Daniel Caspi, 34, and Alex Turik, 35, both Evanston residents, have been named to the third annual “Double Chai in the Chi: 36 Under 36” list of young Jewish movers and shakers in Chicago.
(The letters of the Hebrew word “Chai,” which means “life,” also represent the number 18.)
Check out the full list online at: http://www.oychicago.com/double-chai/default.aspx
Presented by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) and Oy!Chicago (www.oychicago.com)—an outreach website for Chicago 20- and 30-somethings—the list shines a spotlight on the faces of Chicago's Jewish future and recognizes the amazing contributions of this generation. The young professionals featured are noted for making a difference through their work, giving back in their free time, and earning notoriety in the Jewish community and beyond.
“We were overwhelmed by both the volume and exceptionally high quality of the nominations this year,” said Stefanie Pervos Bregman, Founding Editor and Blogger-in-Chief for Oy!Chicago. “If this list is any indication, the future of Chicago’s Jewish community is incredibly bright.”
Full profiles of each honoree are available on the Oy!Chicago web site.
The 36 winners will be honored at YLD’s “WYLD in Paris” party at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 at Studio Paris, 59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago. The party is open to the public. Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $30 at the door. To register, visit http://www.juf.org/yld/wyld_paris.aspx or e-mail email@example.com. Register early – last year’s party completely sold out!
The JUF/Federation is one of the largest nonprofit social welfare institutions in Illinois. The organization funds a vital network of agencies that act upon core Jewish values, including caring for people in need and sustaining the Jewish community.