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Nearly 50 Jenner & Block attorneys and summer associates on June 3 attended the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s annual Lawyers Division dinner at downtown’s Hyatt Regency. The keynote address for the JUF’s popular fundraising event was delivered by Harvard Law School Professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who argued the “Case for Israel,” also the name of a recently-published book, and received a standing ovation from the 2,500 attendees upon concluding his remarks.
Jenner & Block’s support of the JUF was again spearheaded by Partner Debbie L. Berman, who recently joined the JUF/JF board of directors headed by Chairman Lester J. Rosenberg and President Steven B. Nasatir. Historically this appointed post is awarded to some of the most prominent people in the Chicagoland Business Community.
Last year, the Jewish Federation raised and allocated nearly $44 million to local agencies and charities of all faiths and another $52 million was devoted to overseas needs across the globe.