Paul Kravitz, Maryville Hillel Advisory Council chair, has received the 2019 JProStl Partnership Award. The award honors a volunteer leader who exemplifies professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization and the St. Louis Jewish community.
The award was presented at the 14th annual JProStl Recognition Luncheon held at the
St. Louis Jewish Community Center. More than 500 attendees gathered to celebrate the award winners.
“We are thrilled by this very fitting recognition of Kravitz’s tremendous work and dedication,” said Erin Schreiber, Maryville Hillel Manager. “He is a true role model for those who want to serve and lead with enduring impact.”
Kravitz co-led efforts to establish the Hillel chapter at Maryville University and has served as chair of its advisory council since 2013. Each year, hundreds of students find community, create Jewish connections and build leadership skills through Maryville Hillel.
In 2016, Kravitz helped bring the JCC Maccabi Games to St. Louis. The event, sponsored by Maryville University and Maryville Hillel, provided athletic, cultural and social opportunities for Jewish youth around the world. It hosted more than 2,000 athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers and spectators.
Kravitz has served Maryville in a variety of roles including adjunct faculty in the John E. Simon School of business, faculty advisor and mentor and member of Maryville’s National Leadership Council. He received the Maryville University Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016 in honor of the numerous community partnerships he helped establish for the Maryville community.