Sam and Erica Weisz, past contributing bloggers
Sam and Erica Weisz were wed in 2009 and haven't looked back. Erica is excited to be teaching elementary school, where her passion is in creative writing and working with English language learners. Apart from practicing dentistry at Libertyville Dental Associates and Dental Salon in Chicago, Sam has tried to stay true to his Jewish roots, studying and attending classes.
Together Sam and Erica have a knack for finding the finest places to dine for under $20. Just ask and they will tell you about their food adventures in Chicago and beyond. Sam and Erica are excited to continue to learn and grow as a couple as they embark on another adventure to Uganda this Spring— in their long line of newlywed experiments.
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Our parents counted out eight crisp singles. We are now ready for our trip, but are hoping not to need the eight bucks. Erica and I have officially been hired as mitzvah messengers, shaliach mitzvah, in hopes of returning home safe, in one piece.
The meeting of the minds of Mbale’s Jewish ambassadors. First impressions drew us in with the sincerity of the handshake. It’s not a wimpy, nice to meet you handshake. We are talking about a genuine excitement, one reflected in a full body handshake leading to many lengthy hugs.
Our first days in Mbale Town were filled with many “meetings.” Short-term and long-term dental goals, logistics, and schedules were discussed at length. As decisions were slowly made, we felt more than ready to hit the field running. Be prepared, Africa!
The week was filled with outside dentistry. Our days were spent under the shade of a mango tree, helping the community with much needed dental care.
With each Jewish holiday, we revisit familiar stories, many of which we grew up with since our youth: Queen Esther on Purim, Moses on Passover, Judah and the Maccabees on Chanukah. And every year, we are challenged to find new meaning within the stories, in order to keep them fresh and alive for the next generation.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Ave
Tuesday, April 28 | 6:15 - 9:00 p.m.
12 passionate start up leaders are on the brink of launching their ventures. There is a buzz in the air. The space is electrified…
Each will have the opportunity to stand in front of a panel of shark judges to pitch how their venture will bring about social change. Six of these committed fellows will be awarded a $2,500 mini-grant on the basis of their pitch. Be prepared for an amazing outpouring of information, passion and theatrics.
Be among the first to hear what our JCC PresenTense Chicago innovators are building. Support, develop and empower entrepreneurs in the Jewish community. Be there at the beginning of something big.
Learn more and reserve tickets at www.gojcc.org/sharktank
$10/advance or $15 at the door (Includes kosher appetizers & drink ticket)
Register by Monday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. for your chance to win an Apple Watch!
Conrad Hilton Hotel, 521 N. Rush Street
Thursday, May 7 | 6:30 – 9 p.m.
The Associate Board of the Center for Jewish Genetics is
thrilled to present their annual young leadership event: Jean Therapy: Feel Good in Your Genes, back by popular demand.
There will be food, an open bar, an amazing raffle, a
cappella, and discounts at all participating vendors. Register now at www.juf.org/JeanTherapy.