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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Zev Ginzburg

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Where did you grow up?

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

What did you do Jewish growing up?

Purim celebrations, Soviet Seder’s. And a lot of Jewish Deli Food.

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What do you do Jewish now?

I try and share as many jewish experiences as I can with my girlfriend: Be it Shabbat, Pesach, or just whining 🙂

What Jewish organizations are you involved with?

AEPi Alumni Groups, Project 613, Aish

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Where did you go to school?

UIC and NEIU

What do you do for fun/to relax?

I enjoy photography and editing. I also love to go to the banya for a shvitz.

In nonpandemic times, What is your favorite Jewish Chicago event?

Lag B’Omer is the best of the outdoors and jewish identity. 

What do you do for work?

Jira Developer and Administrator

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How has that changed during COVID?

Not one bit 🙂 The job was in a virtual world, just a lot less in person happy hours 🙁

During COVID…

How do you stay motivated during the Pandemic?

I dove head deep into the political narrative and tried to change something from my couch. 

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Favorite takeout spot during the Pandemic?

Portillo’s!

Best virtual resource for people working from home?

Being sure their company provides wellness resources. And just taking it easy when you can. 

Complete the phrase: When the Tribe Gathers…

The Jews start to matter. 


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