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#294:   Larry Hochberg

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BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS;
1958   Co-founder and President, Children's Bargain Town USA.
1969   Company merger with Toys'R'Us.
1970   Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Sportmart Inc.; sales volume $500 million; traded on NASDAQ.
1992-98   Member Executive Committee and Board of Directors, International Mass Retail Association.
l998   Company merger with Gart Sports of Denver, CO.
1998-01   Board of Directors, Gart Sports Company.
CIVIC ACTIVITIES:
Community activist since 1967.   Founder, Aliyah Council of Greater Chicago.   National Officer, United Jewish Appeal-Chairman Cash Collections and Chairman of all regions.   Dean's Council, Northwestern University Law School; key organizer-suggested travel cancellations to Mexico resulting in vote change in U.N. Zionism as Racism Resolution- 1975.   Co-Chairman, Community Response to Neo-Nazi March, Skokie-1976.   General Campaign Chairman, Jewish United Fund of metropolitan Chicago-1981, raised $31 million.   National Officer, AIPAC-1995-2001.   Chairman-President, Board of Directors, Chicago Friends of the IDF, active over 12 years.   Chairman, Chicago's observance of Israel's 40th Anniversary.   Chairman, National Unity Campaign for United Jewish Communities-1998-2001, raised $23 million for all religious movements in Israel.   Chairman, Capital to Capital Mission to Israel, United Jewish Communities, November 2001, 400 participants.
CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
National Chairman of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.   Member, Executive Committee, Jewish Federation of metropolitan Chicago.   Member, Financial Resource Development Committee, United Jewish Communities.   Member, National Executive Committee, Masorti Movement.   Board Member, Schneider Children's Medical Center-Petach Tikvah, Israel.   Chairman, Israel Emergency Campaign Chicago-2002; raised over $33 million as of May 2003.   Advisory Committee Chairman, Chicago-American Jewish Committee.


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