Kevin Friduss -- or "DJ Storm" as he's known by countless Chicago-area Jewish teens -- is an all-star in the world of BBYO. A beloved and internationally recognized BBYO advisor for the past seven years, Kevin has devoted weekends and weeknights alike to volunteering with Jewish teens, helping them find connection and build their Jewish identities. Whether it's shooting hoops, welcoming teens with special needs, or helping students craft meaningful programs to lead with their peers, Kevin always goes above and beyond.
Kevin is also an expert skier, bartender, husband, uncle, foodie, performing arts critic, sailor, and haunted house enthusiast. Working for CBS Radio, he has his thumb on the pulse of what's happening in the city's food, arts and culture scene. He also recently concluded four years as Chicago alumni association president for his alma mater, the University of Denver.
Marketing and Promotions Coordinator at CBS Radio Chicago
On the side:
Restaurant critic and Broadway in Chicago critic for the Chicago Examiner, director of the Windy City Pizza Club, BBYO advisor
How do you give back?
As a BBYO advisor, I volunteer every week and many weekends to guide and mentor the members of my chapter and help them become leaders in the community. In addition to weekly chapter meetings and programs, I volunteer at all regional programs and conventions helping to bring meaningful experiences to all Jewish teens in the Chicago area. On top of BBYO, I also have been a leader on Ta’am Yisrael the past three years, taking eighth graders to Israel on an intensive tour of the Holy Land.
Celebrity doppelganger/who would play you in a movie:
Something most people don’t know about me:
In 2014, I was honored to receive the International AZA Advisor of the Year Award, presented at BBYO’s International Convention in Dallas, Texas. Before that, I knew that I was making a difference in teenager’s lives, but I didn’t realize the impact I had made. Hearing my name called in the massive ballroom among 2,000 attendees was one of the greatest moments of my life and something I will always remember.