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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Jill Weinberg

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Jill Weinberg until we are able to commission a full entry.

Jill Weinberg with holocaust survivor Gerda Weisman Klein and Kurt Klein at Chicago Book and Author Event, October 23, 2000.

A career serving the Jewish Federation brought Jill Weinberg to her life’s work as the first director of the Midwest Regional Office of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Weinberg’s mother alerted her to an early internship with the Federation, a turning point for Weinberg, who hadn’t known anyone could have a career in Jewish communal service. After earning an MSW from Yeshiva University, Weinberg spent eleven years with the Federation as assistant campaign director of the Continuum Program, director of Missions, and coordinator for Dialogues in Jewish Life. She then became the first director of the Midwest Regional Office of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, raising $70 million for the museum, serving as liaison to local Holocaust survivors, and overseeing traveling exhibits and events.

Jill Weinberg was honored at the 2005 Women Who Dared event in Chicago.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Jill Weinberg." (Viewed on March 24, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/weinberg-jill>.


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