It’s a safe bet that well-rounded is too light a term to use when describing Josh Weinberg. Co-founder of Weinberg-Choi Realty, Josh has the distinction of being among the top 10 percent of realtors in Chicago, is active in the Birthright Israel Alumni Council, makes monetary contributions to the Chicago Jewish community while balancing a family on the side.
At a young age, Josh was exposed to the values of being ethical and healing the world, both of which carry over into his life as a young Jewish professional. He prides himself in customer service, continually looking out for his clients’ best interests. What’s more, Josh’s determination to raise money for young Jewish adults to go to Israel is unwavering.
Josh represents an entrepreneurial spirit that balances work, family, and giving back to a community for which he deeply cares.
Pays the bills:
Selling residential real estate; Co founder of Weinberg Choi Realty.
On the side:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a sports enthusiast- watching and playing, especially fantasy sports! I am involved in a lot of intramural sports including softball, volleyball, dodgeball, and flag football. I love music and collecting memorabilia and autographs.
Taken; happily married to my high school sweetheart, Arin and we have a dog named Yogi.
Describe yourself in 10 words or less:
Describe yourself in 10 words or less: Honest, ethical, hardworking, energetic, funny, life of the party, caring.
Celebrity doppelgänger: Jake Gyllenhaal or Tobey Maguire
How do you Jew in Chicago?
Our house has become a gathering point for family and friends for Jewish holidays. My wife and I host Break the Fast for Yom Kippur and the Passover Seder among other Jewish traditions. I attend High Holiday services yearly at Temple Sholom. I am on the Birthright Alumni Council of Chicago and meet regularly and host events with young Jewish adults. As I mentioned, I am passionate about my sports and I play annually representing a Chicago team in the International Men's Jewish Softball Tournament.
Family, Real Estate, Sports, Music, and Travel
How do you give back?
As mentioned, I serve on the Birthright Alumni Council of Chicago. I donate to the Ronald McDonald House, and I have donated to and volunteered for Bright Pink. I am serving my second year on the Education and Professional Development committee for the Chicago Association of Realtors and starting in October 2012, I will become the committee chair.
Fill in the blank: If time and money were limitless, I would:
If time and money were limitless, I would buy a professional sports team, and spend more time and money to help people in need. In addition, I would travel more.
Chicago's Jewish community in 10 years:
My hope is that in the next 10 years, twice as many Jewish people will be affiliated with at least one Jewish organization.
Me in 10 years:
In 10 years, I see myself dropping my kids off at all of their different activities including Jewish summer camp and I especially look forward to coaching their sports teams. Also, I would like to see our company grow and take on a bigger market share in Chicago and continue to grow my personal real estate portfolio.