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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Carol Kurth

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Meet Carol who found her Chicago Jewish Community during the Pandemic


Where did you grow up?

San Diego, California

What did you do Jewish growing up? 

I converted at age 29! I did go to some Bar/Bat Mitzvahs growing up, and of course a few Shabbats at sleepovers with my friends.

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What do you do Jewish now?

I make challah just about every week. My husband and I participate in a Shabbat Cluster that has been going on since the pandemic started. Sometimes we do Halvdalah but it doesn’t happen as regularly. Hoping to do more after COVID! 

What Jewish organizations are you involved with? 

ChiTribe and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Jewish Student Union

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Where did you go to school? 

Right now, I am in Podiatry school at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine

What do you do for fun/to relax?

Make challah and bagels! I also really enjoy my Peloton classes. I enjoy my work a lot… It can be a problem.

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In non-pandemic times, What is your favorite Jewish Chicago event? 

We didn’t get to go to many because we moved here 10 months before the pandemic!

What do you for work? 

I’m a podiatry student at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago. I also contract with Chicago Public Schools writing science curriculum.

How do you stay motivated during the Pandemic? 

Keep signing up for more things to do – I just applied for another job…. 

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Favorite takeout spot during the Pandemic? 

My kitchen! I cook at home a lot.

Best virtual resource for people working from home?

 A second monitor. Dedicated space (if you can)

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