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Jewish Light announces 2020 Unsung Heroes

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2020 Unsung Heroes

The individuals being honored as 2020 Unsung Heroes are (clockwise from top left) Mark Dana, Steve Rosenblum, Aleeza Granote, Alan Spector, Sheryl Kalman and Allen and Ronnie Brockman. 

Seven individuals and one very large group will be recognized as the 2020 Jewish Light Unsung Heroes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. This year’s 11th annual event will be streamed live on the Light’s Facebook page and on its website at free of charge, although registration is required at

Unsung Heroes, which began in 2010, shines a light on individuals of any background or faith who generously volunteer to help the St. Louis Jewish community, and Jewish St. Louisans who volunteer not only within the local Jewish community but also the community at large. 

This year’s heroes are:

  • Allen and Ronnie Brockman
  • Mark Dana
  • Aleeza Granote
  • Sheryl Kalman
  • Steve Rosenblum
  • Alan Spector
  • Back to School! Store (a program of the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis)
Back to School! Store

A 2018 file photo of NCJWSTL's annual Back to School! Store at Temple Israel. Hundreds of volunteers helped provide 1,400 children with clothes, backpacks, school supplies and personal items to get ready for the school year. Photo: Bill Motchan

Look for more information about the honorees in upcoming editions of the Light and profile stories about each Unsung Hero in a special section of the paper and online Nov. 19. 

Unsung Heroes 2020 is generously sponsored by Alter Trading, Clean Uniform, Royal Banks and Mannen Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as well as the Millstone Foundation, On the Run by Wallis Companies, Shirley Mosinger, Melvyn Lefkowitz and Delmar Gardens.

Event co-chairs are Sheri Sherman, Faith Berger, Galia Movitz and Janie Roodman Weiss.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, as well as making a tribute to any or all of the Unsung Heroes, current or past, contact Michelle Arbuckle at or call her at 314-743-3675.