Aaron Levine, past contributing blogger
Aaron Levine is the
Teen and Campus Programming Coordinator at JUF. Before working there, Aaron
spent six years working for Camp Young Judaea Midwest and graduated from
Michigan State University College of Agriculture with a degree in Environmental
Economics & Policy.
An avid Red Wings and MSU sports fan, Aaron also
enjoys hiking, racquetball, making new friends, and deboarding at random stops
on the EL!
ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR
Even before my graduation from Michigan State University this past spring, it was clear to me and to those in my graduating class that we would be entering the most difficult job market (save for those poor ’09 grads) in recent years. With many of my friends planning to move away from Michigan after graduation, I knew I too, would most likely end up a Detroit native living in a foreign land.
The cold of winter is awesome – I love it. Call me crazy. Maybe it’s because I’m from Michigan where it is commonplace to drive our snowmobiles to work and break out the snowshoes just to get to the mailbox.
In the days leading up to the blizzaster, I was pretty skeptical that anything of substance would actually happen. Living in Chicago after moving from Detroit, I am always looking to compare life here to life where I grew up.
Recently, I feel like life is moving extraordinarily fast. It seems like just a couple of days ago it was April. Okay, that is actually true, so let’s try that again. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago it was February. Even so, trying to remember what February was all about, on the other hand, is a dubious task.
Registration for new applicants opens at www.israelwithisraelis.com on September 9 at 10 am EST for winter trips. Pre-registration for returning applicants opens September 8 at 12 pm EST.
Taglit-Birthright Israel: Shorashim-JUF’s Chicago community trip provider for Chicago area young adults, ages 18-26.
Questions? Contact Shorashim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-267-0677.
Learn more about our free trips to Israel at the Taglit-Birthright Israel: Shorashim Information Session on Thursday, September 18 at 7 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Avenue in Northbrook.
RSVP to Winter2014trips@juf.org
Various locations throughout Chicago
Sunday, September 21
Over 2.1 million individuals receive food assistance in Illinois. Join the fight against hunger. 1 day. 13 projects. 130 volunteers. Join the Young Leadership Division (YLD) & Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network (TOV) and make a difference!
Sign up to volunteer. This event is for young adults between the ages of 22-40ish.