December 2020 News from the Camp Chi Family
We are now in the final month of 2020. Many lament the year that is ending, and we certainly missed a lot. But the Camp Chi Family provided us with so much brightness and reasons to celebrate. This month is no different with new babies, college decisions, b’nai mitzvot and so much more. To everyone listed below and all those who accomplished any sort of milestone this year- congratulations! As we head into the new year, if you have news to contribute, please submit it here.
We’ve got some future college students in the ranks. We are very proud of Stephen Vozar (High Point University), Josh Kaufman (Miami University of Ohio), Jacob Zucker (Iowa University), and Josh Radis (Bethesda at Concordia University, Wisconsin). We wish you all limitless success!
AEPhi at Arizona State University has some familiar faces to us on the executive board as Jordyn Neiman chairs programming and Bella Schneider chairs membership. Congrats to both of you!
There’s another new baby in the Camp Chi Family as Jessica (Craig) and Marko Milanović welcomed Luka James just before Thanksgiving. Now that’s a cutie pie to be thankful for!
Love has been in the air and if you listen closely you may hear wedding bells as Louis Stromberg and Beverly Greenstein got engaged, and Jakub Macho and Miriama Vranaiova got engaged. Wishing all of you lives filled with endless love and happiness.
As features in our photos, the ongoing pandemic cannot stop our campers from celebrating their b’nai mitzvot. Mazel tov to Lauren Friduss, Emma Firsel, and Ethan and Charlie Goldstein!
We love that Camp Chi has such a strong representation in JCC Chicago’s Seed613, which empowers female-identifying Jewish teens to work together to identify challenges in the community and create solutions, whether big or small, that will make a meaningful difference. There are 5 members of the Camp Chi Family in the newest cohort: Bailey Harris, Hannah Greenspan, Jocelyn Katz, Sydney Zuckert and Allison Finn. You see the projects they worked on, logos they created, and mission statements they crafted below.
by Bailey Harris, Hannah Greenspan, and Jocely Katz
My Student Mind Mission Statement: Our website focuses on creating a digital community for students navigating their journey with mental health. Students often have trouble properly identifying, addressing, and communicating their personal struggles in various settings such as school. We encourage them to take control of their mental health inside of the classroom and out through various online resources.”
by Allison Finn and Sydney Zuckert
Project L.I.G.H.T. Mission Statement: Our mission is to educate students on disabilities and inclusivity practices to create a more unified and informed world. Project LIGHT stands for Learning Inclusion Goodness and Humanity Together. It is a service created to teach students a curriculum based around different disabilities and how to interact with people who have those disabilities in normal day to day life. Our goal is to unite our world and break down the barrier keeping people apart.