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Sponsors & Sponsorship Opportunities


Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is able to promote events year-round, featuring talented, best-selling, award-winning authors and entertainers. This leads to the Festival receiving local and national recognition as the premiere Jewish Book Festival in the United States. Thank you for your support!

Become a Sponsor

For sponsorship options and level-specific benefits please click here to view our sponsorship form.

All Sponsors Receive

  • Preferred Seating & Reserved Parking on November 2017 Festival’s Opening Night
  • Reserved Front Section Seating throughout the November 2017 Festival
  • Sponsor Recognition in more than 15,000 brochures & more than 1,000 Opening Night Programs for the 2017 Festival
  • Sponsor names displayed on lobby easel at all Festival literary events, through June 2018
  • Sponsor names highlighted on Festival website

Festival events are coordinated by the J’s Cultural Arts Department, supported by more than 100 corporate and individual sponsors, and co-sponsored by more than 50 community organizations and book clubs.

Become a Co-Sponsoring Organization

The Festival’s continued success and generous audiences are due in large part to the many wonderful co-sponsoring organizations and representatives that help promote the two-week-long event every year. Your organization can help make the Festival a cultural highlight of the community.

Co-Sponsorship comes with a wealth of benefits for you and your organization:

  • Recognition of your organization in more than 10,000 Festival brochures
  • Recognition of your organization in more than 1,000 Opening Night programs
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the program your organization is co-sponsoring
  • 2 reserved, front section seats to the program your organization is co-sponsoring
  • When available, opportunities to introduce the author or welcome the audience at your co-sponsored program
  • When available, opportunities to escort and have photos with your co-sponsored author
  • A release to customize for your organization’s newsletter/website, promoting your presence & involvement with the Festival

Your organization can co-sponsor the Festival for $125.

For additional information about becoming a Festival Co-Sponsor, please contact Festival Director Scott Berzon (, 314-442-3125

Thank you for your support and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

2016 Sponsors

Publisher’s Choice Sponsors

Howard N. Lesser
Carole C. Levin

People of the Book Sponsors

Fox Family Foundation
Debbi Grebler in Memory of David M. Grebler
Messing Scholar in Residence




Authors Circle Sponsors






Berger Memorial Chapel/ Richard & Linda Stein & Emily Stein MacDonald
Bernoudy Foundation
Lee Bohm
Jerry & Rosalie Brasch
Judith Gall
Steve & Kimberly Goldenberg
Sidney Guller
Ann S. Lux
Paul & Betty Mendelson
Maxine & Steven Mirowitz
Samuel Krupnick Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Fund
Todd Siwak & Gianna Jacobson
Gloria & Sanford Spitzer Foundation

Literary Chair Sponsors

Abeles and Hoffman, P.C.
Capes Sokol
Cindy Becker in Memory of her mother, Barbara Platzer
Judy & Leslie Berger
Joseph Burstein and Family, in Loving Memory of
Geraldine Burstein
The Delmar Gardens Family
Eidelman & Traub DDS, Inc.
Eileen Schneider Edelman
In Loving Memory of Rubin Feldman by Gloria Feldman & Family
Diane & Paul Gallant
Gail & Louis Glaser
Harvey Kornblum Foundation
Terry & Harvey Hieken
Margie & Merle Horowitz
Judith & Ted Isaacs
Myrtle & Bernard Kornblum’s Changing World Fund
Ken & Nancy Kranzberg
Kuhn Foundation
Debbie & Mike Lefton
Stan & Jean Margul
Nancy & Jerry Raskas
Rabbi Carnie & Mrs. Paulie Rose
The Rubin Family Foundation
Dana & Barry Sandweiss
Nancy & Al Siwak
Marsha & David Soshnik
Saint Louis Science Center
Ultra-Color Corporation
UMSL Center for the Humanities
Alan & Sue Wallach
S. M. Wilson & Co.

Pageturner Sponsors

Penny & Marc Alper
Michael Askuvich
Fran & Bob Balk
Rita & Edward Balk
Barb & Dan Bindler and Susie Knopf & Dr. John Daniels
Stuart & Marie Block
B’nai B’rith St. Louis Missouri Lodge
Judi Scissors & Sam Broh
Edie & Harvey Brown
Paul & Elissa Cahn
Alan & Nancy Charlson
Nonie Cohen & Family
Florence & Hanley Cohn
Jeff & Debbie Dalin
Jennifer & Jonathan Deutsch
Gail & Charles Eisenkramer
Stephen & Edie Feman
Stan & Rochelle Ferdman
Irene Fox & Floyd Emert
Naomi & Shanon Forseter
Dr. Bruce Frank & Enid Weisberg-Frank
Julie & Leonard Frankel
Frankel, Rubin, Klein, Dubin, Siegel & Payne, P.C.
Diane Fredman
Dr. William & Hillary Friedman
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein & Vivian Zwick
Carolyn & Chuck Furfine
Debbie Gilula, Judy & Phil Kaplan and Judy & Jerry Zafft
Judy Glaser
Ed & Dorette Goldberg
Sam Goldstein, CPA, CFP
Randy & Nancy Green
Keith & Cindi Guller
Dr. Michael & Roberta Gutwein
Rochelle Kraines Harris in Memory of Les Harris
Irene & Jim Hirschfield
Margaret & Martin Israel
Guy B. Jaffe & Judy Schwartz Jaffe Charitable Foundation
The Jewish Federation of So. IL, S.E. MO & W. KY
Debra & Stephen Jonas
Steve & Phyllis Kamenetzky
Linda K. Kusmer Total Interior Designs Inc.
Cheryl & Lewis Levey
Lois C. Levin
Marla & Bruce Levinson
Ronnie & Boobie Light and Family
Merle & Richard Linkemer
Marilyn Lipman
Harriet Lipnick
Jerri & Bill Livingston
Jackie Mayer
Louis Myers
Rosalind & Sanford Neuman
Phyllis Hyken & Jerry Nuell
Sima & Michael Oberlander
Merle & Marty Oberman
Lenore & Edwin Pepper
Mary & Sanford Pomerantz
Adina & Heschel Raskas
JoAnn Raskas
Marilyn & Gary Ratkin
Jake & Leslie Reby
Betty & Bud Rosenbaum
Michele & Norman Roth/ Rindskopf-Roth Chapel
RubinBrown LLP
Barbara & Don Rubin
Julie & Monte Sandler
Eileen & Larry Schechter
Julian & Helen Seeherman
Andy & Stan Shanker
Regina M. Shapiro
Michael & Barbara Langsam Shuman
The Singer Law Firm, Donald S. Singer, JD, LLM Principal
Ann & Alan Spector
Paula & Robert Sigel
Edward Spielberg
Frank Jay Spielberg
Julie B. & Tim Stern
Karen Suroff
Alan & Bonnie Templeton
Elaine & Marc Tenzer
Art & Lisa Weiss
Rochelle Weiss & Stephen Loeb
Dr. Alvin & Ray Wenneker
Jim White & Cindy Payant
Heide Wolff in Memory of Don Wolff
Aleene Schneider Zawada


2016 Co-Sponsoring Organizations

American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League Missouri/Southern Illinois
Bais Abraham Congregation
B’nai Amoona Sisterhood
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Camp Sabra & The Camp Sabra/Hawthorn/ Wah-Kon-Dah Alumni Association
Central Reform Congregation
Chabad of Greater St. Louis
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Congregation Temple Israel
The Harris-Newman Fund of Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged
International Institute of St. Louis
J Adult Services & Kitchen J Department
J Associates
J Early Childhood Center
J Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life – Family Center
J Sports, Recreation& Aquatics Department
J Youth Programs
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Jewish War Veterans of Greater St. Louis Post 644
Jewish Women International
Kol Rinah Sisterhood
Midwest Jewish Congress
Miriam: The Learning Disability Experts
Missouri Writers Guild
N’AMAT USA – St. Louis Council
National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis Section
New Mt. Sinai Cemetery
Ready Readers
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School
Shaving Israel
Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community
St. Louis Chapter Hadassah
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis Jewish Light
St. Louis Rabbinical Association
Traditional Congregation
United Hebrew Congregation – WRJ

2016 Co-Sponsoring Book Clubs

A La Carte
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Auxiliary Book Clubs
Book Babes
The Bookees
The International Literary Ladies
Jewish Book Group
Literary Ladies
The Mahj Jong Book Club
Novel Women
Page Turners
The Roundtable
SLU Review
Temple Emanuel Book Club
The Woman’s Club of Washington University Evening Book Group