Who's Who Humanitarian

Charles B. Bernstein, Esq.

Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States


  • American Jewish Historical Society
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • B’nai B’rith International
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Historical Society
  • Chicago Pops Orchestra Association, Executive Committee (treasurer, 1975-1981)
  • Congregation Bikur Cholim, South Chicago, IL
  • Congregation Rodfei Zedek (board member, 1978-1993, 2000-2011) (officer, 1979-1983, 2002-2004) (vice president) (chairman, Ritual Committee) (Chief Gabbai)
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Hyde Park Cooperative Society, Nominating Committee (1997-2008)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Jewish Genealogical Society (founding member, 1977) (director, 1977-present)
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
  • National Museum of American Jewish History (founding member, 2010)
  • Nu Beta Epsilon
  • The Chicago Jewish Historical Society (vice president, 1979-1982) (founding member, 1977) (director, 1977-2009) (treasurer, 1977-1979) (program chair)
  • University of Chicago


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Law,” Marquis Who’s Who (2014-2015, 2011, 2003-2004, 2000-2001, 1985-1988)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2011-2016, 2004, 2002)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (2010-2016, 1986-1989)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2016, 2001-2002)
  • Recipient, Second Century Award, The Jewish Theological Seminary (1999)
  • Recipient, Kovod Award, Rodfei Zedek Men’s Club (1998)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1988)
  • Recipient, My Brother’s Keeper Award, American Jewish Congress (1977)
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award (1963)

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