2012 Double Chai in the Chi
Leah Jones' life changed somewhat over the past 10 years. She explains, "Ten years ago, I was an out-of-work, non-Jewish, stand-up comic; now I'm a VP in marketing, Zionist Jew."
She is "an avid bicycler and always invites people to her Shabbat table, break fast for Yom Kippur and any other occasion where Jews ought to be together…She's taught on G-dcast, participated in Limmud, presented at Jewlicious, written for PresenTense and shared wisdom and Jumpstart," according to Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr, who nominated Leah for Double Chai.
Rabbi Schorr also noted that Leah "has been at the cutting edge of social media in the Jewish community for some time. A first-generation blogger, Leah's blog continues to be a resource for people who want to learn about reform conversions…She truly loves being Jewish and loves living Jewish…Most importantly, she's kind-hearted, unassuming and humble. A combination that is hard to come by in a world of wunderkinds."
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: