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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 2018 Festival’s Opening Night
  • Reserved Front Section Seating throughout the November 2018 Festival
  • Sponsor Recognition in more than 15,000 brochures & more than 1,000 Opening Night Programs for the 2018 Festival
  • Sponsor names displayed on lobby easel at all Festival literary events, through June 2019
  • 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 Amy Pakett, Director, Literary & Jewish Arts, 314-442-3152.

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

2017 Sponsors

Publisher’s Choice Sponsors

Howard N. Lesser
Carole C. Levin

People of the Book Sponsors

Fox Family Foundation
Messing Scholar in Residence

Authors Circle Sponsors



Busey Bank

Goldstein Pressman

Bernoudy Foundation
Lee Bohm
Jerry & Rosalie Brasch
Judith Gall
Diane & Paul Gallant
Debbi Grebler in Memory of David M. Grebler
Karin Blinder Gubin Foundation
Sidney Guller
Ann S. Lux
Stan & Jean Margul
Paul & Betty Mendelson
Maxine & Steven Mirowitz
Samuel Krupnick Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Fund
Todd Siwak & Gianna Jacobson
Gloria & Sanford Spitzer Foundation

Literary Chair Sponsors

Judy & Leslie Berger
Berger Memorial Chapel / Richard and Linda Stein & Emily Stein MacDonald
Stuart & Marie Block
Joseph Burstein and Family, in Loving Memory of Geraldine Burstein
Robin & David H. Chervitz
The Delmar Gardens Family
Eidelman & Traub DDS, Inc.
Eileen Schneider Edelman
Gail & Charles Eisenkramer
In Loving Memory of Rubin Feldman by Gloria Feldman & Family
Gallop Family Foundation
Gail & Louis Glaser
Harvey Kornblum Foundation
Betty (z”l) & Howard Hearsh
Terry & Harvey Hieken
Margie Horowitz
Judith & Ted Isaacs
Ken & Nancy Kranzberg
Kuhn Foundation
Lois C. Levin
Myrtle & Bernard Kornblum’s Changing World Fund
Nancy & Jerry Raskas
Rabbi Carnie & Mrs. Paulie Rose
The Rubin Family Foundation
S. M. Wilson & Co.
Saint Louis Science Center
Dana & Barry Sandweiss
Nancy & Al Siwak
Smith Moore
Marsha & David Soshnik
Ultra-Color Corporation
UMSL Center for the Humanities
Jan & Steve Winston

Pageturner Sponsors

Penny & Marc Alper
Michael Askuvich
Fran & Bob Balk
Rita & Edward Balk
B’nai B’rith St. Louis Missouri Lodge
Martha & Jim Bogart
Judi Scissors & Sam Broh
Edie & Harvey Brown
Paul & Elissa Cahn
Nonie Cohen & Family
Florence Cohn
Jeff & Debbie Dalin
Jennifer & Jonathan Deutsch
Elke Koch Interiors
Irene Fox & Floyd Emert
Stephen & Edie Feman
Stan & Rochelle Ferdman
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
Carolyn & Chuck Furfine
Debbie Gilula
Bob Germain & Bruce Glatter
Ed & Dorette Goldberg
Steve & Kimberly Goldenberg
Sam Goldstein, CPA, CFP
Randy & Nancy Green
Beth & Gary Growe
Keith & Cindi Guller
Dr. Michael & Roberta Gutwein
Rochelle Kraines Harris in Memory of Les Harris
Irene & Jim Hirschfield
Joanne & Joel Iskiwitch
Margaret & Martin Israel
Guy B. Jaffe & Judy Schwartz Jaffe Charitable Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Johnston
Debra & Stephen Jonas
Susan & Rich Kofkoff
Carl & Gail Lang
Debbie & Mike Lefton
Elaine Lending
Barb & Dan Bindler and Susie Knopf & Richard Levey
Marla & Bruce Levinson
Ronnie & Boobie Light and Family
Merle & Richard Linkemer
Marilyn Lipman
Jerri & Bill Livingston
Rochelle Weiss & Stephen Loeb
Alan & Alice Ludmer
The Mancini Family
Ricki & Neil Marglous
Sue Matlof
Jackie Mayer
Louis Myers
Rosalind & Sanford Neuman
Phyllis Hyken & Jerry Nuell
Merle & Marty Oberman
Jim White & Cindy Payant
Lenore & Edwin Pepper
The Pines Law Firm, LLC
Mary & Sanford Pomerantz
Adina & Heschel Raskas
JoAnn Raskas
Marilyn & Gary Ratkin
Jake & Leslie Reby
Jody and Sue Rich
Rindskopf-Roth Chapel / Michele & Norman Roth
Betty & Bud Rosenbaum
Barbara & Don Rubin
RubinBrown LLP
Marlene & Harvey Sachs
Saint Louis Fashion Fund
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 & John R. Singer
Paula & Robert Sigel
Ann & Alan Spector
Edward Spielberg
Frank Spielberg & Veronica Steck
Julie B. & Tim Stern
Alan & Bonnie Templeton
Elaine & Marc Tenzer
Dr. & Mrs. Les Trubow
Art & Lisa Weiss
Dr. Alvin & Ray Wenneker
Mike & Barb Williams
Heide Wolff in Memory of Don Wolff
Aleene Schneider Zawada
Judy & Jerry Zafft
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein and Vivian Zwick

2017 Co-Sponsoring Organizations

American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League Missouri / Southern Illinois
Bais Abraham Congregation
B’nai Amoona Sisterhood
Central Reform Congregation
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Congregation Temple Israel
International Institute of St. Louis
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family and 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
N’AMAT USA- St. Louis Council
National Council of Jewish Women- St. Louis Section
Ready Readers
Shaving Israel
Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis Jewish Light
St. Louis Rabbinical Association
Traditional Congregation
United Hebrew Congregation- Women of UH

2017 Co-Sponsoring Book Clubs

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