2012 Double Chai in the Chi
In his nomination of David Solow, American Jewish Committee Chicago Director Dan Elbaum said that David "embodies Tikkun Olam."
A private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs by day and volunteer Jewish diplomat and advocate, David is one of the youngest members of AJC's executive board. Through his work with AJC, David has led meetings with Chicago political leaders and foreign diplomats stationed in Chicago to discuss issues like the Iranian nuclear threat and Israel's desire to have peace with her neighbors, and he will lead an AJC young board members diplomatic mission to Portugal next year.
David is also very involved politically, working on the campaigns of several political officials in Chicago. Because of these relationships, Elbaum said, David is "able to act as a bridge to express issues of concern to the Jewish community."
In addition to all of this, David is a family man and a connector of people who seems to know everybody. "First and foremost, he is a great person and incredibly well liked by all that he comes into contact with," Elbaum said. "David is always genuinely excited to meet people and his enthusiasm makes him a more effective advocate for issues of concern to the Jewish community."
Pays the bills:
On the side:
Describe yourself in 10 words or less:
How do you Jew in Chicago?
I am on the Board of the American Jewish Committee, where we work to safeguard and strengthen Jews and Jewish life worldwide and promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early-and take action. Our key areas of focus are combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry; promoting pluralism and shared democratic values; supporting Israel's quest for peace and security; advocating for energy independence; and strengthening Jewish life.
I also send both of my children to Jewish day school.
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: