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Steinberg Named Chair of Greenberg Center Board
Steinberg has been a member of the Greenberg Center's Board of Visitors for the past decade, and she has served on the boards of the Seniors Job Bank of Greater Hartford, Beth El Temple, and the Jewish Community Center.
Steinberg will succeed Philip D. Feltman, who has served as chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Greenberg Center since 1992. Steinberg chaired the June 4 dinner that was held in Feltman’s honor, and she headed the Greenberg Center’s 20th Anniversary Committee, which recently announced the establishment of the endowed Philip D. Feltman Chair in Modern Jewish History. Steinberg will be the third chair of the Greenberg Center Board of Visitors, following Feltman and the founding chair, the late Hartzel (Hank) Lebed.
“Over the years, I have seen that the University of Hartford and the Greenberg Center have a vision for the University and the community that fits my own vision of what I hope this community will be able to achieve,” Steinberg said. “I am very happy interacting with all of the programs and students of the University and seeing how they fit together with the general and Jewish community of Greater Hartford.
“I have been in public service nearly my whole adult life and have seen much of the world on fact-finding missions,” Steinberg added. “Being chairperson will now help me focus this experience on the work of the Greenberg Center and the University of Hartford. I am very excited about the possibilities.”
Steinberg has worked as a volunteer on the political campaigns of U.S. Sen. George McGovern, U.S. Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, and Connecticut Gov. Ella Grasso, and she served as an assistant to Sen. Ribicoff. She is well-versed in critical hot-spots in the Jewish world and has traveled extensively, visiting the former Soviet Union and Israel (20 times), all parts of Europe, and South America on fact-finding missions. Her social conscience, wealth of knowledge about communities and fund-raising have won her important national awards, including the Kipnis Wilson/Friedland Award for the United Jewish Communities for high standards of philanthropy though volunteerism.
Arnold C. Greenberg, founder of the Greenberg Center and a University of Hartford regent, greeted Steinberg’s appointment with enthusiasm. “She is very well qualified to take on this responsibility. I am very confident that she will maintain the high standards of leadership of her predecessors.”