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Heart & Soul Gala

Congregation Shaare Emeth Presents: The Annual Heart & Soul Gala

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 – 7pm at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Join us for an elegant evening celebrating our congregation and its members. The event will begin with a cocktail hour and live music, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony honoring Joy & Jay Liss and Stan Shanker.

Harris Frank Community Service Award Presented to Joy and Jay Liss


Joy and Dr. Jay are committed to spreading the values that our congregation cherishes by promoting a spirit of inclusiveness and support throughout the community. Joy is past president of Shaare Emeth and has been an eager champion for equal rights. Dr. Jay, who served his country as a medical officer in Vietnam, where he received a Bronze Star and Combat Medic Badge, is a tireless advocate for veteran rights.


The Harris Frank Community Service Award has been established to recognize members of Shaare Emeth who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Congregation, the St. Louis Jewish community, and the greater St. Louis community. 


The Tzedek Award Presented to Stan Shanker

Stan’s work with the International Institute has allowed him to make a difference in our community. He has deep compassion towards refugee families who have been through atrocities, lost loved one, and left loved ones behind while trying to come to our country for a better life for their families. Stan’s continual efforts to help assist New Americans in integrating into the community exemplify the Jewish value of tzedek.

The Tzedek Award acknowledges members of the congregation whose lives exemplify the Jewish value of tzedek (righteous action) both within the congregation and in the community at large. 



Keep an Eye Out for the Invitation!

Please keep an eye out in the mail and online for an invitation and RSVP form.

For questions please contact Rosalie Stein at [email protected] or 314-569-0010


We Invite You to Join Us as a Sponsor!

By sponsoring the Heart & Soul Gala, you will have an opportunity to help Congregation Shaare Emeth continue to inspire lives with programs that develop our youth into strong leaders, impact our community, and continue our mission of education, spiritual practice, social justice, and outreach.

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