Heart and Soul 2020: A Virtual Celebration
Chazak, Chazak, v’Nitchazeik – “Be Strong, Be Strong, and We Will Strengthen One Another”
Saturday, November 7, 2020
7 p.m. – online
Mazel Tov to our 2020 Heart and Souls Awardees!
Patty Croughan with the Harris Frank Community Service Award
Throughout her life, Patty Croughan has incorporated the values of the
Harris Frank Community Service Award both in her professional work as a
psychotherapist and in her volunteer work. Her drive to help others led
her to a rich volunteer career at Shaare Emeth and beyond. She served on
many Temple committees, and eventually as Shaare Emeth President
from 2001-2003. She chaired the very successful Capital Campaign which
funded the remodeling of the administrative and educational wing of the
Temple. She also worked closely with Jewish Federation on building the
relationship between St. Louis and St. Louis’ sister community in Israel,
Yokneam-Megiddo. In accepting this award, Patty wishes to pay special tribute to her late husband, Jack, who shared her values of community service and giving back. Jack began the Impaired Physicians Program of the Missouri State Medical Association as a support to physicians struggling with mental health and addiction. Patty shares this award with Jack, as they were each other’s
biggest cheerleaders. Today, Patty serves as the Chair of the Millstone Institute Advisory Committee. Patty is proud to accept the Harris Frank Community Service Award in recognition of all of her impactful work. Thank you for all you have done and mazel tov Patty!
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.
Gail & Charles Eisenkramer and Family with The L’dor Va’dor Award
Since they joined Congregation Shaare Emeth in 1965, Gail and Charles Eisenkramer have demonstrated a heartfelt and continuous commitment to their Shaare Emeth community and to the greater Jewish community. Gail is past President of the Shaare Emeth Sisterhood and current President of the National Council of Jewish Women. Charles is the past President of Congregation Shaare Emeth, The JCCA and The New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Board and currently
serves on the Enterprise Bank and Trust Board of Directors. Charles
also served eight years on the national Board for the Union for Reform
Judaism. They are the proud parents of Jill Bernstein and Chuck
Eisenkramer, and the proud grandparents of Elissa, Stacy, and Jordan Bernstein, and Seth and Jacob Eisenkramer. They have handed down their commitment to the Jewish community to each member of their family, emphasizing the importance of engagement, leadership, and philanthropy.
Their nonstop involvement and ongoing dedication to the Jewish community and to Congregation Shaare Emeth, combined with their focus on instilling these values into the younger generation, make Gail and Charles the perfect recipients of this year’s L’dor Va’Dor Award. Thank you for all of you have done, and mazel tov Gail and Charles and family.
The L’dor Va’dor Award recognizes and honors families whose dedication
and commitment to Congregation Shaare Emeth has continued for multiple
generations. This family has had a significant and meaningful impact on
the congregation through engagement, generosity, and leadership.
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Thank You to Our Generous Heart and Soul 2020 Sponsors (as of July 22, 2020)
Pam and Ron Rubin
Brenda and Joseph Pereles
Debbie and Mike Lefton
Marilyn and Ken Steinback
Marilyn and Dick Brickson
Sharee and Mark Feldman
Sherri and Richard Goldman
Nancy and Randy Green
Jacquelyn and Ken Kleban
Jerri and Bill Livingston, Jr.
Mona and Larry Swedroe
Stacey and Josh Wallach
Sue and Al Wallach
Susan and Alan Witte