Turning the Camera on Patty Bloom

February 28, 2022

The relationships our students have with Mirowitz faculty and staff impactful. They lead to self confidence and personal joy, connection and empowerment. We are so proud that the St. Louis Jewish community is recognizing two of our exemplary Mirowitz professionals this spring.

Every family at Mirowitz begins their journey here with Patty Bloom. It’s likely that she was the first person you met here, and she considers her role as director of Admissions and Marketing to be more of a calling than a job.

She cares so deeply about each student and every family. And because she is so grateful that someone managed to convince her to send HER children to Mirowitz, she feels she is passing along that gift to every family she recruits to our school.

We are thrilled to announce that Patty will receive the Fred A. Goldstein Award for Outstanding Professional Leadership and Service to the Jewish Community from our Jewish Federation on April 10.

This honor recognizes outstanding professional leadership and is awarded to individuals who excel in their field, have a significant track record over time, have introduced important innovations, and are perceived as role models by other professionals and volunteers.

Patty is usually behind the camera…but watch our school family turn that camera around and shine it on Patty Bloom here!

Patty is a tenacious, hard-working leader who gives every ounce of her energy toward making sure that children have the opportunity to grow up in the environment she chose for her own spectacular kids, Rebecca and Matthew.

Surely you’ve heard her story about how she veered from her original plan to use public school. She’s probably told you how she credits the school for helping her raise children who are thoughtful, compassionate and have strong Jewish identities.

She may have expressed her gratitude that Mirowitz helped them grow to be leaders who make good choices and whose Jewish values have guided them through the challenges in adolescence and young adult life. (Her daughter even followed in her footsteps, and is the assistant director of admissions and marketing at a similar Jewish day school in Chicago.) And she wants to make sure YOU have the opportunity to provide the same thing for your children. To her, Mirowitz is fulfillment of her dream that the future be filled with Mirowitz alumni.

We also are honoring Reb Scott Slarskey next week. Yesterday, during our first virtual learning day in almost two years, we saw the importance of the students’ relationship with Reb Scott, who will receive the JPro Visionary Award on Thursday afternoon in front of hundreds of Jewish professionals.

Need evidence of the power of relationships at Mirowitz? View yesterday’s virtual t’fillot with Reb Scott here.

Patty and Scott are among the many adults who love your children, and work tirelessly to ensure that your children have a child marked by meaningful Jewish learning, academic excellence and social responsibility. Both are recognized nationally for their excellence, and both are local treasures worth celebrating with great joy! Please show your gratitude to Patty and Scott, and to your child’s teachers with a note, a tribute or a shout out on social media!


Shabbat Shalom,