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Alice Samuels Handelman, American public relations professional, writer.


Handelman, Alice Samuels was born on March 17, 1943 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Ned Harlan and Margaret (Isaacs) Samuels.


BJ, University Missouri, 1965.


Intern reporter Miami (Florida) News, summer 1964. Staff feature writer St. Louis Blues hockey club, 1968-1977. Freelance writer St. Louis, since 1967.

Community relations associate Jewish Center for Aged of Greater St. Louis, Chesterfield, Missouri, 1981-1985, director community relations, 1985-2000. Public relations consultant Jewish Family and Children's Service, St. Louis, 1983, 89. Guest lecturer Maryville University, 1997.


  • Other Work

    • Author, photographer: LaSalle Street--A History of the St. Louis Wholesale Flower market, 1987. Freelance writer, contributor to St. Louis Globe-Democratic, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New York Times, St. Louis Jewish Light, St. Louis Blues Goal Magazine, Hockey News, Hockey World, Ladue News, Sporting News, National Hockey League, Hockey Pictorial, Suburban Journal Newspapers. Writer copy for Knight's Catalogue, 1983.


Instructor hockey for women Meramec Community College, St. Louis, 1976—1977. Advisory committee visiting professor program JCA Associates, 1981—1983, Gerontological Institute, St. Louis, 1981—1983. President Weber School Parent-Teachers Association, Creve Coeur, 1982.

Member Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, 1965. Member central advancement team Parkway Central High School, 1985—1989. Photographer Tour de Cure bicycle ride to benefit American Diabetes Association, 1992, 1993.

Secretary, board directors Gateway Elder Services, 1998—2005, president, since 2005, honorary board chairman, since 2005. Chair development committee Mideast Area Agency Aging, 2001—2003, chair emeritus, since 2007. Member adult days services advisory committee Jewish Community Center, since 2001, strategic planning communications committee.

Member Shofar Society Congregation Temple Israel, since 2000. Member, Gala Committee Saul Mirowitz Day School Reform Jewish Academy, advisory chair, 2008. Co-chair 50th annual celebration Women of Achievement, 2005.

Jewish Federation Lion Judah co-chair St. Louis Contingence to International Convention, 2006, Marketing Committee Mercantile library, 2008. Board directors Craft Alliance, 2009, since 2009. Public relations chairman National Council Jewish Women, 1981—1983, publicity chairman fashion sale, 1985.

Life member Jewish Hospital Auxiliary, since 1965, Jewish Center for Aged Auxiliary, since 1986, National Council Jewish Women. President Young Women's Council on Education of Jewish Federation St. Louis, 1969. Marketing/public relations committee Reform Jewish Academy St. Louis, 2000—2001, Jewish Family and Children's Service, 2000.

Member public relations committee Temple Israel, 2000, 2001, 2008. Board directors American Jewish Committee, 2001—2003. Board directors women's division Jewish Federation St. Louis, 2000—2008.

Board directors Mideast Area Agency Aging, 1997—2003. Strategic planning communications committee Jewish Community Center, 2004. Member National Federation Press Women (1st place award communications contest, Third place photo feature 1989, Third place award advertising photography 1993, honorable mention advertising photo, 2d place marketing new service award, 2d place magazine advertising, 1996, Third place direct mail marketing fundraising literature, 2d place direct mail advertising-fund raising Annual NFPW Communications Contest 1996, Third place Color magazine advertising 1996, 1st place feature article 2003, St. Louis chapter Quest award for distinguished achievement in communications 2000, 1st place award for personality profile 2002), Jewish Center for Aged Auxiliary, Fellows of Jewish Hospital, Missouri Press Women (1st place corporation newsletter category state feature writing communications contest 1988, 93, 1st place advertising photography, 2d place feature article, 3 1st place awards 1994, 1st place not for profit newsletter 1994, 5 1st place communications awards 1995, 2d place feature writing, 1st place newsletter award Missouri Association of Homes for the Aging 1994, planning committee Fair St. Louis Srs.

Day 1995-1998, planning committee Srs. Day VP Fair 1994), Missouri Association Homes for the Aging (publicity committee, Outstanding 1st Place Newsletter award), Missouri Press Women (public chairman 1994, since 2000), Women in Communications (Ruth Philpott Collins award 1984, Best in the Midwest 2d place feature writing 1992), Press Club Metropolitan St. Louis (board directors 2002, 1st vice president 2003-2007, president 2008-2009), Press Club(Yula Advisory chair, 2009), Westwood Country Club.


Married Howard Talbot Handelman, August 29, 1965. Children: Karen Handelman, Patricia Handelman Bloom, Marjorie Lynn.

Ned Harlan Samuels

Margaret (Isaacs) Samuels

Howard Talbot Handelman

Karen Handelman

Patricia Handelman Bloom Handelman

Marjorie Lynn Handelman