Steve Weinberg

Helping families struggle with age and special needs is Steve Weinberg’s mission. He said that even though such populations differ, expert help for them is available in Greater Cleveland’s Jewish community.

About 40 years ago, as his German immigrant parents were aging, Weinberg came to realize that Menorah Park would be a great place to learn about and contribute to the elderly community. He’d already caught the helping bug from Elmer Paull, a lay leader and community activist for whom he worked in his 20s. Paull, who Weinberg said inspired him to become involved with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland (where Paull was a life trustee) died in July.

“I think I realized at a young age that I would be able to participate and do more to further and assist the Jewish community than my family had done prior,” Weinberg said. Paull helped him find his true path, his parents’ condition nourished that impulse, and now he’s turned his attention to the younger generation.

“Most recently, as chairman of the Friendship Circle, I have an opportunity to assist families who have children with special needs,” said Weinberg. “I’m personally blessed with eight healthy grandchildren.

“So being able to help families that do struggle with the special needs of their children gives me a great opportunity to give back.”

At a Glance

Age: 72  

As a professional: Weinberg Wealth Management 

Spouse: Penni

Children: Jennifer Dinner; Pamela Kahn; Stephanie Miller

Synagogue: Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple

In the community: Jewish Federation of Cleveland, life trustee at Menorah Park and

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, board chair at Friendship Circle

Noteworthy: Weinberg always wanted to be a major-league baseball player.

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