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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 3, 2019 for Festival’s Opening Night
  • Reserved Front Section Seating throughout the November 2019 Festival
  • Sponsor Recognition in more than 15,000 brochures & more than 1,000 Opening Night Programs for the 2019 Festival
  • Sponsor names displayed on lobby easel at all Festival literary events through June 2020
  • 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 Diane Maier, Manager of Jewish Programs, 314-442-3190.

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

2019 Sponsors

Publisher’s Choice Sponsors

Howard N. Lesser

People of the Book Sponsors

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Sam and Marilyn Fox Foundation
Ann S. Lux
Jean & Stan Margul

Authors Circle Sponsors





Marie & Stuart Block
Lee Bohm
Rosalie & Jerry Brasch
Robin & David Chervitz
Judith Gall
The Karin Blinder Gubin Foundation
Sidney Guller
The Harvey Kornblum Foundation
Maxine & Steven Mirowitz
Samuel Krupnick Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Fund
Gianna Jacobson & Todd Siwak
Gloria & Sanford Spitzer Foundation

Literary Chair Sponsors

Berger Memorial Chapel / Richard and Linda Stein & Emily Stein MacDonald
Gail & David Berwald
Martha & Jim Bogart
Judi Scissors & Sam Broh
The Delmar Gardens Family
Eidelman & Traub DDS, Inc.
Eileen Schneider Edelman
Dr. Arthur Gale
Diane & Paul Gallant
Gloria Feldman & Family in Memory of Rubin Feldman
Gallop Family Foundation
Bob Germain & Bruce Glatter
Gail Glaser
Goldstein & Pressman, P.C.
Debbi Grebler in Memory of my dad Kenneth Holtzman
Howard Hearsh in Memory of Betty Hearsh
Terry & Harvey Hieken
Margie Horowitz
Judith & Ted Isaacs
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Phyllis & Stephen Kamenetzky
Aurelia Konrad Charitable Foundation
Myrtle & Bernard Kornblum’s Changing the World Fund
Nancy & Kenneth Kranzberg
Kuhn Foundation
Carole C. Levin
Nancy & Jerry Raskas
Rabbi Carnie & Mrs. Paulie Rose
The Rubin Family Foundation
Dana & Barry Sandweiss
Nancy & Alvin Siwak
Stacy & Greg Siwak
Marsha & David Soshnik
Ultra-Color Corporation
UMSL Center for the Humanites
Sue & Alan Wallach

Pageturner Sponsors

Penny & Marc Alper
Rita (z”l) & Ed Balk
Judy & Les Berger
B’nai B’rith St. Louis Missouri Lodge #22
Edie & Harvey Brown
Marilyn & Steven Brown
Busey Bank
Nancy & Alan Charlson
Marla & Edward Cohen
Sue Matlof & Michael Cohen
Florence Cohn
Debbie & Jeffrey Dalin
Jennifer & Jonathan Deutsch
Gail & Charles Eisenkramer
Irene Fox & Floyd Emert
Stephen & Edie Feman
Stan & Rochelle Ferdman
Dr. Bruce Frank & Enid Weisberg-Frank
Julie & Leonard Frankel
Dr. William & Hillary Friedman
Carolyn & Chuck Furfine
Debbie Gilula
Dorette & Ed Goldberg
Sam Goldstein, CPA, CFP
Cindi & Keith Guller
Rochelle Kraines Harris in Memory of Les Harris
Irene & Jim Hirschfield
Pam Holly
Joanne & Joel Iskiwitch
Margaret & Martin Israel
Guy B. Jaffe & Judy Schwartz Jaffe Charitable Foundation
Debra & Stephen Jonas
Gail & Carl Lang
Debbie & Mike Lefton
Elaine Lending
Lois C. Levin
Jeff & Louise Levine
Boobie & Ronald Light and Family
Merle & Richard Linkemer
Jerri & Bill Livingston
Rochelle Weiss & Stephen Loeb
Karin Krakover & Michael Loebner
Lynn & Carl Lyss
Ricki & Neil Marglous
Louis Myers
Sanford Neuman
Phyllis Hyken & Jerry Nuell
Edwin Pepper & Associates
Mary & Sanford Pomerantz
Adinah & Heschel Raskas
Marilyn and Gary Ratkin
Leslie and Jacob Reby
Jodie & Sue Rich
JoAnn Raskas & Ron Rosen
Betty & Bud Rosenbaum
Barbara & Don Rubin
RubinBrown LLP
Julie & Monte Sandler
Eileen & Larry Schechter
Helen & Julian Seeherman
Andy & Stan Shanker
Regina Shapiro
Paula & Robert Sigel
The Singer Law Firm, Donald S. Singer & John R. Singer
Smith Moore
Ann & Alan Spector
Frank & Veronica Spielberg
Edward Spielberg
Julie B. & Tim Stern
Elaine & Marc Tenzer
Art & Lisa Weiss
Dr. Alvin & Ray Wenneker
Cindy Payant & Jim White
Dr. Michael & Barbara Williams
Linda Yatkeman
Aleene Schneider Zawada
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein and Vivian Zwick

2019 Co-Sponsoring Organizations

Community Co-Sponsoring Organizations

American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League, Heartland
Bais Abraham Congreation
B’nai Amoona Sisterhood
Central Reform Congregation
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Congregation Temple Israel
Covenant Place Foundation
Crown Center for Senior Living
Deutsch Early Childhood Center
Epstein Hebrew Academy
Hate Brakers/Communities in Unity
Holocaust Museum & Learning Center
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Jewish National Fund
Jewish War Veterans, Post 644
Kol Rinah Sisterhood
Maryville University Hillel
National Council of Jewish Women
Ready Readers
Sharsheret Supports
Shaving Israel
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis Friends of Israel
St. Louis Jewish Light
St. Louis Rabbinical & Cantorial Association
Traditional Congregation
United Hebrew Congregation
Yeshivat Kadimah High School

Co-Sponsoring Book Clubs

A La Carte Book Club
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Auxiliary Book Club
Book Babes
Novel Women
Page Turners
Temple Emanuel Book Club
The International Literary Ladies
The Bookees
The Roundtable