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Category: Jewish Person of the Week
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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Ashley Gordon

Where did you grow up? I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, MI What did you do Jewish growing up? As a kid, we went to shul frequently, and I also attended Hebrew School and had my bat mitzvah. Overall, my fondest memories are weekly Shabbat dinners with my

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Carol Kurth

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

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Yehuda Bromberg

My wife, myself, and at that time 2-month-old son got COVID early on.  There were no real policies or procedures for returning to work after testing positive. Once my local health department cleared me from quarantine, my goal became to get back to my team in the emergency department. We got sick before masks,

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Ben Gould

Fortunately, I work for an organization with an important mission, which keeps me motivated to help those who sacrifice so much for our nation. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Skokie and attended Niles West High School. What did you do Jewish growing up? Attended summer camp

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Daniel Aschheim

Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Jerusalem, Israel (with one year as a freshman in high school in Madison, WI-my Midwestern experience). Go Badgers! What did you do Jewish growing up?  I lived in Israel, escorted Birthright trips as a soldier, worked in various Jewish organizations – the Jewish Agency, Masa Israel

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Zak Shapiro

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Wilmette, IL What did you do Jewish growing up? I attended Hebrew school and had my Bar Mitzvah at Beth Emet in Evanston, I was also involved in BBYO.  What do you do Jewish now? I am involved in many Jewish

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Liza Treyger

Meet Liza Treyger, hilarious comedian, and originally from Skokie Illinois! One time, I was performing for a show of only 6 people made up of 3 couples. One couple was out of control. These two lunatics were on cocaine and kept calling me a “cheap Jew”. The situation continued to get

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Danny New

Where did you grow up? Hillsborough, New Jersey. Or, as I tell people when they ask me, “In a town near Princeton, but with less khakis”  Where did you go to school? University of Miami What did you do Jewish growing up? According to my third-grade teacher Ms. Rock, I

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Meet Jewish Person of the Week Sarah Bronson

Meet Sarah Bronson! When she is not working as an occupational therapist (OTR/L) in the rehabilitation setting, she is teaching yoga. Sarah is passionate about the idea that movement is healing and, simply, makes you feel good. Where did you grow up? Highland Park, IL  What did you do Jewish