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.
Matilda (The Back Bar), 3101 N. Sheffield Ave.
Wednesday, November 19 | 7 p.m.
These are not your Zayde’s stories. Join Oy!Chicago and JUF News for an evening of true, personal, sometimes-hilarious, always-insightful stories told by young adults navigating Jewish life in Chicago. The event will feature bloggers from www.oychicago.com as well as special guest performers in a format similar to The Moth and other live lit events in the city. Hosted by Jeremy Owens, Oy! blogger and creator of “You’re Being Ridiculous.” Snacks will be provided in addition to a drink special.
Cost of admission:
$10 gift to JUF to support its work helping those in need and strengthening the Jewish community.
Register online now.
Sheraton Chicago, 301 East North Water St.
Saturday, December 13 | 8:15 p.m.
Featuring an evening of standup comedy with SETH MEYERS
Emmy award winner and host of Late Night with Seth Meyers
8:15 PM – Doors Open, wine, beer & concession snacks at your table
9:00 PM – Program Begins
AFTER PARTY immediately following Seth Meyers
Bigger and Better This Year!
Head downstairs for two hours of open bar, late night food and DJ
Big Event is YLD’s premier fundraiser. Your attendance requires a gift to the 2015 JUF Annual Campaign and reflects your commitment to building a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world.
Learn more and register now at www.yldchicago.org/bigevent