At the start of its 120
year, the Jewish Federation of Chicago begins a new era.
As it convenes its Annual Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, new President Lonnie Nasatir--just the fifth chief executive in the group's history--will, for the first time, present the State of the Federation address. In it, he not only will review the year past, but will outline some of his vision of what lies ahead for one of Chicago's, and the nation's, largest charitable organizations.
The Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive. It will include a 10 a.m. Community Forum, and a noon luncheon program.
At the morning Community Forum, four outstanding young leaders will be honored for their service to Chicago's Jewish community, and the work of one of the Federation's many programs, the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics, will be highlighted. In addition, there will be the election of Federation directors; recognition of outgoing board members; and an opportunity to explore critical community issues with Federation and agency leadership. There is no charge for the morning session.
The lunch session will feature the President's report; presentation of the Shofar Award to 2019 JUF Annual Campaign Chair Wendy A. Berger; and presentation of the Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award to Bill Silverstein. Luncheon charge is $45 per person; $25 for senior citizens, clergy, Jewish community professionals, and students.
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