February 2022 News from the Camp Chi Family
Wow! Can you believe it’s already February? If you’re anything like us, your winter days are spent daydreaming about sunny days at camp. Apparently, that makes the time move quickly because we cannot believe we’re already two months into the year. February is known as the short month. Even in a leap year, it has less days than the other 11. But that doesn’t mean it has less news that the rest. While time is flying by, the Camp Chi Family appears to be doing amazing, newsworthy things 24/7. Here’s all of our updates from our February News from the Chi Family!
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If you’ve been following Zach Auerbach’s travels across the country like we have, then you’ve probably been equally amazed as to everything he has seen and done. Now, Zach is publishing a book about his travels, titled Van’s Best Friend. Zach has a Kickstarter campaign, where you can both to help with the publishing costs and reserve your copy, but don’t wait– there’s only a few more days to donate!
In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, we heard Riley Mautner and the U10 Glenview Stars placed 4th in a recent hockey tournament. Nice going!
There’s been a lot happening for the Chi Family in the world of youth groups. Abigail Davis was elected as Mazkirah for spring term of Jane Beber Abramson BBG. At Aviva BBG, Shayna Finkel was elected as Sh’licha, and Makenzie Brull as Gizborit. Haganah AZA newly elected Ari Winer as Shaliach, and Brady Kleeberg as Mazkir. Nice going everyone!
Love is clearly in the air and it’s more than just Valentine’s Day! We’re so happy for Emily Levy & Kyle Buffin who recently tied the knot. Also, Brandon Hults & Victoria “Tori” Adams, who met at camp back in 2017, got engaged, as did Jacob Cohen & Nikki Wynn! Congrats to all of you!
More college news is coming our way. Alex Singer will be attending Colorado State University, and Josh Radis will be participating in the ELSA program at Elmhurst College. Meanwhile, in Iowa City, Julian Akiva was elected Chapter President at AEPi Iowa.
It’s always B’nai Mitzvah Season for the Chi Family. We heard that Sophia Corush and Maxwell Glick each recently did a great job on the Bimah. Mazel Tov!
There’s news coming from some of our other Supervisors from last summer. Maya Parks is now working with us at JCC Chicago as a Teen Engagement Staff, and we’re so happy have here in the JCC Chicago family. Elsewhere, Ben “Greenbean” Greenberg is continuing on his legacy as the PAM Supervisor by playing Pastor Paul in The Christians at ISU’s Free Stage Festival.
The Temkin family is getting mobile as Charlie Temkin recently got her driving license, and Sammie Temkin got her learner’s permit. We’ve also got Jack Zislis on the roads now as a newly licensed driver. See you all on the roads!
We’re so happy for Marnie & Andy Rudick welcomed baby Jaxson Fall. Mazel Tov to new big sister Madelyn and the whole family!
And to wrap it up, we have a mix of news and #ChiDoesGood as Chi Alumna Nina Vinik, who has spent two decades working to reduce gun violence, launched Project Unloaded, aimed at combatting society’s embrace of gun ownership as protection. You can read more in this article, which you’ll need to sign up for a free account to read.