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Sonia Dobinsky, Executive Director, Receives Goldstein Award

Frank Altman Honored at CAJE Annual Meeting

New CAJE Board

CAJE recently annouced its new board of directors for 2013-2014.
Pictured from left are:

Jacob Milder, Steve Lieberman, Stefanie Kirkland, Rob Litz, Marcia Moskowitz,
John Greenberg, Leslie Yoffie, Steven Toybes, Marcy Cornfeld, Michael Waxenberg,
Kevin Fine.

Not pictured were Ed Becker, Iris DeWoskin, Sonia Dobinsky, Harvey Greenstein,
Joel Lander, Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, David Wallace.


Board of Directors


John Greenberg
VP Board Development

Steven Toybes

VP Marketing/Communications Stefanie Kirkland
VP Outcomes/Evaluation Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg
Secretary/Treasurer Kevin Fine
Board of Trustees Chair Harvey Greenstein
Immediate Past President Marcia Moskowitz

Executive Director


Sonia Dobinsky
  Ed Becker
  Marcy Cornfeld
  Iris DeWoskin
  Joel Lander
  Steve Lieberman
  Rob Litz
  Jacob Milder
  David Wallace, D.C.
  Michael Waxenberg
  Leslie Yoffie


Board of Trustees

Life Members

   Frank Altman
   Joyce Becker
   Joseph Feder, Ph.D.
   Paul E. Flotken
   Harvey Greenstein
   Maurice Guller
   Maurice I. Hirsch, Jr., Ph.D.
   Myron H. Jacobs, M.D.
   Linda Kraus
   Sanford Lebman
   Marshall Myers
   Kenneth Rubin
   Harvey Schneider
   Jay Sosna, M.D
   Leo Wolf

   Susan Bosse
   Robin Brody
   Patricia Cohen
   Susan Cort
   Norman Essman
   Diane Gallant
   Randy Green
   Rachel Guller
   Beth Levy
   Jan Nykin
   Sima Oberlander
   Adinah Raskas
   Jane Tzinberg Rubin
   Rabbi Hyim Shafner


Sonia Dobinsky Receives the 2011 Fred A. Goldstein Memorial Service Award

Sonia Dobinsky, Executive Director of the Central Agency for Jewish Education, and Lori Wishne, Jewish Federation Assistant Director of Development, are recipients of the 2011 Fred A. Goldstein Memorial Service Award for professional excellence. Bob Millstone, Jewish Federation Chair, presented the award at a Federation Board of Trustees meeting recently.

Dobinsky has been working in the Jewish community since 1993, joining the CAJE staff in 1998, where she started as a part-time program staff person, became interim Executive Director in 2006 and Executive Director in 2007. Prior to joining CAJE, she served as interim Religious School Director at Temple Israel and was a limited partner at Edward Jones where she was a trainer and human resource professional. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University and is working toward a graduate degree in Human Resource Development. Sonia is also a past Board member at Saul Mirowitz Day School and Temple Israel. She has been married 27 years to Dan and they are the parents of Melissa, 23, a teacher, and Jodi, 20, a college student.


Marcia Moskowitz, Sonia Dobinsky,
Bob Millstone

After the award presentation, Dobinsky explained how a once “corporate trainer” became a Jewish community professional. She credits Debbie Bram’s personal outreach. Dobinsky moved from chairing TI’s Purim Carnival to interim religious school director when she met Joan Wolchansky at CAJE.

Dobinsky described how her life in this community has come full circle. Her 4th grade music teacher became the cantor who was her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah tutor. The Edward Jones’ head of accounting was organist at that same Bat Mitzvah. One of her mother’s social work students is a Holocaust Museum docent and another a Federation contract employee. Her senior counselor at a day camp taught her children’s preschool. She added, “I never would have guessed that my name would join the list of Goldstein awardees along with Mary McKeever who was my mother’s first boss when she moved us from Syracuse, NY, to St. Louis.”

The Goldstein Award was established in 1965 by Ely Goldstein and his wife, Mary, to honor the memory of Ely’s late brother, Fred, who died in 1934. The Award recognizes outstanding professionals for their innovative achievements in Jewish community.


Frank Altman Honored at CAJE Annual Meeting

Central Agency for Jewish Education St. Louis honors Frank Altman longest serving board member
Frank and Ilse Altman

The Central Agency for Jewish Education honored one of its long-time board members, Frank Altman, at the 2011 CAJE Annual Meeting. Frank joined the CAJE board in 1987 and has tirelessly devoted his time and energy to the CAJE mission. Frank is CAJE's longest serving board member.

Thank you Frank, for being a part of and enhancing our CAJE community.


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