2012 Double Chai in the Chi
Investment banker Matthew Seidner doesn't have a lot of free time. But somehow, Seidner has found a way to manage a seemingly impossible amount of commitments. In addition to being a husband and father of three young children, he serves on the board of his synagogue (Anshe Emet), where he spearheaded an initiative that will eventually create a large campus for Jewish life in Lakeview.
As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, Holocaust remembrance is extremely important to Matthew, who also devotes his time as board member of the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center in Skokie. Inspired by memories of attending shul with his grandfather, he is dedicated to living by Jewish values in his home and his community. "As a grown man with a family of his own, he has taken on many mitzvot and sets the standard in our family about our faith and dedication to Judaism," his wife Jennifer said.
As crazy as Seidner's life is (did we mention he also serves as condo association treasurer?), he always finds time to be a dedicated family man, die-hard Yankee fan and "will always be one of the first guys at a simcha to run and lift the guest of honor on a chair."
Pays the bills:
On the side:
Describe yourself in 10 words or less:
How do you Jew in Chicago?
How do you give back?
Fill in the blank: If time and money were limitless, I would:
Chicago's Jewish community in 10 years:
Me in 10 years: