewish Women’s Archive in Brookline, Mass. 


Jon Karlen recently founded indigo three strategies, a startup that builds websites and mobile applications for companies of all sizes, focusing on tech, creative, marketing and strategy. Karlen is a member of United Hebrew Congregation. 


The National Trial Lawyers has selected Rick Cornfeld of the Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld LLC for inclusion in its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Missouri. Cornfeld is a member of United Hebrew.


Emily Cohen recently moved back to St. Louis and is the new director of education and community engagement at Temple Emanuel. She is responsible for creating meaningful Jewish experiences for the temple community, including religious school, youth groups, programs for families and young children, adult programming, intergenerational celebrations and more. Cohen is a member of Congregation Shaare Emeth.  


Wendy Rosenblum has joined Jewish Family & Children’s Service as chief development officer. In this role, she oversees all development activities to secure resources to support the myriad community services provided by the organization. Rosenblum, who most recently directed development efforts at Jazz St. Louis, spent 15 years working at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis in a variety of development positions.

Jews in the News is compiled each month by Editorial & Development Associate Elise Krug. Contact Elise at: 314-743-3671 or ekrug@thejewishlight.com.