NEW YORK (Oct. 21)
Morton Kornreich, head of one of New York’s largest insurance brokerage firms, has been elected national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal’s 1989 campaign, Alexander Grass, chairman of the UJA board of trustees and of the 1989 National Chairman Selection Committee, announced this week. Kornreich will be the first UJA national chairman from New York City in 30 years. He will succeed Martin Stein of Milwaukee.
In announcing his election by the UJA board of trustees, Grass cited Kornreich’s leadership record as chairman of the board of the UJA-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater New York, and past president, past general chairman and past major gifts chairman of that campaign.
Kornreich has worked on behalf of the UJA and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the American Jewish Congress and American Jewish Committee. He has participated in many fact-finding missions to Israel and has visited the Jewish communities in Istanbul, Bucharest, Prague, Vienna, Paris and the Soviet Union.
The UJA national vice chairman for three years, Kornreich holds the portfolio of communications/public relations and has chaired both the National Campaign Cabinet and the Conference Committee. He has been an active participant of the national UJA fly-in and community leadership consultation programs. He serves on the boards of UJA beneficiary agencies, the United Israel Appeal, the JDC and the Council of Jewish Federations.
Kornreich is a founder of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a member of the board of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. He has been widely active in New York civic affairs.