Build Your Network: Leap Into Community!

Leap Into Community

Calling all Chicagoland professionals, lay leaders, and volunteers serving Jewish organizations! It’s time to connect at our special in-person networking event.

  • Connect with friends and colleagues
  • Boost your expertise
  • Expand your network
  • Enjoy happy hour food and drinks
  • Win raffle prizes

Thursday, February 29, 2024 (Leap Day!)

Hosted at Spertus Institute, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Don’t let your leap day get away!

Tickets are $10 through February 27. $15 on February 28 and at the door.

Reserve Your Spot Below

Presenting Organizations

Spertus logo
JPro logo
SketchPad logo

Come for part or come for all!

3:30-4:15 pm


Check-In & Community Building

4:15–5:00 pm


Navigating Change as a Community

Workshop led by Spertus Institute’s Dr. Keren E. Fraiman & Dr. Dean P. Bell.

5:15-7:00 pm


Happy Hour Networking Reception.

Enjoy delicious food and drinks from Zelda’s, Taboun Grill, and Hamachi Sushi Bar!

CRC Kosher Certification Logo

Navigating Change as a Community

Dr. Keren E. Fraiman, Spertus Institute Dean & Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Dean P. Bell, Spertus Institute President & CEO

This workshop examines creating dialogue, resilience, and change in times of crisis. Building community and navigating change have never been as important as they are today and for the future. As we look forward, there is an opportunity to consider the ties that bind. What brings us together as a community? What has changed? What are the challenges and opportunities? And how do we build our resilience to learn and grow from past and current storms and prepare for whatever comes next?

Raffle prizes include:

  • Event rental at SketchPad
  • ChiTribe event sponsorship package
  • JPro Chicago coffee/tea gift card & three-way charging cable
  • Tickets to Spertus Institute Centennial Dinner & Celebration, September 22, 2024

You must be present at the event to win!
Names will be drawn after the event.

Discount parking is available for $10 for 12 hours at Grant Park South Garage, 325 S. Michigan Avenue. Bring your parking stub to Spertus for validation.