February News from the Camp Chi Family!
Every 4 years, we have a leap year and February gains an extra day. Luckily, no matter the number of days in the month, we have an abundance of reasons to celebrate the Camp Chi Family! This month we have college decision, competition winners, new babies, stories of overcoming challenges and so much more! Join us is shouting mazel tov as we celebrate the one another with this month’s News from the Camp Chi Family! If you have news to contribute, please submit it here.
Jake Bauman has drummed up some major success as he won 1st and 2nd place awards at Illinois Music Educators Association’s All-State competition for Jazz Big Band Improvisation & Jazz Composition. Mazel tov Jake!
Love was in the air in Philadelphia as Jenny Goetz (SIT 09) got engaged to Ian Pearlstein! Mazel tov to both of you!
JCC Chicago is proud to launch Women inPower, a 12-month fellowship pairing local business leader mentors with ambitious women looking to advance their own professional career and pursue senior leadership positions. Two Camp Chi parents were selected for the inaugural cohort: Laurel Van Allen & Hilary Coustan! Kudos to both of you!
Congratulations to Jordyn Rubin who joined Phi Mu at Belmont University!
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership recently announced their next cohort of Jewish educators admitted to its Certificate in Jewish Leadership for Educators and we are very proud that our former Israel Educator, Eli Bass is one of them. Mazel Tov Eli! Learn more about the program and meet the other members of the cohort here.
May Abercrombie may have been the drama specialist in 2018, but we knew she can sing and now everyone else does too! May won Royal College of Music’s Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition- best undergraduate vocal performance! Keep hitting those notes May!
Mike Wolf and his wife Rachel welcomed a baby girl just a few weeks ago! We can’t wait to meet her!
As the decision deadline looms a few months away, we have more college decisions we are proud to announce. Congratulations to Cassidy Hanna (Ohio State University), Katie Stein & Max Sedley (Miami University of Ohio), Luke Isaacson (University of Arizona), Anna Wittcoff (Northwestern University) Andy Siegel (Indiana University), Braedyn Bailis & Zoe Matz (University of Illinois), and Gabi Guon (Northeastern University) on this momentous decision. We wish you all endless success!
He’s back at it again! Ben “Greenbean” Greenberg was cast in his first show at Illinois State University. He’ll be playing Jimmy in Really Really through the Freestage Festival. Break a leg Greenbean!
Olli Teather was a lifeguard at Chi in 2014 and 2015. Since working at Chi Olli was diagnosed with Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) Type 1, which causes weakness and atrophy of the muscles. Never one to quit, Olli recently overcame quite the challenge when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, as shown in the photo above. We are very proud of you Olli! You are an inspiration to all of us! Read more about Olli’s inspiring journey here.
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