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Jenner & Block Partner Debbie L. Berman was named the Chair of the Jewish United Fund’s Trades, Industries & Professions Division in July 2006.
As Chair, Ms. Berman plans to expand the programming and opportunities within the TIP Divisions to address the needs and interests of TIP constituents. Among the new initiatives Ms. Berman plans to spearhead during the year include cross-divisional programming, new giving societies, young professionals groups within the various divisions, opportunities for professional women and a mission to Israel to meet with Israeli business leaders.
Ms. Berman is currently seated on the JUF/Jewish Federation’s board of directors and is the secretary and a member of its Executive Committee. She was also the 2005-06 Chair of the JUF/Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee and Campaign Chair of the JUF Lawyers Division.
The JUF/Jewish Federation also honored Ms. Berman in 2005 with its coveted Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Award, which recognizes “young leaders who represent an ideal of dedication and service to the Jewish community.”