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Jenner & Block Partner Debbie L. Berman recently received the prestigious Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Award, which recognizes “young leaders who represent an ideal of dedication and service to the Jewish community.”
Ms. Berman, among other things, is currently seated on the JUF/Jewish Federation’s board of directors, and is the 2005-06 Chair of the JUF/Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee and Campaign Chair of the JUF Lawyers Division. “I do this because I have learned that, even though I’m only one person, I can make a difference in my life and the lives of others,” she told the audience at the federation’s annual meeting.
Ms. Berman encouraged others to become involved with the JUF/Jewish Federation and other organizations as well “because the reward is immeasurable.”
Midge Perlman Shafton, Chairman of the Jewish Federation’s Board of Directors, presented the award to Ms. Berman and Dana Gordon, former President of the JUF Young Women’s Board, who also received the award.