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Joey Becker (He, Him, His)

Joey Becker (He, Him, His)

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When the pandemic hit, Joey sprang into action to make sure the Chicago Jewish community would have places to gather, pray, and celebrate even from far away. He started hosting Mizmor L'Reta , an outdoor minyan on his back patio, and organized multiple services for each Jewish holiday with the help of Rabbi Megan GoldMarche at Base. Now, he is starting his first year on JUF's YLD Board and continues his work on the boards of the JUF Young Lawyers Group and Windy City Minyan, as well as staying involved with Anshe Emet Synagogue.

In his own minyan and beyond, Joey is determined to create spaces for every Jew who wants to be involved. Known for his welcoming presence and eagerness to collaborate and integrate new people into the community, he gives back in so many ways and is always looking for fresh ideas to learn and share.

AGE:
28

PRIMARY GIG:
Attorney at Winston & Strawn

ON THE SIDE:
I run a backyard minyan - singing required!

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK:
I have a pro-bono practice where I defend families against eviction claims.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Joey Weisenberg. He creates a space for new, innovative Jewish music. And has a great first name.

WHAT IS YOUR NEWFOUND PANDEMIC TALENT OR HOBBY:
Backpacking! There is no better feeling than turning off my phone for a five-day hike.

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