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Rebecca Joey Schwab (She, Her, Hers)

Rebecca Joey Schwab (She, Her, Hers)

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Rebecca has made it her mission to help people find and create a strong Jewish community in Chicago.

She founded ChiTribe, an organization that brings groups of young adults together in "clusters," programs, and more to foster friendships and lifelong Jewish commitment. ChiTribe connects participants to each other and to local Jewish organizations. Described as "kind, welcoming, and giving," she inspires connections through a weekly email newsletter featuring sign-ups for events. She scours the website of every local Jewish organization to make sure she is letting others know how to get and stay involved.

She also serves as the project lead for Mindfulness and Wellness programs at the Orot Center for New Jewish Learning, where she builds programs to help young Jews stay healthy physically and mentally. Additionally, she taught religious school for two years, tutored b'nai mitzvah students, and hosted countless Zoom programs to keep people connected during the pandemic.

AGE:
29

PRIMARY GIG:
Business Owner in Digital Marketing Consulting for Jewish Non for Profits: www.RebeccaJoeySchwab.com

ON THE SIDE:
Executive Director and Co-Founder at ChiTribe

CELEBRITY DOPPELGANGER:
As told to me by Israelis in the Shuk at Machane Yehudah: You look like an Argentinean America Ferrara. I choose Liz Lemon from 30 Rock instead.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Golda Meir, Judy Gold (comedian)

WHAT IS YOUR NEWFOUND PANDEMIC TALENT OR HOBBY:
Naming and growing Succulents (mine is Timothy). Zumba on Zoom with a friend to make yourself dance. Cleaning my floors. Going weekly to the grocery store is also new.

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