Two longtime employees of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago recently were named to key positions.
Rachel Sternberg, 43, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Campaign. Most recently, Sternberg served as JUF's first Chief of Staff. In addition to her 19-year career at JUF/Federation, Sternberg has worked for the U.S. Holocaust Museum and in the private sector. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Emory University and is a graduate of both the Wexner Heritage Program and the Jewish Federations of North America's Mandel Center Executive Development Program. Sternberg and her family are residents of Lincoln Park.
"Given the extent and breadth of her fundraising experience, the management skills she has honed as Chief of Staff, her track record of innovation, and her abilities as a thoughtful motivator and leader, Rachel is uniquely well-equipped to lead JUF's Annual Campaign in today's dynamic fundraising environment," said Dr. Steven B. Nasatir, JUF/Federation President. JUF's Annual Campaign is one of the largest ongoing fundraising efforts in the nation, supporting some 70 local, national and international programs and services. Last year's Campaign raised $78.8 million.
Jim Rosenberg, 44, has been named Chief of Staff. His previous position was Vice President, Financial Resource Development. A Jewish Federation professional for 19 years, Rosenberg has been with JUF since 2000. Before coming to JUF, he worked at the Jewish Federations in Detroit and Cleveland. He also is a graduate of JFNA's Mandel Executive Development Program, and received an MSW and Certificate in Jewish Communal Service and Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan. Rosenberg and his family live in Evanston.
"The management skills Jim brought to his work, the experience he gained there advancing inter-departmental projects, and his notable insight into JUF's organizational structure will serve JUF well as he becomes our Chief of Staff," said Nasatir. "In this role, I will be counting on Jim to work with me daily in advancing all our institutional goals."
JUF/Federation mobilizes the resources that bring wide-ranging humanitarian services to 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and 2 million Jews in Israel and worldwide.