Eduardo Weinstein of Santiago, Chile, earned the 2012 Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award, named for the youngest person to achieve the office of international president of B’nai B’rith. Weinstein received his award at B’nai B’rith’s 2012 policy conference on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C.
The award goes to individuals under 45 who have demonstrated outstanding service to the totality of B'nai B'rith and have worked to achieve the goals of the B'nai B'rith Young Leadership program.
The honor has proven a good measure of future achievement in B’nai B’rith, as many presidents and top organizational leaders have won the Label A. Katz award.
Weinstein has volunteered with B’nai B’rith for the past 10 years. He was a founding member and the first president of the Dayan Lodge, the first new Chilean lodge formed in 20 years. Under his watch, the lodge has seen a healthy growth in membership.
In 2005, Weinstein broadened his spectrum of work from the Dayan Lodge to District 27, a region that includes Chile and Bolivia, eventually joining the district’s Executive Committee in 2007. His rise in leadership continued when he became the second deputy president of the district in 2009, as well as the head of the Institutional Development Committee, where he oversaw the creation of three new lodges that successfully brought in young members.
Continuing his ascension within the organization, Weinstein will be installed as the president of District 27 in November.
In February 2010, Weinstein was instrumental in coordinating his district’s disaster relief efforts after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile, causing damage in Santiago and Maule, Chile.
Weinstein resides in Santiago with his wife, Deborah, and their five children.
Other winners of the 2012 Label A. Katz award are: Ralph Attie of Panama; Edwige Ouaknine of Lev, France; Rebecca Saltzman of Denver; Jorge Silberberg of Montevideo, Uruguay; and Stephen Stern of Annapolis, Md.
Watch Eduardo Weinstein Speak at the Label A. Katz Young Leadership Awards Program