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 opens on 2/3 for new applicants and 2/2 for returning applicants
Spend 10 days in Israel this summer for free on the Ultimate Adventure With Israelis! All Taglit-Birthright Israel: Shorashim-JUF Chicago Community Trips will be departing from Chicago this summer, making it easier and more convenient than ever for you to get to Israel for free.
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The NEW Headquarters Beercade - River North, 213 W. Institute Pl.
Thursday, February 5 | 7 - 10 p.m.
Join the Back from Birthright Israel community and Chicago's 20 and 30 somethings at the hottest party this winter, The Bar Mitzvah Bash. Dance and play arcade games with us! Celebrate 15 years of Birthright Israel trips & those who became Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel. Mazel tov
The cost is $20 which includes 2 drinks, snacks, a DJ, photos and more. This event has sold out in advance for the past two years – don't wait to buy your ticket! Register online here.
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