2012 Double Chai in the Chi
The name Jenna Benn should be familiar to any consistent Oy! reader. One of our Oy!Chicago bloggers, Jenna is a self-described 30-year-old civil rights advocate, world traveler and tiny twister who dreams big.
In December 2010, Jenna was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called Grey Zone Lymphoma that affects fewer than 300 people in the United States. Instead of surrendering to cancer, she was determined to find meaning in her suffering. In the course of her fight, Jenna figured out creative ways to leverage social media to process her experience and in turn create a community of tiny twisters that became invested in her fight. In the course of a year, Jenna battled cancer and started a nonprofit called Twist Out Cancer - a Support Community … With A Twist that changes the way a survivor shares and the way a community gives. When Jenna isn't twisting, you can find her working full-time at the Anti-Defamation League where she oversees young leadership programming, media and PR and international affairs advocacy.
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: