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Jewish Community Networking Night
Jewish Community Networking NightWednesday, April 5, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Thanks to the generosity of the Crown Family and our sponsors, this event was free.
Do you work in, for, or with a Jewish organization?
Jewish Community Networking Night is for you!
Every year, Spertus Institute hosts a gathering for the professionals and volunteers who serve Jewish Chicago. The evening is an opportunity to network with colleagues from other organizations, celebrate successes, and learn new ways to help your organization excel.
This year, the evening’s speaker was Alexandra Levit, former career columnist for the Wall Street Journal. She will share her considerable expertise on creating effective intergenerational teams, perfect for all of us who juggle the expectations of baby boomers, millennials, and generations x, y, and z.
Alexandra Levit is a member of the executive leadership team at PeopleResults and president of Inspiration at Work, a business and workplace consulting firm.
You deserve some downtime! We recognize that no matter how you serve Jewish Chicago — be it as a professional, educator, trustee, hands-on volunteer, or some other critical role — you dedicate time, devotion, and energy. To thank the attendees who came, we raffled off a two-night weekend stay at the extraordinary Renaissance Blackstone Hotel (our generous neighbor) plus dinner for two at Mercat a la Planxa, named one of the best tapas restaurants in the US by Travel + Leisure.* Must be present to win.
Enjoy these snapshots from last year's event
Pictured, top row, left to right: MAJPS Student Lynnley Rothenberg of The iCenter with Tal Rosen, Director of the Center for Jewish Leadership at Spertus Institute. Marla Gelfond, Spertus VP of External Relations Ellen Hattenbach, and Viki Rivkin of Central Building & Preservation LP. Spertus Trustee and Certificate in Jewish Leadership Recipient Peter Bensinger, Jr. with Caren Yanis, President, Crown Family Philanthropies. Bottom row, left to right: Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis with Erica Wilke Bova, Assistant Dean at Northwestern University, our Certificate in Jewish Leadership partner. Aaron Biel of GIV.global with Aleya Schwartz, Sari Greenberg, and Ellie Spitz of Mishkan Chicago.
*Catering for the evening is kosher certified by CRC.
Raffle restaurant Mercat is not. See kosher options >