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(St. Louis) The prestigious Norman A. Stack Community Relations Award will be presented to Fr. Richard Peddicord, O.P., President of Aquinas Institute of Theology and to S. Carla Mae Streeter, O.P., longtime Aquinas faculty member, at the Jewish Community Relations Council Annual Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 11:45 am at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis located at 7730 Bonhomme Avenue; 63130.

This award was established in 1989 to honor leaders of the St. Louis community who have made significant contributions to interfaith understanding, intergroup relations, and social justice.

Gerald P. Greiman, President of JCRC and Batya Abramson-Goldstein, Executive Director of the JCRC state: “The JCRC is delighted and deeply honored to add the names of Fr. Peddicord and S. Carla Mae Streeter to the list of those magnificent St. Louis leaders who have received this award and to thereby acknowledge their important contributions to the St. Louis community.”

In addition to the Stack Award, the JCRC Annual Meeting will be the venue for the awarding of the Milton I. and Merle K. Goldstein, Soldan High School Scholarship Award. This annual scholarship is designated to help graduates of the Goldstein’s high school alma mater defray some of the cost of attending college. The meeting will also include installation of new officers and at-large members of the JCRC Council.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is the public affairs arm of the organized St. Louis Jewish community. Guided by Jewish values, JCRC promotes a just, democratic, and pluralistic society; the security of Israel and world Jewry; international human rights; and understanding and cooperation among St. Louis’s religious, racial, ethnic, and civic groups. JCRC informs, collaborates, advocates and mobilizes the community to take action locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally to address issues important to both the Jewish and general communities.

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