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The ChiTribe Team

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Who is the Team behind ChiTribe?

ChiTribe is a grassroots organization that is majorly volunteer-led. After almost 3 years, ChiTribe is still a resource for all of Jewish Chicago. Directed by Rebecca Schwab and a team of incredible interns and volunteers, ChiTribe continues to fill the gap making Jewish life in Chicago accessible. These are the ChiTribe Jewish People of EVERY Week. If you are interested in getting involved with ChiTribe and taking on a leadership role, get in touch today!

The ChiTribe Interns

Scott Prywitch

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ChiTribe Digital Media and Strategic Content Intern

Graduate Student at DePaul University – Nonprofit Management

Email Scott about the ChiTribe Event Calendar, Featured Posts, and all Website inquiries. Email Scott@ChiTribe.org


Ellie Elkin

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ChiTribe Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design Intern

Pursuing a Degree at MSU in Political Science and Government & Public Relations

Email Ellie about the ChiTribe Social Media partnerships, Digital Marketing for your organization, and all Instagram-related inquiries. Email Ellie@ChiTribe.org


Co-Founder & Executive Director

Rebecca Joey Schwab

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Rebecca specializes in identifying new markets of disengaged populations and auditing current engagement materials and social media platforms.

Originally from Skokie, Illinois…

Rebecca grew up in private Jewish education from K-8 at Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago. Every summer, she attended Camp Young Judaea Midwest. After attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focusing on Jewish Studies, Hebrew Language & Semitic Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies, Rebecca decided to pursue a career in the Jewish world. 

Rebecca specializes in identifying new markets of disengaged populations and applying engagement strategies throughout social media platforms. She put this knowledge to use when she decided to create a new organization in Chicago to reach the internet generation where they are at – online. After moving back to Chicago from Wisconsin, Rebecca found it more challenging to find community than she expected. 

As Co-Founder and Executive Director of ChiTribe, Rebecca is optimizing Millennial and Gen Z connectivity in a changing environment throughout Chicago. ChiTribe is a product of best-in-class practices for Jewish engagement, online and off.

More on RebeccaJoeySchwab.com


Rebecca Discusses ChiTribe on Jewish Podcasts. Tune in!

ChiTribe Pitch and Video


ChiTribe Board

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Shaily Hakimian

Falan Austin

Emily Bitzer

Co- Founder and Board Chair Sam Getz-Sheftel


ChiTribe Volunteer Cluster Team

Shabbat Cluster Coordinator Chair: Shoshi Shapiro

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ChiTribe Post-Pandemic Cluster Volunteer Chairs: Sammy Kaplan, Matt Weil

ChiTribe Post-Pandemic Cluster Volunteers Sam Donets, Nathan Lamp, Ashley Gordon, Laura Levine, Adam Schloss, Jordan Silver, Jamie Elekman, Daniel Markon,

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Find all the Jewish Events in Chicago on the ChiTribe Calendar

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