Amy and Ira Steinberg have been involved with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ for more than 28 years, beginning when Ira attended a young men’s mission to Austria and Israel in 1993—the first of many missions with our Federation!
They then became active participants in the Young Leadership Division (predecessor of NextGen) and were among the first couples to make a commitment to the William and Betty Lester Society, modeling leadership and generosity then and today in support of our UJA Annual Campaign.
Ira went on to chair the Young Leadership division and was recognized as a recipient of the Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award in 2000.
He later served as the UJA Campaign chair, growing the Annual Campaign and inspiring so many others to join him in supporting our community. Amy and Ira continued to travel with Federation, including our Community Mission in 2018. Ira was the Chair of our Centennial Mission to Israel, the high-profile launch of Jewish Federation’s Centennial year! He is also an active member of the Federation’s board of trustees, having served on numerous committees.
In honor of our Centennial campaign, Amy and Ira have increased their Lester Society by $100,000 and also established a $50,000 Bobrow-Shafman-Steinberg Family Fund, in honor of both of their parents, that will enable the family to make grants to support our programming in Newark. Their support of our Newark initiative pays homage to the deep history of Amy and Ira’s Weequahic roots. With these gifts and their support of the Holocaust Survivor Fund, Amy and Ira are recognized at the Protectors ($250,000+) Level for the Centennial Campaign.
Ira is the CEO of Allen Flavors, Inc., which was established in 1990 as a dynamic, innovative leader in the food and beverage industry offering an array of specialized services well beyond that of a typical flavor house. Allen Flavors was a proud sponsor of our Centennial Mission to Israel.
“I believe it is our responsibility to take care of not only each other, but to take care of anybody who’s in need. And I don’t know if there’s a greater Jewish value than that. The social justice aspect of things — helping people, being kind, lending a hand… to me, that’s truly the Jewish value that guides me in my philanthropy and in my involvement in Greater MetroWest. — Ira Steinberg