Faye Steinberg

Faye and Dr. Leon Steinberg at the Freedom Dinner Gala, February 8, 2004
Faye and Dr. Leon Steinberg at the Freedom Dinner Gala, February 8, 2004

Frieda “Faye” Steinberg (née Stendig, 1930- ) is a philanthropist and leader of the Las Vegas, Nevada Jewish community. She was born February 11, 1930 to Anna and Elias Stendig. Originally from New York, the Stendig family later moved to San Antonio, Texas. Frieda graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in June 1952 with a B.S. in Nutrition and a minor in Education. She married Dr. Leon Steinberg August 28, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. Frieda then taught second grade while Leon completed his internship and residency in Radiology in California and Illinois.

In 1958, Frieda and Dr. Leon Steinberg moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where Dr. Steinberg was hired as Sunrise Hospital’s first radiologist. The Steinbergs joined Temple Beth Sholom and helped found the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. They were active in and served on the boards of many Jewish Community organizations. In 2004, the Steinbergs received the Federation’s Hank Greenspun Founders Award. They were honored by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus for their many contributions to Jewish education in 2009. In addition, Temple Beth Sholom held a Gala called “Dancing with the Steinbergs” to recognize their many capital contributions to the synagogue, namely the large Social Hall, the small sanctuary, and the Mikveh and Bride’s room. The Steinbergs also work to build strong ties between Las Vegas and Israel.

The Steinbergs have five children, David, Alan, Dinah, Brian, and Suzanne, and many grandchildren.

Sources:

Bosshart, Becky. "Steinbergs honored by Summerlin's Adelson School." Las Vegas Sun. March 30, 2009. http://lasvegassun.com/news/2009/mar/30/steinbergs-honored-summerlins-adelson-school/.

Dinah Steinberg, e-mail message to author, December 16, 2015.

Porter, Jon Christopher. "Honoring Dr. Leon and Faye Steinberg." Congressional Record 150, no. 1. (2004): E6. Accessed June 17, 2015. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2004-01-20/html/CREC-2004-01-20-pt1-PgE6.htm.

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