The ChiTribe Team

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Who is the Team behind ChiTribe?

ChiTribe is a grassroots organization that is majorly volunteer-led. After 5 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!

Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Rebecca Joey Schwab

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

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Originally from Skokie, Illinois…

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.

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Jonathan Roven

ChiTribe Computer Science Intern

University of Chicago – MS Computer Science and BA Linguistics

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Jonathan Roven is a a rising fourth-year college student at the University of Chicago pursuing an MS in Computer Science and a BA in Linguistics. Jonathan is a Computer Science intern at ChiTribe. A fun fact about him is that I’ve played the piano since he was 5 years old. Jonathan is an active member of Kappa Theta Pi, a professional technology fraternity at his university. He loves traveling, especially solo, and he has been been to more countries than in the US states. Jonathan also love playing and writing music, learning foreign languages, and spending time with his dog. Contact Jonathan,

The ChiTribe Team, Now and Then

Rebecca Discusses ChiTribe on Jewish Podcasts. Tune in!

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ChiTribe Board

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Shaily Hakimian

Falan Austin

Emily Bitzer

Co- Founder and Board Chair Sam Getz-Sheftel

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ChiTribe Team

ChiTribe Team