November News from the Camp Chi Family
With Thanksgiving coming up, we have so much to be thankful for this year. Despite the pandemic and the cancellation of camp, the Camp Chi Family has held strong, supported one another and given us so much to celebrate. This month is no different with b’nai mitzvot, engagements, accomplishments and more. Join us in wishing Mazel Tov to everyone listed below. And if you have news to contribute, please submit it here.
It’s b’nai mitzvah season and we want to wish a hearty mazel tov to Avery Fox, Charlie Geyer, and Avery Schechter. We heard you all did beautifully and are very proud of you.
We are so excited for Sarah Glaser who was one of the 17 women awarded The Alpha Delta Pi Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award, the highest individual honor given to a collegiate member of Alpha Delta Pi. Well-deserved Sarah!
Helen Cullen and Hugh Williams welcomed baby Aiden James a few weeks ago. Everyone is healthy, doing well, and Aiden is one cute baby!
We are very proud of Mike Katzenstein who successfully completed the 144th Administrative Officers Course (AOC) at the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute (SPI). Sergeant Katzenstein was also recognized with the well-deserved B. Edward Campbell Service Award. Congrats to Mike and the whole class, comprised 40 students representing 34 agencies from 15 states, who finished the in-person class where everyone stayed healthy and safe.
We were so excited to see that Andrew Schoer and Kathleen Sipe got engaged. We wish both of you endless happiness and love.
There’s a familiar face at JCC Chicago, as Megan (Roth) Abraham, a proud Chi alumna and parent, joined our agency as the Chief Advancement Office. You can read about Megan’s growth with the J here. Welcome aboard Megan!
We are thrilled for Korinne Griffith who has accepted a position with SEEDS Ecology and Education Centers in Traverse City, Michigan. SEEDS is a non-profit that works to keep our environment healthy while also teaching kids science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Avery Fox is one busy bee! Not did she celebrate her bat mitzvah this month, she was also one of Carmel Swim Club’s Swimmers of the Month! Keep on swimming Avery!
Camp parent extraordinaire and Chi Family Getaway attendee Rebecca Geyer has been selected the president of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Mazel tov Rebecca!
Our partners at Keshet have done some restructuring and there are some very familiar names in their leadership team as Jen Phillips was named CEO and Jamie Lake became Chief Development Office. Congrats to both of you on these hard-earned promotions!
It’s been a very busy month for Ilana Felix. First, she got her driver’s license (so buckle up), and then she was named one of Jewish Rock Radio’s Jewish Star Top 20! Be sure to check out her song submission here. Keep rocking Ilana!
Lastly, our own Brad Finkel was accepted into the third cohort of the Mandel Executive Leadership Program, a program of the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. Camp Chi has benefited from Brad’s leadership for many years and we know this will only help him, JCC Chicago, and Camp Chi continue to grow. Mazel tov Brad!
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